Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Windows external GPS driver and GPS provider under Settings

The application supports multiple types of GPS provider under settings. To decide what provider to select under application settings depends on what type of driver is installed for your GPS device.

1. ) Windows sensor driver is installed: In this case, use "Built in GPS provider" under application Settings. To check if your GPS device supports Windows sensor driver, check device manager. If the device appears under Sensor, this is the setup you have.


2.) Windows COM/Serial port driver is installed: In this case, use "COM / Serial Port" provider under settings. If your device appears under Ports (COM & LPT), this is the configuration you have.



Friday, August 11, 2017

Forrest Wood cup at Lake Murray SC

Forrest Wood cup is on at Lake Murray SC, this weekend.  You can follow the event live at the official website:
If you have the i-Boating app, you can download the latest Lake Murray Depth map with HD contours, fish attractor locations and more to your device. You can also check out the lake contour map on the online lake maps and charts viewer.


Lake Murray Depth Map

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

External USB and Bluetooth GPS over COM/Serial port for Windows 10 laptops/PCs/tablets.

We have pushed a latest package for our Windows 10 i-Boating application for desktops. Starting version 30.0.0.0 i-Boating for Windows supports GPS devices over COM/Serial ports.  Most GPS drivers make the device available as a serial port/COM port device.

This would allow  our customers to use their external USB and bluetooth GPS devices on their Windows devices.

  • Plug in your USB GPS or pair your bluetooth GPS. Note that this needs to be done outside the app. You must verify that your device appears under serial port in device manager.
  • Tap on menu/more/overflow button on top right and select "Settings".
  • Tap on button that says "Built in Gps Provider (Tap to Change)"
  • Select GPS over Serial/COM port.
  • This will list all serial/COM port devices. Select the device you wish to use.
  • It is important that you configure the baud rate, device bits and parity for your device. These settings vary across devices.
  • Tap on "Save Selected Device"
Once that is done, AutoFollow, Track Recording and other GPS features would use GPS over serial port.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Lake Fort Peck, Montana

We have released a bathymetric fishing map for Fort Peck, Montana. Its available for download on iOS, Android and Windows devices. If you are headed to Fort Peck, make sure to download the latest update to your device.
I've attached a screenshot from my device below.



Fort Peck Depth Map

Friday, December 9, 2016

Poland & Lithuania vector charts are now available.

We are pleased to announce that vector charts/ENCs covering the coast of Poland and Lithuania are now available.

With the addition of these two folio, we now have complete coverage of Baltic sea countries:


  • Poland
  • Lithuania
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Denmark 
  • Germany

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mediterranean sea complete vector chart coverage.

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.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

i-Boating Web App

We are pleased to announce that i-Boating Web App for fishing and marine charts covering US & Canada is now publicly available. You can view it at the link below:


Some of the features available in the web app.
  • Complete coverage of US & Canada (Other regions coming soon)
  • Switch background maps to Street Maps, USGS Satellite Imagery and more.
  • Change depth unit to feet, meter or fathom
  • Use distance bearing tool
  • Display latitude, longitude under cross hairs
  • Rotate maps using mouse or standard touch gesture (Text stays upright on rotation).

If you would like to embed web maps on your website  or like to see more features, feel free to reach out to us.