This is an excellent and very useful chart plotting and GPS-planning program developed by the Maptech specialists. The novel features of this version of the software include enabling the users to view the real time position of their vessels on the computer screen. The minimum system requirements are quite low and will allow this program to be installed and operated on any modern computer.
The software works with both ENC and VEC charts. Among the other features of this program we would underline the compatibility with the AIS, 3D navigation aids, full coverage of the United States, chart warping including the overlaying/warping your available raster charts. Another function is to warn the user of the potential risks of ship grounding on the basis of the current speed and course.
In fact, you could also install this program on any computer to get some training and practice – it would be beneficial to get some good preparation before you start operating it on board your ship, to make sure you are duly aware of all functions and controls of the software. Note that this program has been considered the flagship of all navigation products released by Maptech by now, and is very widely used.