Chart Plotter on your phone

Earlier this month I mentioned I had an Android phone.

The first app I purchased was Navionics Mobile which give me a chart plotter on my phone.  The cost was just over $14 which included the charts for BC.  This app also gives you the tide and currents.  This is an amazing bargain considering the charts for BC and Alaska are $249 for a full sized plotter! This may be purchased through the Android market.  I just checked the Android Market and the BC charts are not listed.  It appears that all Canadian regions are not available.  I have emailed Navionics and will post their reply.

Navionics also has apps for the iPhone and iPad.  I was instructing a couple last weekend on their 28′ Bayliner and they were planning on purchasing this software for their iPad.  At this point, they do not have a dedicated GPS chart plotter aboard.

However, remember you are legally required to carry paper charts aboard your vessel.

More information on the Home Study Coastal Navigation course.

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