Marine Navigation App offers access to NOAA marine vector charts, freshwater lake maps, USACE inland river maps. Only marine GPS app to have route assistance with Voice Prompts for marine navigation. It has route manager to create new boating routes or import existing GPX/KML routes. It supports Nautical Charts course up orientation. Includes Tide & Currents prediction.
* Hardware/GPU accelarated vector charts (text stays upright on rotation).
* Voice Prompts for marine navigation (requires GPS )
* 1ft / 3ft depth contour maps for anglers for selected lake maps.
* Supports GPX/KML for boating route editing/import.
* Tide & Currents prediction.
* Seamless chart quilting of marine charts
* Enter way points
* Record tracks, Autofollow with realtime track overlay
* Voice Prompts for marine navigation (requires GPS )
-prompts when approaching a boating route marker
-Continous distance and ETA updates
-Alerts when sailing/boating off route
-Alerts when boating in wrong direction
-Create routes from scratch
-Edit existing GPX/KML routes.
-Add custom description to any route point.
-Drop markers along route.
* Offline NOAA marine, lake & river charts
-Visually download using grid
* Tide & Currents
- High / Low tides.
- Tidal Currents.
- Active currents stations.
*Seamless chart quilting of marine charts
*Distance Bearing tool
*Create custom way points
- Using GPS
-Select point on map
-Manually enter latitude & longitude coordinates
* Record Marine GPS tracks
* View tracks overlay
* Live track animation
* Track analytics/stats
* Export GPX trcks.
-Export to SDCard
-Share GPX tracks with friends.
* Auto Follow Mode (Course up)
-Continuously updates boat's location on chart
- Adjustable update frequency
Sample Nautical Charts (please visit http://gpsnauticalcharts.com/main/folio-catalog-nautical-charts-app for complete list)
SUGARLOAF KEY-KEY WEST
PORT RICHEY TAMPA BAY - CLEARWATER HBR
EAST BAY-WEST BAY FLORIDA
ST JOSEPH, ST ANDREW BAYS
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY MATECUMBE-GRASSY KEY
CHESAPEAKE BAY CAPE CHARLES-NORFOLK HARBOR
ANCLOTE KEYS-CRYSTAL RIVER
ST JOSEPH SOUND
Minnesota lakes - Kabetogama, Minnetonka, Waconia,Leech,Mille Lacs
Lake Keowee,Jocassee,Hartwell,Greenwood,Lake Murray
Mark Twain,Ozarks,Table Rock
Lake St. Clair
KEY WEST-THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
SAN PEDRO CHANNEL
LAKE MICHIGAN STONY LAKE-POINT BETSIE
APALACHICOLA BAY-CAPE SAN BLAS
EAST CAPE-MORMON KEY
CAPE HENLOPEN-INDIAN RIVER INLET
CHESAPEAKE BAY CAPE HENRY-THIMBLE SHOAL LIGHT
MONHEGAN ISLAND-CAPE ELIZABETH
LAKE ONTARIO - CLAYTON-FALSE DUCKS ISL
SAN FRANCISCO ENTRANCE
MIAMI-MARATHON, FLORIDA BAY
CAPE MAY-FENWICK ISLAND
CAPE CANAVERAL-KEY WEST
DELAWARE RIVER WILMINGTON-PHILADELPHIA
FLORIDA KEYS SOMBRERO KEY-SAND KEY
SAN PABLO BAY
RAINY LAKE BIG ISLAND MINN-OAKPOINT ISL ONT
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY - BISCAYNE BAY
EVERGLADES NTL PARK - SHARK RVR-LOSTMANS RVR
MIAMI-MARATHON & FLORIDA BAY
STRAITS OF MACKINAC
NORFOLK HARBOR & ELIZABETH RIVER
SAN DIEGO-SANTA ROSA ISLAND
CHOPTANK RIVER CAMBRIDGE-GREENSBORO
FORT LAUDERDALE PORT EVERGLADES
ST SIMONS SOUND-TOLOMATO RIVER
CHESAPEAKE DELAWARE CANAL
STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA ENTRANCE
PORT RICHEY CLEARWATER HBR
PAMPANO BEACH-HALLADALE FLORIDA
LAKE MICHIGAN INCLUDING GREEN BAY
MAIMI-MARATHON and FLORIDA BAY
SANTA CATALINA ISLAND
APALACHICOLA BAY-LAKE WIMICO
"Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life."
-Support for Object Query, Vexilar
Ratings and Reviews
Great app for iPhone but...
Does not have all the features on iPad. Especially lacking is the "follow" feature which is the highlight of this app imho. Works great on phone though. The vector chart for the northeast seems to be a little off. At least on my iPhone and iPad it is always about 30-50 feet off from reality. Not an issue in open water naturally but when you're in a tight channel it can be a little nerve racking. Not a bad app all and all though.
Used On Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers
Thus far I've used this app primarily for navigation on the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers, with good success.
I've used the app on my iPad Air 2 and used a Garmin Glo for positioning information. The app performed well and the couple of times when the app froze it was due most likely to the Garmin Glo (since other navigation apps I have on this platform experienced the same freeze problems in conjunction with the Garmin Glo).
Like everything else in the world there is always room for improvement, and for the rivers the two suggestions I'd make to the developer are: improve wing dam symbology on the charts this plotter uses, and secondly, add bridge clearance, radio frequencies and phone numbers as well as similar dimension and contact information for locks.
I've used this app to successfully deliver a $1M yacht and thus it is quite a good app.
REMINDER TO RECREATIONAL MARINERS: NEVER rely on only one navigation method even on rivers. Have a paper chart or a second GPS-based system independent of the primary method. You should ALWAYS know your current position especially if a sudden emergency arises.
Great app. Using it right now on my travel down the Chesapeake. Has speed, depth and I can download tons of noaa charts without additional charge that are accessible offline. Also one thing I like is to place a waypoint when I anchor. In the night if I am worried I am drifting I check this app to see where my gps is versus the anchor. That is super useful in my book.
- Bist LLC
- 44.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2013 Bist LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.