The problem with paper charts is that once you have the chart, the data you
rely on never changes until you purchase a new chart. Electronic charts off the
ability to update and add to the data available, but actually doing the update
still requires buying a new chart, though usually at a reduced price. Because of
that, people rarely update their electronic charts.
Navioniics+ solves that problem by including unlimited updates to the basic
chart data contained on your chart. The card comes pre-loaded with highly
detailed charts for all Latin America, and is ready to use as soon as you plug
it into your plotter. In addition, you can plug the card into your computer
(using the supplied card reader) and dowload a wealth of additional information
as often as you like. Information available includes:
- OFFICIAL UPDATES: Government agencies and cartogrpahers are constantly
updating the information contained on electronic charts. With Navioinics+ you
can add those updates anytime you want. Going on a long cruise but haven't
used you chartplotter in some time? Download the latest updates and you'll be
sure that you're travelling with the most current information.
- SONAR CHART: Sonar data from a variety of sources, including Navionics
users, is collected, correlated, and added to your charts, creating
high-definition detail of bottom contours. Send in your sonar logs to help
build a more accurate database for all to use. (For compatible chartplotters)
- COMMUNITY EDITS: Navionics customers continually send in local information
that is added to the Navionics database. Has the channel moved or is there a
new obstruction in the waterway? Is there a new marina or artificial reef?
Chances are someone has sent that information in to Navionics, and it's been
added to the chart.
Update SonarChart data, basic chart data, or Community Edits for up to a
year. When your first year is complete, you can renew the service a year at a
time for a reasonable fee.