Marine Navigator

Marine Navigator


Marine Navigator is an offline navigator using raster navigational charts (RNC's) to plot your position in real time. This way you can navigate with true copies of official paper charts on your mobile device. This full version of the Marine Navigator provides besides the functionality of the lite version the following enhanced functions:
* automatic chart switching depending on current position and zoom level
* scrolling through all charts available for the current location by "press and hold" zoom buttons
* display of number of available charts for current location in the zoom buttons
* display of outlines of installed charts in active chart
* chart rotation (True North, True Course, Compass Heading, original chart orientation)
* support of non-mercator projections (Polyconic, Transverse Mercator, UTM, ...) by polynomials
* support of geodetic datum other than WGS84/NAD83 by applying northing and easting
* tracks, way points, routes
* follow route automatically
* intuitive route editor
* gpx import and export of waypoints and routes
* gpx export of tracks
* recording of tracks in active and standby mode
* compass (magnetic heading, true heading, true north indicator)
* different dashboard layouts (basic data, detailed route data, detailed GPS data including graphical status info)
* Man Over Board (MOB) functions
* import and storage of installed charts in external folders
* support of encrypted charts including activation via EMAIL
* switching between chart sets (support of large number of installed charts)

Marine Navigator doesn't come with pre-installed nautical charts. Instead it is able to import BSB/KAP raster navigational charts or to use native Marine Navigator MNX-charts (see menu->help for instructions). BSB/KAP charts are available for free download on the Internet:
* http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/Raster/index.htm (Suite of NOAA nautical charts that covers the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories)
* http://www.mar.mil.br/dhn/chm/box-cartas-raster/raster_disponiveis.html (Suite of CHM nautical charts that covers the coastal waters of Brazil and its major rivers)
* http://www.linz.govt.nz/hydro/charts/digital-charts/nzmariner (NZMariner is the product name of New Zealand's Official RNC folio.)
* http://www.openseamap.org (Openseamap charts are based on Openstreetmap data enriched with additional nautical information. The charts cover selected european coastal waters).
Native Marine Navigator MNX-charts are offered by selected chart distributors. The charts are maintained by the distributor. They are not free. Further regions are coming):
* http://www.visitmyharbour.com/download-android-charts (Chart sets for UK/IRL, IBERIA, Belgium and Netherland)
* http://maps.soltek.se (Charts for Sweden and Finland)

Try before you buy: You can test the basic functions of Marine Navigator by downloading Marine Navigator Lite. If you like the app and are looking for a comprehensive set of navigational functions purchase this full version.

Recent changes:
version 2.1.9
IMPROVEMENTS
* add hint to change charset if charset is empty
* support of extSDCard on Android 4.3 and below
* improved algorithm to find chart storage
* recreate deleted bsb_root to save WPT, RTE, TRK
BUG FIXES
* fix crash at startup with invalid MNX_ROOT

version 2.1.8
NEW FEATURES
* storage management
* chartset management
* immersive full-screen mode
* soft menu button
IMPROVEMENTS
* simplified activation of encrypted 3rd party chartsets
* improved chart update
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$9.51
83
4.2
User ratings
225
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
3678 kb
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About Marine Navigator
Marine Navigator is an offline navigator using raster navigational charts (RNC's) to plot your position in real time. This way you can navigate with true copies of official paper charts on your mobile device. This full version of the Marine Navigator provides besides the functionality of the lite version the following enhanced functions:
* automatic chart switching depending on current position and zoom level
* scrolling through all charts available for the current location by "press and hold" zoom buttons
* display of number of available charts for current location in the zoom buttons
* display of outlines of installed charts in active chart
* chart rotation (True North, True Course, Compass Heading, original chart orientation)
* support of non-mercator projections (Polyconic, Transverse Mercator, UTM, ...) by polynomials
* support of geodetic datum other than WGS84/NAD83 by applying northing and easting
* tracks, way points, routes
* follow route automatically
* intuitive route editor
* gpx import and export of waypoints and routes
* gpx export of tracks
* recording of tracks in active and standby mode
* compass (magnetic heading, true heading, true north indicator)
* different dashboard layouts (basic data, detailed route data, detailed GPS data including graphical status info)
* Man Over Board (MOB) functions
* import and storage of installed charts in external folders
* support of encrypted charts including activation via EMAIL
* switching between chart sets (support of large number of installed charts)

Marine Navigator doesn't come with pre-installed nautical charts. Instead it is able to import BSB/KAP raster navigational charts or to use native Marine Navigator MNX-charts (see menu->help for instructions). BSB/KAP charts are available for free download on the Internet:
* http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/Raster/index.htm (Suite of NOAA nautical charts that covers the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories)
* http://www.mar.mil.br/dhn/chm/box-cartas-raster/raster_disponiveis.html (Suite of CHM nautical charts that covers the coastal waters of Brazil and its major rivers)
* http://www.linz.govt.nz/hydro/charts/digital-charts/nzmariner (NZMariner is the product name of New Zealand's Official RNC folio.)
* http://www.openseamap.org (Openseamap charts are based on Openstreetmap data enriched with additional nautical information. The charts cover selected european coastal waters).
Native Marine Navigator MNX-charts are offered by selected chart distributors. The charts are maintained by the distributor. They are not free. Further regions are coming):
* http://www.visitmyharbour.com/download-android-charts (Chart sets for UK/IRL, IBERIA, Belgium and Netherland)
* http://maps.soltek.se (Charts for Sweden and Finland)

Try before you buy: You can test the basic functions of Marine Navigator by downloading Marine Navigator Lite. If you like the app and are looking for a comprehensive set of navigational functions purchase this full version.

Recent changes:
version 2.1.9
IMPROVEMENTS
* add hint to change charset if charset is empty
* support of extSDCard on Android 4.3 and below
* improved algorithm to find chart storage
* recreate deleted bsb_root to save WPT, RTE, TRK
BUG FIXES
* fix crash at startup with invalid MNX_ROOT

version 2.1.8
NEW FEATURES
* storage management
* chartset management
* immersive full-screen mode
* soft menu button
IMPROVEMENTS
* simplified activation of encrypted 3rd party chartsets
* improved chart update
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
Excellent app but.... I have used this app, overcome the google control update in April which now takes up valuable phone memory instead of the SD card, but another update has caused me to loose my charts yet again, hence the 3 stars :-(
A Google User
Aug 7, 2015
Really good: full offline charts We've used it several times in Puget Sound with NOAA charts on Nexus 7. Without external powe and running the app continuously, screen on, we get about 2-3 hrs of location, SOG and COG - really impressive. The app is faster than the onboard Garmin chartplotter. It's missing a few items like tides and currents as well as weather/grib import.
A Google User
Aug 2, 2015
Just to say that if anyone is put off by Graeme's review saying downloading from Visitmyharbour is difficult I have just found it very easy and I am no techy. Obviously the download some time but it was as estimated ( 15 - 30 mins ) . Impressed Steve at VMH replied with the activation code in 30 mins ( and on a Sunday ) . The whole set up looks great and I really like the app. If it works at sea as well as it appears it will I'll be very pleased. If not I'll revisit and reduce my 5 star rating ! Just one thing I have a slider to the right hand of the screen that I cannot work out what it does. Any ideas ?
A Google User
Aug 1, 2015
The app is fine. Loading the charts from Visit my harbour is a nightmare. The instructions are great except they do not match the happenings on screen. Wasted hours on this. Navionics is vastly superior with no messing around wth zip files etc etc.
A Google User
Jul 27, 2015
It wouldn't install after 3.5 hrs of trying on my galaxy 4. It just keep trying, even with 4G service. Please refund my money as the refund button no longer appears. I tried stopping the install and restarting after an hour, then let it run 3 1/2 hrs - still no installation. Update: I let it run all night uploading - 11 hrs - still not uploaded.