Saturday, June 6, 2015

GPU accelerated Marine Vector Maps for iOS

We are thrilled to announce our new  i-Boating iOS app for marine charts. It uses our recently engineered renderer that is capable of showing both vector (ENC/Shapefile/KML) as well as raster (BSB/KAP) data: end result is beautiful, detailed and fast charts rendering.
Please download the marine & lake vector maps iOS client by clicking on the link below and give us your feedback.

Main features of the i-Boating client.
  • GPU accelerated: The new marine navigation map renderer has been re-implemented to take advantage of the Apple A7, A8, SGX 543, SGX 535 GPUs for rendering. This allows us to have high refresh rates (60 fps).
  • Rotate maps using gestures: Just like Apple Maps, you can rotate maps using fingers.
  • Text stays upright on rotation: Text rendering happens in GPU enabling high refresh rate for text rendering upon rotation.
  • Analog zoom: Most maps client use digital zoom levels. For e.g. zooming in takes one to discrete zoom levels (e.g. 13, then 14 etc.). We support analog zoom i.e. when you zoom in/out, the app takes you to more finer zoom levels (e.g. 13. 01, 13.02, 13. 03... and so on).
  • Advanced Collision detection on client:  When you zoom in/out or rotate maps, relevant symbols appear (on zooming in) and disappear (on zooming out).
  • Seamless maps: All maps have been pre-converted into our seamless maps format. The renderer automatically shows relevant depending on map scale.
  • HD Contours: We do not charge extra for HD lake contours.   If you do sonar logging and are willing to share it with us, we will be happy to create contours for you.
  • Hybrid renderer: We understand that there are regions which haven't been fully vectorized or where raster charts have more details.  Our new GPU based renderer is capable of handling both data simultaneously.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Europe Inland Rivers & Waterways

We are pleased to announce that the latest update for Gps Nautical Charts include coverage for major inland rivers, waterways and canals in Europe. You can find the complete coverage for Europe Inland Rivers and Waterways folio at the link below:


The folio includes coverage for major rivers and canals including Danube/Dunaja/Donau, Sava, Tisa, Drava, Rhine, Mosel etc.  A summary of the coverage is also included below.

  • Austria - Donau
  • Belgium - Rupel, Netekanaal, Ringvaart om Gent, Schelde-Rijnverbinding, Dijle, Kanaal naar Charleroi, Beneden Zeeschelde, Bocholt-Herentals, Gent-Terneuzen, van Zeebrugge Achterhaven-inclusief het Boudewijnkanaal-tot en met haven Brugge, Zuid-Willemsvaart, Antwerpen Haven, Moervaart, Beneden-Nete, Dessel-Kwaadmechelen, Estuaire Vaart van Zeebrugge tot aan de Nederlandse Grens, Leie, Oostende Plassendalekanaal, Boven-Schelde, Vlaanderen, Zeekanaal, Albertkanaal, Oostende Haven met de 5-mijlszone Estuaire Vaart, Zeeschelde,
  • Bulgaria
  • Switzerland - Rhine
  • Czech Republic - Roudnice nad Labem, Kly, Lovosice, Libotenice, Kostelec nad Labem, Melnik, Hraz Slapske prehrady, Praha - Holesovice, Steti, Libcice nad Vltavou, Praha - Modrany, Podebrady, Usti nad Labem, Veltruby, Melnik - soutok, Vrane nad Vltavou, Chvaletice, Vranany, Hradistko, Dolni Zleb, Neratovice, Celakovice, Statni hranice CR - SRN, Nymburk, Brna nad Labem, Brandys nad Labem, Kralupy nad Vltavou, Litomerice, Hradistko, Male Brezno, Roztoky, Kolin, Decin,
  • Germany - Elbe, Westoder, Ruhr, Rhein-Herne-Kanal, Untere Havel-Wasserstraße (Spandau - Plaue), Weser, Neckar, Berlin-Spandauer-Schifffahrtskanal, Donau, Rhein, Spree-Oder-Wasserstraße, Havel-Oder-Wasserstraße, Main-Donau-Kanal, Wesel-Datteln-Kanal, Elbe-Havel-Kanal, Dortmund-Ems-Kanal, Elbe-Seitenkanal, Mittellandkanal, Mosel, Main, Saar
  • France - GRANDE SAONE, MOSELLE CANALISEE, LIAISON DUNKERQUE ESCAUT, GARONNE
  • Croatia - DRAVA, DANUBE, SAVA
  • Hungary - Danube
  • Netherlands
  • Romania - Maritime Danube, Sulina Channel, Danube Black Sea Channel
  • Serbia - Danube, Sava, Tisa
  • Slovakia - Dunaja / Danube

Sochi Ski Resorts now available.

Just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics, we have added support for Sochi Ski Resorts in Gps Ski App.  The app now includes coverage for Alpika Service, Rosa Khutor, Gornaya Karusel and Gazprom Laura. More details regarding this are available at the link below:


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Windows Phone Ski App

We are pleased to announce that the ski app is now available for all Windows Phone devices running OS 8 or higher.  The app supports all features, including GPS accurate ski resort data, track recording, run by run analytics for ski tracks, search POIs etc.

You can find more details regarding this at the link below. A few screenshots of the app are also available below.











Monday, September 16, 2013

Canada chart folio update (Labrador Coast, Newfoundland and Gulf of St. Lawrence additions)

We are pleased to announced a major update to  the Canada chart folio.  In addition to the periodic updates, the latest version includes support for the following regions:


A complete list of all charts included in the Canada chart folio can be found at the link below:


Monday, September 9, 2013

Real time track overlay with projected future location.

We are pleased to announce that we have added support for real time track overlay as part of Auto Follow mode. Its available for all Android, iOS and Blackberry (QNX based) devices.

When turned on it does the following:
  1. Continuously update device’s location on the chart.
  1. This is the standard moving map that shows device’s position on the chart
  1. Real time track overlay of the course you have sailed so far.
  1. This shows the course you have already sailed in dark red/brown color. This gives you an idea of how you got to your current location.
  1. Direction arrow showing a boat’s location if current course is maintained
  1. This is helpful to avoid any sailing hazards esp if you are sailing for fun and  not following a pre-defined route.
Please note that the last two features listed above are in an update that has not yet been approved for some sales channels.
The screenshot below shows these in action.
  1. The yellow icon at the center is boat’s current location.
  2. Dark brown line is the course you’ve taken so far.
  3. The purple arrow  shows where you will get if you stay on the current course.