Aqua Map Marine - Boating GPS

Aqua Map Marine - Boating GPS

By GEC s.r.l.

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2014-10-15
  • Current IOS App Version: 12.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 103.99 MB
  • IOS App Developer: GEC s.r.l.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
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Description

An app to satisfy all your Fishing and Boating's needs, developed with the help of expert boaters. Download the best up-to-date Nautical Charts to safely enjoy the new boating season. With the Aqua Map Master transform your device in a real ChartPlotter. ►► Features: • Optimised for both iPhone and iPad • Download the maps on the device for offline usage • Plan and navigate your ROUTE with real-time information on next waypoint • Anchor alarm with advanced configuration • Tides & Currents prediction and simulation (only in US & Canada) • Share and load tracks, markers and routes (KMZ and GPX) • ActiveCaptain & Waterway Guide community integration • - NEW - Connect your NMEA devices through WiFi • - NEW - Overlay the USACE surveys on top of your charts (only US) • - NEW - Check all the bridges, hazards and best fuel prices along your route • - NEW - Display AIS info from external devices with automatic collision detection • Overlay the Satellite images on your map • Measure distances on the map • Expand your horizons with mapXpan (patent pending) • Works perfectly in iPad multi-screen mode • Optimized battery usage ► MAPS Aqua Map uses only official Nautical charts with depth contours, buoys, lights, etc. to enjoy the best boating experience. You can download the maps at home within your device and use them on the boat offline (no more Internet connection required). Our charts are derived in part from material obtained from: NOAA, CHS, BA, BSH, IIM, CNIG, AHS, NLHO, Explorer, etc. Available areas: US, Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Malta, Australia, New Zealand, Seychelles, Maldives, Emirates, South Africa. ► ROUTES and WAYPOINTS Plan your trip, insert and edit waypoints. Navigate your route and monitor distance, time (ETA) and direction toward your next waypoint or your final destination. ► ANCHOR ALARM This function will check in realtime your GPS position against your anchor position previously defined. An acoustic and visual alarm will run as soon as your GPS position is out of the defined range. ► TIDES & CURRENTS You can calculate the prediction for more than 6800 stations in the US & Canada. See the T&C trend on the map and simulate any future date. ► LOADING and SHARING You can share your favorite's markers on Facebook or send an email with your last daily track. Not only, you can also load any KML, KMZ, GPX (also zipped) found in internet or received from your friends. ► ActiveCaptain Join the community of more than 100.000 boaters who write reviews, update data and provide up to date hazard information. Read and contribute reviews and rating about marinas, shared local boating knowledge, anchorage and hazards ► Waterway Guide Marinas, hazards, anchorages, bridges, free docks and much more to cover the entire US coastline. ► Aqua Map Master - NEW - With this subscription you will be able to access a set of advanced functions that will transform your device in a real ChartPlotter (.. and more). Connect your NMEA (and SignalK) devices through the WiFi and use their data for all the App functions (eg Anchor Alarm), download and display the last USACE surveys (only US), consult the Route Explorer with bridges, hazards and best fuel prices calculation, display the AIS targets on the map with automatic collision detection. ► TYPE OF PURCHASES - Unlimited: you can download and update your charts forever. - Subscription: it is a one year auto-renewable subscription, it will automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Terms of Service: http://www.globalaquamaps.com/Acknowledge.html Privacy Policy: http://www.gec-it.com/GEC-privacy.pdf ———— The continuous GPS usage, also in background, can reduce the battery life.

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Reviews

  • Bjohn1000

    2
    By bjohn1000
    Maybe I don’t understand but the maps are not that great for the price at least I don’t think so for price should be better
  • Cumbersome, slow, and limited

    2
    By Jbaffoh
    First, the screen redraws on a 2018 iPad Pro are far, far too slow—and that is with land detail off and sat images off. In contrast, iNavx (even with NOAA raster charts), iSailor, and Navionics are instantaneous. This is horrible and needs to be fixed. Second, the chart selections are very limited. The South Pacific is not represented, nothing for SE Asia, and... I fear the worst: I suspect that there will be no way to cross the dateline by scrolling west. iSailor also has this problem—there is a wall at the dateline. I think the app shows promise, but they need to fix the redraw speed, remove the dateline wall, and add charts. Until then, I wasted $40 on charts. It’s just too limited for me to use now, and I’ll stick with iNavx. Edit: In reply to the developer’s response, I have to question why raster charts scroll and redraw faster than vector—the opposite has been my experience with other apps when I had older, slower devices. Navionics vector charts scroll, resize and redraw instantaneously in iNavx and the Navionics app. iSailor’s vector charts are also lag-free. But even with the fastest iPad made so far, the scrolling and resizing of Aqua Map is as bad as NOAA raster charts on a 1st generation iPad. I’m no software engineer, but this leads me to believe there is something horribly wrong with the graphics engine. As for the other features, yes, they are nice but not unique. Everything listed is available on iNavx, except for Active Captain, which is available on the Navionics app. I believe iSailor also has them. Bottom line: I want to love Aqua Maps, and I would like to give it 5 stars. But until the USA and Canada charts redraw without the horrible lag, I will stay with 2 stars.
  • Not actually free

    1
    By Yahoo pee
    $5-$39 depending on the location of the chart you need.
  • Head and Shoulders Above the Others

    5
    By Anderson5420
    Aqua Map is THE mobile app that should be on a tablet on a Ram mount at every helm and on your smart phone. Please go through the built in tutorial. Until I did that, I did not understand just how capable this app is. App is free, best approach to pricing charts. Buy charts (I got “forever” updates) and use on up to five devices. Nobody else even comes close in value. Too many features to list.
  • First observation

    5
    By Avidboater
    I am new to this app, but not to nautical charts. Though the graphics are nice, the help is a bit obscure. Perhaps with use I will become more comfortable with the screen navigation
  • Purchased but couldn’t use

    1
    By Brewster81
    At the recommendation of a fellow cruiser, I purchased an annual subscription for the Bahamas as a trial. I was able to use it for a short period of time and then kept getting a message that the tutorial period was over. My only thought was that I needed an internet connection to validate my subscription. If that is the case, this app is useless because while cruising, internet access is not reality. Also because I was in the Bahamas, sorting out the problem was not possible. Now back in the US, I want to know what went wrong before purchasing US charts.
  • OK not great

    3
    By Neffilicious
    Use the app for Explorer charts. While the price for these charts is good, the detail leaves a lot to be desired since the charts are Raster scans instead of Vector. This means you are restricted to meter depths and no additional detail when zooming in. The Explorer data is good for suggested routes and locations of services cruisers are interested in such as anchorage data, grocery stores, dinghy docks, etc. The app interface is also not intuitive leading me to go through the tutorial often to find how to perform simple navigation tasks. Buy the app for the chart data, not the interface.
  • Looking for a replacement for Blue Chart

    5
    By JT Ga
    I took the advice from a reviewer I had agreed with when I was looking to replace the abandoned Blue Chart. I’m still trying to learn how to use it effectively but have found info online from several sources. I’m happy so far and think I’m going to like it.
  • Excactly What i needed

    5
    By capt. jay hansen
    Its precise it’s not very expensive most of the charts you pay for is for lifetime... maybe you will have to pay 9-10$ for a big opdate ITS REALLY A GREAT LITTLE APP ✌️😏 capt Jay Hansen
  • Just downloaded bought a map, just crashes

    2
    By Fred-ahhhhhhhhhh
    Ouch. Just bought this, tried using it after downloading Florida maps and all it does is crash. Even rebooted, same thing. Does anyone bother to even test apps before publishing anymore? Was in the middle of trying to get a distance for a track when this thing lost its balance. Unfortunate 1st impression

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