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Nautical Charts Brings Offline Marine Charts to the PlayBook


Bist has long been known for releasing offline mapping apps for specific markets. Their latest is a line of Nautical Chart apps that they ported to the PlayBook from their Android versions. These are not just Android ports since Bist has worked to optimize the apps to better utilize the PlayBook’s features including notifications. They just released v14 of their Nautical Charts app that offers GPS accurate charts for fishing and boating offline. They have now also added voice prompts for marine navigation along with this whole list of new features:

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  • Voice Prompts for marine navigation
    • prompts when approaching a boating route marker
    • Continous distance and ETA updates
    • Alerts when sailing/boating off route
    • Alerts when boating in wrong direction
  • Route Editing/Creation 
    • Create routes from scratch
    • Edit existing GPX/KML routes.
    • Add custom description to any route point.
    • Drop markers along route.
  • Chart folios covering multiple countries
    • USA
    • UK/Ireland
    • Central Canada
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Iceland
  • Offline NOAA charts
    • Visually draw area to download
    • Textual search
    • Catalog (By state, region and coast guard district)
    • Charts reprojected for WGS84 datum
  • Tide & Currents
    • High / Low tides.
    • Tidal Currents.
    • Active currents stations.
  • Seamless chart quilting of marine charts
  • Distance Bearing tool 
  • Create custom way points
    • Using GPS
    • Select point on map
    • Manually enter latitude & longitude coordinates
  • POI layer for marine charts
    • Overlay POIs
    • POI list derived from the equivalent ENC and contains all categories including Buoy, Light, Harbour facility, Obstr.
    • Search POIs/Way points
  • Pan/Zoom/My Location
  • Record Marine GPS tracks
  • View tracks overlay
  • Live track animation
  • Track analytics/stats
  • Export GPX trcks.
    • Export to SDCard
    • Share GPX trakcs with friends/View on Google earth.
  • Auto Follow Mode (Course up)
    • Continuously updates boat’s location on chart
    • Adjustable update frequency

Check out all the available Bist marine navigation apps for the PlayBook in App Wold

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