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.


Friday, September 30, 2016

i-Boating for Windows tablets, PCs, laptops app now supports ENC & Vector charts.

We are pleased to announce that the latest version (20.0.0.0) 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)
  • Analog zoom
  • GPU/Hardware accelerated
  • 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.






Saturday, September 3, 2016

Marine charts covering France, Greece, Turkey and Italy

We have made a huge addition to our coverage for Mediterranean and Atlantic. Effective immediately marine charts covering the following are available for Android & iOS devices.


  • France
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Italy
Coverage is all vector/ENC for these regions.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Europe Inland Rivers/Waterways update (Canal Du Midi, Rhone river and more....)

We've pushed a major update to our folio that covers inland rivers and waterways in Europe. ENC/Vector cells covering the following major regions were added:


  • Canal du Midi: Vector maps covering the entire length of Canal due Midi are now available for both iOS and Android.
  • Rhone River: Now we complete coverage of Rhone river, south of Lyon, all the way to the coast.
  • Canals and waterway around Berlin


Highlight shallow areas using custom depth shading in i-Boating

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
  • Tap Save
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".