Sunday, August 22, 2021

Offline UK Tides & Currents (Tidal Streams) now available.

 We are pleased to announce that the latest version of i-Boating now supports tide and currents for waters covering the coast of UK & Ireland. Around 2.5K new tide and current stations were added in this release.  Once the tide and current database is downloaded, all predictions and graphs can be generated by the application even when there is no internet connectivity.

The tidal diamond layer can be enabled on the application using the steps below:

  • Tap more/menu button on map screen
  • Select Enable Tide & Currents
Offline tide and streams for UK is available on all devices - iOS, Android, Windows & MacOS.

I've included a screenshot from my device with the feature in action.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

i-Boating magnetic bearing support.

 The latest version of i-Boating now supports magnetic bearing.  Its available on all platforms (including iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS).

Once enabled under settings, distance bearing tool shows magnetic bearing by default. All route legs show magnetic bearing to next way point. Auto Follow shows current magnetic heading on bottom left corner of screen.

Here is how to enable it.

  • Tap more/menu button (upper right android) and select Settings
  • Check the switch that says "Show Magnetic Bearing"
  • Tap Save
Distance bearing tool would now show magnetic bearing.

I've included a screenshot of this in action.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Temporal wind prediction overlays

 The latest version of i-Boating for Android and iOS includes support for temporal wind prediction overlays.

  • Wind speed and true direction forecast for 3 days at 3 hour intervals.
  • Use the play back bar on top to play/pause the wind animation or go to a specific time.
  • Select a specific time for wind prediction from a list
  • Tap anywhere on the map to view exact wind prediction speed and direction
  • Use barb notation to estimate wind speed at a point.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Lake Muskoka , Rousseau & Joseph ENC chart

 The i-Boating lake depth maps now includes ENC charts covering lake Muskoka, Lake Rousseau and Lake Joseph.

The update is available on all platforms (iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS). The latest update includes HD bathymetry, navigation buoys, hazards , recommended tracks and other ENC layers.

I've included few screenshots below:

Friday, February 19, 2021

Lake Simcoe ENC chart

The i-Boating marine navigation and lake depth maps app now includes detailed vector / ENC (Electronic navigation chart) for Lake Simcoe. The update includes new detailed HD bathymetry for lake Simcoe, all navigation buoys, hazards, recommended tracks , marinas, boat ramps and other ENC layers.
The update is available on all platforms (iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS) and also on our website viewer. 
I've also included a few screenshot of the chart from latest update.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Magnify Text & icons in i-Boating

 i-Boating now supports an option to magnify text and icons.

To enable this:

  • Press more/menu button (top right Android, lower right iPhone)
  • Select Settings
  • Check the box/switch (Magnify Text & Icons)
  • Tap Save

The following screenshots illustrate this in action.

Magnify Text& Icons: i-Boating

Thursday, January 7, 2021

ENC Chart for Lake Of Woods

 We are pleased to inform that we have released a new version of digital / ENC chart covering Lake Of Woods. The new chart includes detailed/HD bathymetry, in addition to navigation buoys, hazards, recommended tracks, lake bottom coverage, submarine cables  and more.

ENC Chart Lake Of Woods

ENC Chart Lake Of Woods