Fugawi raster charts on OpenCPN
Online chart service fugawi.com has announced that in collaboration with opencpn.org, its extensive portfolio of raster charts is now available to OpenCPN Android App users.
Building upon its experience in computer software, OpenCPN is now offering its quarter of a million OpenCPN users charts from fugawi.com for navigation not just on their Microsoft, Linux and Mac computers but also on Android devices.
OpenCPN is a collaborative software, providing a chart plotter and navigation software, for use underway or as a planning tool - now available on Android mobile phones or tablets. The OpenCPN Android App offers features such as integrated AIS, support for BSB raster chart (RNC), S57 vector chart (ENC), single-chart and quilted display modes, North-up, Course-up and Chart-up display modes, route and waypoint navigation, both device-integrated and Bluetooth remote GPS support, Autopilot output, GRIB weather, anchor watch/alarm, GPX waypoints, Tides and Current predictions, NMEA message handling and an integrated Chart Downloader.
Thanks to the joint efforts with the Fugawi team, Android App users can access an extensive and growing array of quality raster charts from the likes of Canadian Hydrographic Service, nv charts, Delius Klasing, Blue Latitude and Solteknik.
“Our team at OpenCPN is proud to have launched the Android version of our popular software,” said Hubert Kleis, core member of the OpenCPN team. “Thanks to the collaborative efforts with the Fugawi team, we can now offer our recreational boating community an excellent range of quality raster charts covering many popular sailing, cruising, and fishing areas around the world”.
The OpenCPN built-in quilter tiles multiple raster files into one chart in seconds, delivering the look and feel of a vector chart with smooth zoom and pan but with the unmatched detail and familiarity of paper charts.
The OpenCPN Android App can be purchased at an introductory price of $9.95 from Google Play. The free Fugawi Plug-in for the OpenCPN Android App can be downloaded here. Each downloaded chart comes with two licenses that can be used on two different devices. Some charts such as those for Brazil are free. Prices for others charts are established by the providers and can vary from USD $19.99 to $199.
By Jake Frith
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