SonarCharts from Navionics are now compatible with sonar log data formats from echosounder and GPS chartplotters made by Lowrance, Raymarine, Simrad and B&G, in addition to previous compatibility with devices from Humminbird and Garmin.
The expanded sonar data file support gives millions of boaters the ability to influence the detail of their own charts by recording sonar while out on the water.
“When we first announced our revolutionary SonarCharts capability for use with select plotters, we gave boaters the ability to share up-to-the-minute data they collected, delivering a level of detail never seen before,” Navionics President Giuseppe Carnevali stated in a press release. “Our dedicated user base has contributed an enormous quantity of sonar logs from around the world, and now with our expanded compatibility, more users can take part in improving the areas they care about. These contributions also keep SonarCharts up to date for the benefit of the entire boating community.”
Raymarine Wi-Fi-enabled plotters also can now use the Plotter Sync feature that is embedded in Navionics mobile apps for iPhone and iPad.
It takes about a week for SonarCharts to be updated after data is submitted. Updated charts also are available on the Navionics WebApp.
For more information, visit www.navionics.com.