Over the years they have added waypoints, routes, GRIB file download, tidal information, AIS and most recently the ActiveCaptain points of interest offline database. The free PolarCOM program is also great for displaying GPS and NMEA data on your laptop. After all these developments, it only makes sense that the folks at Polar Navy enter the iOS world with their own app.
PolarView MX version 1.0 was just released on April 13th. It appears that the free app is now just a chart viewer. I am sure they are working on additional functionality for a paid version in the future.
- Free NOAA BSB Raster and S57/S63 Vector charts
- NOAA USACE ENC charts
- Chart filtering
- Passage and chart planning
- Latitude and longitude indication
- Multi-touch function for panning an zooming
- Seamlessly quilted for fast rendering
Additional settings can be accessed from the main page menu button. Select the tools settings menu. Here there are general settings for the type of chart you want to view.
Color schemes for day, traditional or night vision can be selected also. Contour depths can also be customized here.
The Units settings include Depth, Height, Distance, Position, Bearings and speed. Each of these have English and metric settings.
The folks at Polar Navy have indicated that this is just the first basic version of this app. I am confident we will see many new releases with additions to give the app the needed features and functionalty similar to their PC base software.
Not bad for a start Polar Navy. Keep up the good work, I like what I see so far!