Nautical Charts & Maps

Nautical Charts & Maps [Navigation] App Description & Overview

Main Features Include:
+ NOAA Raster Nautical Charts (RNC)
+ NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC)
+ NOAA Weather Map Overlays
+ Trawl & Non-trawl RCA fishing overlays (West Coast)

NOAA RNC charts are full-color, geo-referenced, digital images of NOAA paper nautical charts. All maps are available for download.

Weekly updates to the RNCs are done on a 'best efforts' basis. The timing of their availability is not guaranteed.

Since complete ENC coverage is available in all U.S. waters, vessels required to use ECDIS may NOT navigate with NOAA RNCs. RNCs are approved for use by IMO ECDIS mandated vessels only if adequate ENC data is not available.

NOAA RNCs DO NOT meet USCG chart carriage requirements for commercial vessels.

The NOAA RNC are intended for navigational use.

NOAA RNC are not intended to meet federal chart carriage regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. NOAA makes no representations that the RNC Tile Service or the RNC Tiles provided thereunder meet federal chart carriage regulations.

Users should consult the Code of Federal Regulations for current federal chart carriage requirements.

Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) are vector data sets that support all types of marine navigation.

ENC Charts Include:
+ Buoys, Beacons, Lights, Fog Signals, Radar
+ Natural and Man-Made Features
+ Services and Small Craft Facilities
+ Seabed, Obstructions, Pipelines
+ Depths, Currents
+ Port Features
+ Traffic Routes
+ Special areas

NOAA updates the ENCs for Notice to Mariners on a weekly basis (timing of their availability is not guaranteed).

Although NOAA ENCs are intended for navigational use, the data displayed in this app does NOT meet federal chart carriage regulations for regulated vessels.

+ Weather Radar
+ Sea Surface Temperature
+ Significant Wave Height
+ Wind Speed & Direction
+ Air Temperature
+ 12-Hour Rain Probability

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Nautical Charts & Maps Customer Service, Editor Notes:

+ Fixed a few minor bugs Thank you for the positive feedback!

Nautical Charts & Maps Comments & Reviews

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- Buy this app. Totally worth it

This app is great and hopefully marks the beginning of the end of the 25 year chokehold Garmin and Navionics have held over the boating world. Every American has contributed to the costs of NOAA putting together map databases. And for years the big companies fought to keep the raw data out of the hands of the public. So now it is finally available but predictively difficult to manage downloading and using the RASTER maps. This program does the hard work for you so now you can use all of the NOAA maps for free, forever, for only the cost of this program. It still lacks the ease and functionality of the big players but the app will get better and better as more boaters use it. Really fun for loookingbst digital charts of far away waters without paying extra for more charts. Have fun.

- Get it NOW!

If you’re on the fence, jump off and DL this app. It’s better than the description implies. If you have a question about it, email the developer. I did, and got a response within an hour. The app is easily the best $$ you’ll spend today. You will only have to spend it once, no subscription for updates like similar apps. I got this as a backup for my onboard plotter and paper charts.

- Too slow to be useful

As I pan around, it’s taking my iPad Pro a really long time to render a particular screen. This slow tile-by-tile rendering of the image repeats every time I zoom or move around on the map. It’s so painful as to render the app unbearable. I tried downloading all of the maps, too (which, as an aside, was a very frustrating exercise ... you should be able to just tap on maps in the list to start the downloads and let them progress concurrently ... the three modals per download meant that I had to sit down in front of the iPad for ~20 minutes to download all of the maps) and that didn’t solve it. This app has plenty of data available, but it’s unwieldy. - - - In the developer response, he says “after downloading the maps, the tiles load instantly.” But downloading multiple maps is a clumsy affair. This should be streamlined, getting rid of all of those modal dialog/alert boxes. So thank you for taking the time to respond, but I’d suggest you revisit this downloading process. It’s really quite cumbersome (esp if you want to download multiple maps).

- Disappointing

So I have a paper chart on my phone, I believe that these are open source charts, so anyone can download them and share them. My problem with the app, isn’t about the money, it’s the fact that you cannot navigate using this app, the interface between the charts and true gps data is very inaccurate, sometimes off by over a half a mile. That makes it dangerous at best. And you can’t really navigate from a digital chart either, because you can’t lay a compass over your phone, so ,,, hmmm, it really needs work. The overland mapping by Gaia is spot on, even in the mountains, to within +- 10 yards, maybe even better.

- Cheap and Easy

No longer a need to carry the fold ups in the boat. For the price of 2 maps, I’ve got the whole coast. Good use of technology. Really appreciate the ability to download the chart for use outside of cell phone range. Good for weekenders like me who can’t flip the $10k for a name brand monitor assembly. Plus - no ads getting in the way of the data. :-) Developer is responsive to inquiries.

- Superb and Cheap

This app makes the best case yet for electronic media satisfying chart carriage requirements. It’s economical, runs in off-line mode and is updated as frequently as NOAA charts are released. The only conceivable additions for me would be an ability to to place markers and something like the Navionics dividers applet for measuring point-to-point distances. But its pretty good as-is. And for the price....

- Pretty good for what it is

Was jet skiing in some costal waterways while on vacation and wanted a way to see the navigation charts with gps over lay for periodic location and depth checks. Did well. The one feature that would be nice is to have a find location button to make finding your location when opening the app easier. Otherwise get the intended job done well for a reasonable price.

- Very cool app!

If you have phone service, you have a chart plotter. I have been using it to plan a return trip to the Pacific Northwest. I like that you can zoom in for fine details. The weather overlays are good for the San Francisco Bay if you want to see what the wind is doing and it is an easy-to-use program unlike some others.

- This Ap Rocks!

Just started using this ap on my IPhone & really like it. Yep, I have GPS chart plotter On the boat but this works it’s just kind of a back up, and today I pulled it out or hiking and island and I had my exact position. Looking at the marina, and has this within 10 feet of the exact position of the boat. Good work!

- Well done

I dig this app. It has yet to crash on me. I use it to periodically check my position while sailing and to research where to go next. It would be nice if it had a speed and course indicator, but I still give it 5 stars.

- Terrible for boats under 10ft draft, great for big boats

The maps are wonderful where they work the problem is that there isn’t really any coverage under about 10ft of depth so if you are in a river with sand bars or even a local lake that’s 200ft deep but has some 5ft areas, there’s zero coverage at all. Requested a refund after finding out that some places that are well covered by other apps are 100% missing from this one.

- Great App, great support

Nice that you can download charts to use as backup to GPS plotter. I navigate the inside pass between WA and AK, so I have a the security of offline viewing of NOAA charts that I am familiar and comfortable with. Excellent support, developer emails promptly when I had questions. Nice to know someone gives a hoot for customer experience and service, thanks Will.

- Fantastic!

Used this app for the first time to enter Vashon Island WA’s Quartermaster Harbor (look it up) at low tide on a no moon, pitch black night. There is no way we would have made it without this app. The marine supply store can keep their $700 gps charting units. I’m good!!

- Well Designed App

The app does a great job of stitching together the charts as you pan and zoom. Offline mode is essential when you’re offshore. Nice additional features like wind and waves.

- Excellent content and value for boaters.

Tons of content and ability to download for use offline. Overlay of weather conditions. Thanks.

- Rockfish Conservation Area overlay

This is a great app. It has the best charts out there. The developer recently added an overlay with the west coast non trawl rockfish conservation area. He tells me there’s more to come.

- Great maps. Needs to be able to mark location and track routes.

Love the maps and the offline mode. But lacks ability to drop a pin or record my route.

- Do not waste your money

I was looking for an app that gave me information on North American lakes. Thinking NOAA was the best of the best, I download the app and wasted money once AGAIN. COMPLETE WAIST OF MONEY.

- Great app

Very handy and helpful on and off the boat. So far it’s perfect for my use when looking for structure for fishing👍

- The BEST Nautical Chart App

Great nautical charts. Loads very fast, especially after the update. Love this company; they are very responsive to my messages.

- Good basic tool

Not to be used for navigation but a helpful tool nonetheless

- Unsatisfied

Downloaded the app and southern Bahamas is not available and crashes on iPhone on opening!

- Charts are updated and good. Needs measurement tool

Need a measurement tool for measuring distance between waypoints. Also need the ability to store waypoints. Charts are great but pretty useless if you cannot log waypoints and measure distance between them

- Simple but effective

This is a simple chart display program. No frills. Best that I have seen for changing scale

- Tutorial?

So far so great. So much to learn and info to learn. Is there a tutorial video?

- Just what I was looking for

Nice clean marine navigation app, great support from developer

- Missing Maps

I thought with the high ratings the would be an excellent app. After paying the 8.99 I am not happy one bit. It’s missing one major map that I need. Tennessee. We have tons of lakes here and none are covered

- Not the program I was looking for

I was looking for a program for inland lakes Don

- Useful Knowledge

Very useful and great idea for the sailor in all of us or sailor to be vital information

- Useless and inadequate

Not a single point of reference or reef location as with other apps. This gives little to no information. Request full refund and high don’t recommend this app for off shore fishing.

- Just maps

No location info or ability to save a location. Should have researched it better before buying. Waste of 9 bucks

- Sick

So sick!

- Not impressed

The map should zoom in to current location , it doesn’t. The overlay disappears if zoomed in too far. You have to manually adjust map when underway or the position indicator goes off the screen. Map DOES NOT reorient to course changes, which makes this app unusable while underway. Very disappointed

- Doesn’t cover lakes and inland areas

Was hopeful this would cover lakes and inland areas but it doesn’t. Additionally the user interface could use some work. Not super User friendly.

- Buggy has he//

Not worth the 8.99. Seller ask for you to text him if you have trouble downloading. I guess he knew and did not fix. The maps are layers of Garb. Really!

- Couldn’t download any other charts

I couldn’t get it to work on my two year old I pad. Does okay in my location, but other charts wouldn’t download.

- App crashes upon opening

Fresh download, crashes before it fully launches. Deleted and redone loaded. Same issue. iPhone XS Very disappointed

- Does not work

I loaded this app and cannot get it to work. Every time I try and open it, it crashes. Waste of money.

- App crashes on iPad Air iOS 13.3

Can’t say more other than it crashes when I attempt opening.

- Poor Nautical information

All that is shown are water bodies and highway access. No actual waterway data, boat docks, anything.

- Not very happy

If your in Oklahoma don’t buy. Major waste of money I can’t figure out anything on Oklahoma.

- Doesn’t open

App crashes, doesn’t open

- Keeps crashing

This app keeps crashing

- Not impress

Not very user friendly.

- Dead zone between Washington State and Alaska

Ack. Not much good for PNW boaters.

- Overcharged

The price said 8.99 but I was charged 14.99. After I complained the charge disappeared completely. Will see if it comes later. Developer wrote to say GE does not set price-Apple does.

- Average


- Useless

This app is terrible. You loos all charts when you zoom in to see detailed channels and depths. Wast of money

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- No Canadian charts

I bought this expecting there would be Canadian charts around Vancouver island but there is not.

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Jacques René Giguère

@militaryhistori Doing my pilot course in 1971. Using charts in nautical miles even though our flight plans were at altitude where the correspondance between degrees and miles doesn't hold...Though I liked the northern cdn maps where whole uncharted areas (sometimes whole maps) were blank.

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The applications Nautical Charts & Maps was published in the category Navigation on 2018-08-06 and was developed by LW Brands, LLC [Developer ID: 963599018]. This application file size is 20.18 MB. Nautical Charts & Maps - Navigation app posted on 2020-09-16 current version is 1.1.10 and works well on IOS 10.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: lwbrands.nauticalcharts

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