Navionics Debuts SonarCharts

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 16, 2015

Sonar Chart

Sonar Chart

Navionics, the leader in location-based content for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today the release of a new SonarCharts chart card for use with several Garmin GPS chartplotters.

Featuring extraordinary bottom contour detail of up to 1 foot in the US and Canada, the new version of SonarCharts HD bathymetry map for use with several Garmin GPS chartplotters offers the most detail available anywhere, and is great for increasing awareness of shallow waters and locating fishing areas at any depth level. The SonarCharts card also includes navigational aids, providing a complete resource for all boating activities.

“For the first time, Garmin plotter owners can enjoy the benefits of our innovative, award-winning SonarCharts cartography,” said Don Black, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Navionics. “Whether they have used our maps on their mobile device or are new to Navionics, Garmin plotter owners can now gain access to the benefits of this rapidly expanding community driven chart.”

Not only can Garmin customers use SonarCharts on their compatible plotters, they can record sonar logs and upload them to Navionics to improve their local charts while also benefiting from the entire boating community’s contributions. SonarCharts harnesses the power of the Navionics Community by accepting sonar logs from a wide range of plotters and mobile devices to ensure charts are up to date and accurate.

Uploaded sonar logs from all users are integrated with existing data to generate new SonarCharts every day.

Sonar recordings take about one week to be integrated by Navionics and made available for download with SonarCharts. Updated SonarCharts can be downloaded anytime, free for one year with the Freshest Data service.

SonarCharts is available on mobile and PC too! Boaters simply download Navionics Boating for free on the Apple iPhone or iPad, or compatible Android devices, from iTunes and Google Play, and then purchase charts for their region. SonarCharts is included. Charts can also be viewed online using the free Navionics WebApp (, which allows visitors to tap on the SonarCharts icon to see the same detail available for Garmin GPS chartplotters.

Marine and lakes data are included together on the same 4 GB MSD card, which offers a great advantage for people who enjoy boating on both coastal and inland waters.

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