Nice App but please Sir I'd like more! Nicely executed app, and when twinned with the VMH charts for European waters is an excellent alternative chart plotter. I love the way the app zooms from large scale to small on raster charts letting me see all the notes that are tough to pick up on vector charts. One plea for the next release. Please add an AIS display and connection to the boat systems. That way this could be my sole plotter for low power draw on passage.
Great app, although there is little learning curve to get used to things. I wish there was a quick tutorial. Here are two notes: First, it takes a while to import maps, so be prepared to let your device sit while while it imports the vector files. Each map was like 5-10 minutes so I definitely want to plan ahead for this. Second, I wanted all my relevant maps in the same folder zip file, because that way they will all show up in the same folder for the automatic switching. If I import each map in a different folder zip file, it's more cumbersome to switch back and forth. After selecting a new folder, I have to quit the app and restart it (which is fast) for the map auto-switching to take effect. Overall, this is a truly awesome app, bringing in the high quality NOAA charts aligned with GPS capability to see exactly where I am. Thank you for putting together such a great app.
No External GPS Compatability App loads NOAA charts nicely. However, with an external GPS (tablet does not have an integrated GPS) no position is marked by this app. Google Maps is able to mark position with both the USB and Bluetooth external GPS units I use. Disappointing.
Just started at home with app on Samsung Tab 3. I must be dense; I set some waypoints but see nothing anywhere explaining route planning. Nor have I seen the phrase "go to". I have not seen any trace of the three dashboards shown/described. I loaded NOAA charts OK I think (twice, it appeared) but none show the green checkmark described. I get that there is a learning process, but this thing is way short on instruction. I guess I'm only out $8.40, still very disappointed so far. Is there an MN for Dummies out there? -TC
Good but not perfect I use MN with VMH charts. It's a pretty good combo, but if I were to be picky I'd identify a couple of irritations: first, although you can save tracks, I can't see a way to view them; second the route editor allows you to append or prepend waypoints (in one menu), and to append, prepend or insert route points (in another), but you can't insert waypoints. But these really are quibbles in that the MN/VMH combo gives you a full up-to-date set of charts and a fullspec marine grade chartplotter.
Well designed I find this app pretty intuitive. It's simple enough my kids know to use it. It's great for the US as the digital charts are all free from NOAA. This not the case with other countries like Canada. I've had this app for several years now. An upgrade added many new features. A great app got much better.
* quick info display (display of GPS coordinates of scrolled position and of distances between scrolled position and marked position as well as scrolled position and vessel position)
* pinch zoom gesture
* fling gesture
* soft scrolling and rotation of charts when
** changing scrolling or orientation mode
** switching between charts with different orientation
** in true course orientation mode
* indefinite zoom
* various bug fixes
Play in the outdoors with Android as your Handheld GPS and offline topo maps!