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Old 15 July 2017, 20:43   #1
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Maritime google maps?!?

Hi everybody - I hope you're all enjoying your boats as much as I am this summer, we are getting great value for money at home in southern Ireland along the south west Coast - out almost daily.

I've searched the App Store and drawn a blank. Does anybody use a sea version of a Google Maps type app? Simple charting along the coast from town to town etc. to get distances and maybe journey times - just to help with all important fuel consumption.

I know there's more intricate versions of what I'm looking for within other great products but it's something quick and simple I'm after.

Thank you all in advance.
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Do you mean "free" like Google Maps?

If you are prepared to drop a very few euro - Navionics UK & Ireland is the ideal, IMO. Available on the App Store and does all you need.
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Old 15 July 2017, 23:08   #3
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Thanks Willk, no no... not free. I've just downloaded their 15 day free trial and will be happy to pay their fee after that period if it's easy to use - first impressions are it looks perfect. Thanks again.
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There is Open Seamap
OpenSeaMap: Mainpage
Sort of a wikipedia version of ocean charts
They have an IOS version and tons more.
A cheapo nav app is MotionX-GPS - there you can choose charts and NOAA charts are now supported. App will set you back a something like 3 quid or so
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Do you mean "free" like Google Maps?

If you are prepared to drop a very few euro - Navionics UK & Ireland is the ideal, IMO. Available on the App Store and does all you need.
+1 for Navionics and on a cheap android tablet it is well worth the money even if you just use it for planning trips at home.


If you also buy a garmin striker 4 this is a very good waypoint nav aid and very keenly priced

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Thanks so much folks - I've been using Navionics with great success the last few days and will definitely and happily pay them the 70 per annum for it when they remind me my free 15 day trial is up in another week or so.

One thing though, does anyone know can the paid version be used on both my ipad for home plotting etc. and on my associated iPhone 6 Plus (so big enough screen) when at sea in its wet bag? Not so keen on taking my big ipad out to sea with me.

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Thanks so much folks - I've been using Navionics with great success the last few days and will definitely and happily pay them the 70 per annum for it when they remind me my free 15 day trial is up in another week or so.

One thing though, does anyone know can the paid version be used on both my ipad for home plotting etc. and on my associated iPhone 6 Plus (so big enough screen) when at sea in its wet bag? Not so keen on taking my big ipad out to sea with me.

Thank you.
Simple Answer is yes. When you buy in the App Store you can download it to both machines. Remember if your Ipad is only Wifi that wont work out at sea but you phone will as it has a GPS Chip in it.

This is one area where Apple is worse than Android

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You can also hardly see what is on the screen of an IPad in sunny weather on a boat! I have tried this a couple of times and now have Garmin GPS.
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