Navigation Programs For PC

Interesting roundup of different navigation software packages and what to expect from them in the coming months. MotorBoating takes a look at C-Map’ PC Planner, Fugawi’s Marine ENC, Global Navigation Software’s NavPak-Lite and NavPak-Pro, Maptech’s Offshore Navigator, Maxsea’s The Yacht, Raymarine�s RayTechRNS 5.0, Nautical Technologies’ The Capn and Voyager Mosaic/S-57, Nobeltec’s Admiral 7 and InSight Radar 2, and Transas’ Navigator Plus.
“Navigation programs for PCs can do a lot more than simply paint pretty pictures of electronic charts. The programs available today can download free charts to your computer. They can be platforms for your PDAs. They can work with radar sets to warn you of collisions at sea. They can overlay charts with photographs, weather images or radar targets. And they can even draw their own bathymetric charts. To fill you in on the big picture, here�s a look at what�s coming from nine software companies this fall.”

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