Main Features Include: + NOAA Raster Navigational Charts (RNC) + NOAA Weather Map Overlays + Trawl & Non-trawl RCA fishing overlays (West Coast) -- RNC CHARTS -- NOAA RNC charts are full-color, geo-referenced, digital images of NOAA paper nautical charts. All maps are available for download. Weekly updates to the RNCs are done on a 'best efforts' basis. The timing of their availability is not guaranteed. Since complete ENC coverage is available in all U.S. waters, vessels required to use ECDIS may NOT navigate with NOAA RNCs. RNCs are approved for use by IMO ECDIS mandated vessels only if adequate ENC data is not available. NOAA RNCs DO NOT meet USCG chart carriage requirements for commercial vessels. The NOAA RNC are intended for navigational use. NOAA RNC are not intended to meet federal chart carriage regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. NOAA makes no representations that the RNC Tile Service or the RNC Tiles provided thereunder meet federal chart carriage regulations. Users should consult the Code of Federal Regulations for current federal chart carriage requirements. -- NOAA WEATHER DATA -- + NEXRAD HD Radar + Sea Surface Temperature + Significant Wave Height + Wind Speed & Direction + Air Temperature + 12-Hour Rain Probability If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com.
Used this app for the first time to enter Vashon Island WA’s Quartermaster Harbor (look it up) at low tide on a no moon, pitch black night. There is no way we would have made it without this app. The marine supply store can keep their $700 gps charting units. I’m good!!
Not a single point of reference or reef location as with other apps. This gives little to no information. Request full refund and high don’t recommend this app for off shore fishing.
This app makes the best case yet for electronic media satisfying chart carriage requirements. It’s economical, runs in off-line mode and is updated as frequently as NOAA charts are released. The only conceivable additions for me would be an ability to to place markers and something like the Navionics dividers applet for measuring point-to-point distances. But its pretty good as-is. And for the price....
So I have a paper chart on my phone, I believe that these are open source charts, so anyone can download them and share them. My problem with the app, isn’t about the money, it’s the fact that you cannot navigate using this app, the interface between the charts and true gps data is very inaccurate, sometimes off by over a half a mile. That makes it dangerous at best. And you can’t really navigate from a digital chart either, because you can’t lay a compass over your phone, so ,,, hmmm, it really needs work. The overland mapping by Gaia is spot on, even in the mountains, to within +- 10 yards, maybe even better.
No longer a need to carry the fold ups in the boat. For the price of 2 maps, I’ve got the whole coast. Good use of technology. Really appreciate the ability to download the chart for use outside of cell phone range. Good for weekenders like me who can’t flip the $10k for a name brand monitor assembly. Plus - no ads getting in the way of the data. :-) Developer is responsive to inquiries.
I was looking for an app that gave me information on North American lakes. Thinking NOAA was the best of the best, I download the app and wasted money once AGAIN. COMPLETE WAIST OF MONEY.
Was jet skiing in some costal waterways while on vacation and wanted a way to see the navigation charts with gps over lay for periodic location and depth checks. Did well. The one feature that would be nice is to have a find location button to make finding your location when opening the app easier. Otherwise get the intended job done well for a reasonable price.
Nice that you can download charts to use as backup to GPS plotter. I navigate the inside pass between WA and AK, so I have a the security of offline viewing of NOAA charts that I am familiar and comfortable with. Excellent support, developer emails promptly when I had questions. Nice to know someone gives a hoot for customer experience and service, thanks Will.
No location info or ability to save a location. Should have researched it better before buying. Waste of 9 bucks