Online chart service fugawi.com has entered into a new collaboration with OpenCPN.org to make its full portfolio of raster charts available to users of Android-based cell phones, tablets and other portable devices.
The OpenCPN Android app has grown popular among boaters using Android-based devices with its integrated AIS, support for BSB raster chart (RNC), S57 vector chart (ENC), single-chart and quilted display modes.
Additional features include 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 integrated chart downloader.
The app will offer the full suite of Fugawi high-resolution digital charts, including the official Canadian Hydrographic Service charts of Canada; nv charts for the US, Europe, the Bahamas, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean; Delius Klasing for northern Europe and the Adriatic Sea; Solteknik Marine Charts of Sweden and Finland; Blue Latitude Press’ charts of Bahia and Sea of Cortez in Mexico; and NZ Mariner charts of New Zealand.
The OpenCPN app is now available on the GooglePlay store with a retail price of US$10. OpenCPN says it will also make the Fugawi mapping software available for desktop computer use, in a format compatible with Microsoft, Linux and Macintosh operating systems.