NV Charts GPS Navigation AIS

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1.36K reviews
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About this app

A clearly structured navigation app with intuitive and comprehensive tools for navigation on board. All current editions of the boating charts or maps from NV Verlag / NV Charts can be easily downloaded and used for offline navigation with the NV Charts App. All latest editions of NV Charts nautical boating charts or inland charts including | North Sea | Baltic Sea | Netherlands | Wadden Sea | IJsselmeer | Sweden | Denmark | Germany | Norway | France | USA | Caribbean | Bahamas areas are compatible with NV Charts App.

One way to have great nautical charts both on paper and on our phone or tablet is to use our popular combination pack of paper and digital nautical charts, which includes both charts in clever atlas format and a license for digital nautical marine boating charts/maps for use in the NV Charts App, including an update service. The advantage: Both your paper and digital charts are up to date.
In addition you can also purchase digital boating charts as a subscription directly in the NV Charts App. The subscription duration is one year and is automatically extended.
If it is not yet clear where the journey is going to take you, free online charts can be displayed in the app, even without a current subscription or valid paperchart edition.

The latest information is essential for safe navigation on the water. With the NV Charts App you have the possibility to become part of the Seame boating community. You can now add marinas, anchorages and navigation warnings to the digital chart and also add and share interesting places beyond navigation, such as restaurants or points of interest with pictures. Others can respond directly with comments. The continuously edited content can be downloaded directly to be available offline. In order to make all information easily accessible, we have improved the search function: You can explore the surroundings and search directly for place names as well as anchorages, harbours, ramps, waypoints, cranes, petrol stations, or tide stations. In addition, an auto-routing function has been integrated, which allows you to navigate directly to your destination.

Together navigation on board is even more fun! You can now share your tracks with friends or use the data outside the app and export it as GPX file. You can share your favorite harbours and anchorages from the app simply by clicking on a link and coordinate your trip planning even better with everyone.

With the AIS function in the NV Charts App you can keep an eye on AIS signals in real-time. You can connect a Wlan AIS receiver to the NV Charts and the app display AIS Class A and B signals and navigation aids (ATON), as well as MOB AIS SART transponder distress transmitters, directly in the digital chart in real-time and the traffic situation can be assessed better.

The NV Charts App can be installed and synchronized on multiple devices.

NV Charts App - Features:
✔ Search function
✔ Autorouting (Europe + other regions following soon)
✔ Velocity Made Good (VMG)
✔ Community Layer / Points of Interest(POI)
✔ Free online boating charts preview for planning
✔ In App Purchases of digital offline charts
✔ Community Layer / Points of Interest(POI)
✔ Reads all NV Chart chart areas
✔ Easy download of the maps
✔ Always the latest data
✔ Seamless zoom and panning functions
✔ Tide Forecast
✔ Online weather
✔ AIS Wifi Support
✔ AIS Sart Beacon
✔ AIS CPA function
✔ Night mode
✔ Anchor alarm
✔ Position with GPS
✔ Intuitive route planning
✔ Course markings, markings, bearing ruler
✔ Port information
✔ Display of instruments
✔ Synchronizing devices
✔ Live Position Sharing
✔ Social sharing of routes, tracks, positions

## Android version 7.0 or higher required.

Continued use of GPS in the background can significantly reduce battery life.
Updated on
Aug 24, 2022

Data safety

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Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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1.36K reviews
Mark Vandeurzen
August 16, 2021
At best, the app shows the charts you have purchased (one by one). Syncing of routes and markers between various devices (iOS, Android and MacOS), a rather basic function, does not work... Hilarious that now the app has augmentic reality: they are trying to run before they can walk.... Question is of course if it is even feasible for NVCharts to make a decent digital app: the charts can only be displayed one by one in the app. Basic architecture seems wrong...
9 people found this review helpful
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April 6, 2022
Hello Mark, apologies for the delayed reply. It seems that maybe the latest version is not installed correctly. As the app should display all charts seamlessly. If the issue is still open, please reach out to us using the feedback function in the app or by email, and we can have a closer look at this to find a solution. I hope this helps already.
Lucien Lund
September 20, 2020
The app is quite well designed and practical. The maps are very good, easy to follow, and clear. However some regions seem to have a lower resolution than others and one cannot choose the symbol (nor its size) for the boat on the map. Support is excellent.
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Stephanie Seal
May 13, 2022
The app is great. It definitely makes route planning easy, and fun. The customer support that accompanies the app is bar none. We had a slight issue loading the charts onto my phone and Jessica at NV stepped in and fixed the problem very quickly. Thank you!
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What's new

Improved new Vector text rendering
GPS reception display improvements
POI language improvements
Heading and speed filter improvements
Track sharing issues resolved
Android NMEA fix
Size setting for heading line, speed and heading display size
AIS rate of turn display improvements
VMG usage for ETA calculation
Autorouting download management in My Charts
Bluetooth GPS for Android setting within the app
Decimal seperation improvements in settings
Vector Feet / Meter improvements