Navionics Silver Screenshots
Youngstown (full version)
Kingston (full version)
Oswego (full version)
What is the difference between Silver and Gold Charts?
A: Navionics Silver Charts (Only available in US & Canada) are entry-level marine charts covering the entire continental US, Great Lakes and Bahamas or, entire coastal Canada and Great Lakes all on a single preprogrammed cartridge. Silver Charts provide best zoom range of up to 1/2NM and depth contours of up to 150' feet or less; Silver Charts do not provide port information. Gold+ Charts (Available worldwide) are also marine charts and are available in XL9-size regions (and S-size in some areas) and provide best zoom range of up to 1/8NM, include enhanced port service information with phone numbers, major coastal roads, wrecks, and free (with purchase and mail-in coupon for US waters) high-definition fishing detail for locating offshore drop-offs, ledges and reefs for serious fishing.
<-- Screenshots of Silver Charts: (You may click each for a larger zoom. Why is the "Kingston" chart covered with small dots? The dots indicate "overzoom". This tells the user that they are zoomed in beyond the capability of the Silver chart (1/2 nm). By zooming in to this level or closer, you will not receive any higher resolution charts or new information - simply an exploded view of the previous zoom. If you require more resolution than that, you should consider purchasing Gold+ charts which a zoom range of up to 1/8 nm (4 times the resolution of Silver)
What is the difference between Gold+ & Platinum charts?
A. The marine Gold+ charts have depth contours, spot soundings, buoy information, obstruction information, show the chart in a paper like view (the water has different shades of coloring), the Xplain feature (which explains different icons on the chart), has major coastal roadways, NavPlanner compatible, enhanced port services & the availability of the free Fish'N Chip (offshore bathymetric information). The marine Platinum charts have the same information as the Gold+ charts but additional advanced "award winning" features such as Coastal Points-Of-Interest, Panoramic Port photos, geo-referenced Coast Pilot Books, top-down satellite photo overlay and 3D view for land & water.
Other FAQs about Navionics (written by Navionics):
Which plotters are compatible with Navionics Charts?
A: Navionics charts are compatible the widest range of today's most popular chartplotters and handheld GPS including: DeLorme, Eagle, Fugawi, Furuno, Geonav, Humminbird, Lowrance, Medallion, Murphy, Northstar, Raymarine and Simrad. Check Navionics' web site for a complete list of compatible plotters.
Will Navionics Charts work in my Garmin plotter?
A: No. Garmin used to license Navionics chart data sold as G-Charts. Garmin now uses other data sources. Please contact Garmin directly for charts for your Garmin unit.
Where do you get the information you use in Navionics Charts?
A: It may vary by Navionics product as well as by continent, country and/or area, but most commonly Navionics sources its data from official government hydrographic offices such as NOAA and NIMA to name just a few. Navionics also conducts its own on-the-water surveys when existing information is not available, is out-of-date, or is not of good quality.
What type of detail do Navionics Charts show?
A: Navionics Charts show depth contours, spot soundings, navigational aids, boat ramps, marinas, obstruction information such as reefs, wrecks, and submergent and emergent vegetation.
Why should I choose Navionics over your competitors such as C-Map & Garmin?
A: Navionics offers true vector information and creates a database from the paper charts into one seamless image. No holes in the information, no discontinuities, no overwhelming clutter. This allows for faster re-draw over our competitors. Navionics charts are compatible with the widest range of today's most popular chartplotters and handheld GPS by DeLorme, Eagle, Fugawi, Furuno, Geonav, Humminbird, Lowrance, Medallion, Murphy, Northstar, Raymarine and Simrad... and iPhone, so you can enjoy Navionics... Anytime, Anywhere! And Navionics Trade-in program makes it easy to update your charts.
Are Navionics Charts PC compatible?
A: Yes and No. First and foremost, Navionics Charts are available on preprogrammed plug-and-play cartridges, or chips, that are compatible with a growing number of today's most popular chartplotters. Second, using Navionics NavPlanner PC software, you can read most Navionics products (NavPlanner is not compatible with Classic Charts nor HotMaps Classic Lake Maps) on your PC for pre-planning routes and waypoints and transferring those routes and waypoints to your plotter and back again. Finally, several manufacturers of PC Navigation Software now offer compatibility with most Navionics products; check Navionics' web site for a list of these manufacturers.
What datum setting does Navionics use for their Charts?
A: Navionics uses WGS84 datum for all current charts. If a customer has a chart purchased prior to January of 2002, it is recommended that they contact us with the code number of their chip and we will verify the datum used for that particular chip.