Sailing Mediterranean sea, we have you covered. We are pleased to announce that we've pushed a data update that makes complete coverage of Mediterranean sea available to all our customers. Its available for download, effective immediately from our native app on iOS, Android & Windows devices. Coverage is ENC/Vector for Mediterranean folio.
We are pleased to announce that the latest version (188.8.131.52) of the Windows app for PCs/tablets/laptops etc now included supports for hardware/GPU accelerated vector marine & lake charts. We support all Windows devices running 8.1 or higher.
Rotate marine charts (Text stays upright)
Zoom up to as close as 5 ft
Custom depth unit (ft, meter, fathom)
Keyboard shortcuts for zoom, rotate, tilt
I've attached a few screenshots from a Windows tablet running the latest vector version.
i-Boating app now supports custom depth shading to highlight shallow areas. I've included a specific example at the end illustrating how to use and before/after screenshots.
1. Without depth shading
2. With depth shading
3. How I figured out what value to choose for shading?
Before depth shading
For e.g. this is what the default map looks for New Jersey inter coastal waterway. There are two depth areas here (one below 2.95 ft and the other above it). When navigating you would want to highlight the shallow area with a different color.
With depth shading
Here is how to use depth shading:
Tap menu/overflow button and select "Settings"
Scroll down and check the box that says "Enable Custom Depth Shading"
Change shallow depth to 0 ft and safety depth to 2.9f ft
Here is a screenshot with custom depth shading.
How to figure out what value to use?
You can use object query to find out depth range of an area. Simply long touch any where int the area and select "Object Query".