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Fugawi Debuts Quilted Charts

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 7, 2015




Industry leading online chart service Fugawi X-Traverse, announced today that in coordination with GPSNavXTM and its app, iNavX, the availability of quilted raster charts for the navigation app’s most recent version. One of the most established marine navigation apps on the Apple iOS platform, iNavX brings the latest marine navigation features to iPhone and iPad users.

In an exciting revision of the top-selling app, iNavX adds greater functionality to its already robust feature set. Offering users the ability to plot position in real-time on multi-touch marine charts with scroll, zoom and rotate, the app can also act as a repeater for popular marine navigation software that supports NMEA data over TCP/IP. Additionally, the app supports waypoint and route import and export via KLM and GPX files; measurement of bearing and distance; the integration of free GRIB and premium

They weather forecasts; and even an  anchor alarm. In the newest version of the app, added features include: import and export of  waypoints, routes, and track via AirDrop and iCloud; barometric pressure information; iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support, and support for exciting new quilted charts.

Delivering the look and feel of a vector chart with the unmatched detail and familiarity of paper charts, quilted charts are a tiling of multiple raster charts into one file. These files behave like vector cartography, allowing users to zoom and pan, and include meta data for additional information such as the chart name, number and depth soundings. Quilted charts available for iNavX from the X-Traverse include: the entire library of NOAA raster charts, Solteknik Marine Charts of Sweden and Finland; NV Charts of the Bahamas, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Bermuda; Blue Latitude Press’ charts of Mexico, Sea of Cortez; NZ Mariner charts of New Zealand; with many more areas including Canada coming soon.

“We are very proud of our long-standing relationship with iNavX,” said Robin Martel, president of Northport Systems, parent company of Fugawi. “They really are the biggest name in marine navigation apps and this new version gives users so much functionality. Fugawi’s quilted charts are the perfect base to let these capabilities shine, offering incredible coverage and detail.”

“We were the first app dedicated to navigation in the marine market when the App Store first opened up,” said Rich Ray, president, GPSNavX. “Over that time we’ve seen so many advances but in electronic navigation there has always been that great divide between weighing the benefits of using raster charts and vector charts. People want the best of both. Now with quilted chart technology available from X-Traverse, and our new features, we can offer our users the Navionics vector charts alongside a wide selection of raster charts with the highest quality detail and the flexibility they have come to expect from iNavX.”


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