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I’m giving this app a 1 star rating due to the forced change from outright purchase-type to a subscription-type service.
I initially paid what I thought was s premium price for a product on the justification that this was a one time payment for charts with an un-expiring update service.
There was never any difficulty in getting a response before.
It’s almost as if they’re embarrassed and don’t know how to respond. I’m sure most of their old customers will now be doing a fresh look at the competition.
Chart plotters There are three main providers of charts – Garmin (Garmin Blue Chart) Jeppesen (C-Map) and Navionics.
DNC, for areas in which the US is the prime charting authority, is unclassified.
This allows daily updates similar to those in the official Notices to Mariners, as well as Navionics’ Sonar Charts (which use sonar logs from boats which submit their logs) and Community Edits (crowd-sourced data).
After this 12 month period has passed, your update options are as follows: Plotter Sync Some new Raymarine plotters with Navionics charts can now be updated straight from a tablet computer via the plotter’s built-in Wi Fi.
You’ll need Navionics or Platinum (see above) and a Navionics Boating app on your i Pad or i Phone.
You can then sync chart updates and upload any sonar logs to Navionics’ servers.
Garmin Blue Chart Garmin have their own proprietary cartography for their range of plotters and offer a range of options for their charts, which include the following. Small, from £99; regular, from £149; large, £199; extra large, from £299.