Aqua Map Version 20, fast scrolling and new features

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, 100-ton USCG master.

7 Responses

  1. Hi Ben. I think the enhancements made by AquaMap are terrific. Auto routing would be one item which would be most welcomed.

    I use AquaMap as a backup to my PC based navigation system. I run a combination of NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 equipment. I want to install Signal K capability to import additional data to AquaMap. What device would you recommend I install for that purpose? Thank you.

    • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

      If you are just using the device to get data to Aqua Map I don’t think I’d go down the Signal K path. I’d use a NMEA-2000 to WiFi device like the ones from Actisense, Digital Yacht, Yacht Devices, etc. If you’re using a mixed NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 data source I’d go with the NMEA 2000 router from Yacht Devices. I suspect there are other products that can route NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 to a single WiFi stream but I know the Yacht Devices but I haven’t come across them yet. If readers know of one, please post it here.

      • Dave says:

        Hi Ben. I have an Actisense device which connects to my desktop, can that device also feed into my Linksys router to provide data. Is WiFi?

        • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:


          I need to know just a bit more about your Actisense device. My guess is that it’s an Actisense NGT-1 which is a USB or serial device. Your Linksys router won’t be able to perform a translation from this devices to TCP/IP or UDP (which is what all the navigation apps require). So, unfortunately that won’t work. Within Actisense’s product line you’d need a W2K-1. You could also use any of the devices listed by Aqua Map.

          -Ben S.

  2. Rick Garvin says:

    Aquamap is great in the Bahamas with Explorer Charts. However, into the Caribbean the quality of Aquamap Charts is a big problem. Navionics is excellent, especially with Sonar Charts. For example, Aquamap does not show the channel into Anegada while Navionics does. The NOAA charts are just okay. The Admiralty charts are missing many hazards and the resolution is badly mixed. So, for us it’s Aquamap in the Bahamas and Navionics in the Caribbean.

  3. TN says:

    What about using a Raspberry Pi running Openplotter with Signal K to stream data over wi-fi?

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