Fugawi Aboard Combines US, Canada Raster Charts
Fugawi Aboard, a newly launched product from Northport Systems Inc., combines U.S. and Canadian raster charts, based on National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) nautical charts, into quilted regions for use on compatible chartplotters. Fugawi Aboard combines more than 2,000 NOAA and 600 CHS raster navigation charts on one quilted product.
Packed with coastline detail for the entire United States and Canada, Fugawi Aboard delivers the look and feel of vector charts with the unmatched detail and familiarity of paper charts. The charts behave like any other electronic cartography, allowing users to zoom and pan, and include meta data for additional information such as the chart name, number and depth soundings.
“We are very excited to announce the release of Fugawi Aboard,” said Robin Martel, president of Northport Systems. “Paper charts of U.S. and Canada have always been popular yet they were nowhere to be seen on chartplotters. Fugawi Aboard opens the door for new possibilities in digital cartography, bringing electronic paper charts to chart plotters everywhere.”
Available now for purchase from marine and boating stores throughout North America, the Fugawi Aboard U.S. and Canada plug-and-play product can be purchased for $199.95 (USD). Compatible multifunction plotters include the Simrad NSSand NSO evo2; Lowrance HDS, Elite HD and Elite CHIRP; and B&G Zeus multi-function displays. A downloadable version of Fugawi Aboard is also available on the Navico Insight store.