Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Vector marine charts over satellite imagery and street maps.

Viewing marine charts and fishing maps over satellite imagery and regular street maps was requested by several i-Boating customers. We are pleased to announce that the feature is now live on Android devices. (iOS version will become available upon Apple approval).

We have provided multiple different sources (currently 10 sources) of basemaps for i-Boating customers to choose from including street maps, USGS Topos, USGS aerial, satellite imagery and more.

Here is how to change the background maps:

  • Tap menu/overflow button on top right and select "Settings"
  • In Settings screen select "Refresh Available Sources" from the dropdown.
  • Select one of the several background maps
  • Tap on Save
I've added a few screenshots with this in action from my Android phone (for Lake Constance/Bodensee and San Francisco Bay).

Friday, May 6, 2016

Depth Offset in i-Boating.

We have recently added support for water level offset in i-Boating. This lets i-Boating users adjust the depth shown on the maps. If you have had less rain in your area (e.g California drought), you may want to decrease the depth shown on the map by specifying a negative value for depth offset. This would change all depth values shown on the map.

  • Tap on menu/overflow button (lower right on iPhone, top right on Android).
  • Select Settings
  • Type in the depth offset you wish to choose.
  • Tap to Save
I've also attached a few screenshots below showing the settings screen on both iOS and Android.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Persian/Arabian Gulf, Red Sea & Gulf of Aden now available in i-Boating

We are pleased to announce that we have added support for coverage of Persian/Arabian Gulf, Red Sea & Gulf of Eden.  The folio covering this region is available in i-Boating for both iOS and Android devices.

The folio includes coverage of the following regions:
You can find more details at the link below:

Friday, March 25, 2016

i-Boating now supports inland Russian waterways (incl. Volga River & Moscow area).

We are really excited to announce the availability of charts covering inland Russian waterways. This includes Volga river and waterways covering Moscow area. Coverage is 100% vector. The app has already been translated to Russian. If you have an Android device, you should already have the version localized to Russian. iOS users, please wait until the new version is approved by Apple.

The following regions are covered in the latest update.

  • Central Region: Includes Volga, Nerl, Kashinka, Unzha, Moskva, Dubna, Hotchya, Shosha, Oka, Reservoir from Tver to Nizhny Nowogrod, Ivankovskoe, Channel im.Moskvy.
  • North West: Curonian Lagoon, Kaliningrad region of the river, Nevskaya Guba, Neva River, rivers and lakes of the Karelian Isthmus, Ladoga lake, Svir river, lake Onega, White Sea-Baltic Canal, Volga-Baltic Canal (Vytegra River), White lake, Iwinski spill
  • South Russia: Volga (Balakovo to Delta), Volgograd reservoir, Volga Delta, Volga-Don canal to them. Lenin, river Don, Tsimlyansk reservoir, Kuban river, river Protoka
  • Volga Karma region: Includes Cheboksary, Kuibyshev, Saratov reservoirs and rivers Kama, Ufa, Chusovaya, Sylva, collapse, Inva, Vishera, Vetluga.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Minnesota fishing maps in i-Boating

i-Boating supports HD Bathymetry (1ft) for Minnesota Fishing Maps.  This includes fishing maps for Kabetogama, Namakan, Minnetonka, Mille Lacs, Leech and over 1500 Minnesota fishing lakes (vector format).
We have also partnered with Vexilar, a Minnesota company to add support for viewing live Sonar on your iOS device. So if you are looking for Minnesota lake depth maps,  i-Boating has you covered.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Advanced instrumentation(Wind, Sonar depth, temperature, GPS over NMEA) now available for Android devices

We are pleased to announce that our latest update for Android now includes support for Advanced instrumentation:

  • NMEA over TCP/UDP: Now, you can connect to your instruments over TCP as well as UDP.
  • GPS over NMEA: If you would like to use external GPS or if your device does not have a built in GPS, the app can now read GPS data from your instruments.
  • Wind direction: The application also shows the wind direction as yellow arrow next to the  current location. To view wind direction on the map, you must tap on Auto Follow. Otherwise it is just shows as text on top of the map.
  • Wind speed
  • Sonar depth
  • Water temperature

You can find more details at the link below: