Upcoming Product Changes

May 17, 2016

PolarView 3.0 is being readied for release in the near future. The next version will bring changes to product licensing, and these are the changes we hope you’ll like.

PolarView will be free to install and use, and that includes chart viewer, route and waypoint planning, live navigation, AIS, NMEA instruments, GRIB display and more.

To access optional online services, such as chart, GRIB and POI downloads, users will need an account and a subscription.

In preparation for upcoming changes current order page has been taken offline. More information will be posted on this blog and support forums in the near future. Stay tuned!


PolarView NS 2.0.5

June 16, 2015

PolarView NS
– Fix for ActiveCaptain large data set downloads and review display
– Bug fixes and general housekeeping


PolarView NS 2.0

October 14, 2013

PolarView NS
– Instrumentation, alarm and NMEA multiplexor functionality from PolarCOM is now included in PolarView. PolarCOM has been retired. We thank PolarCOM for its faithful service!
– Bug fixes and general housekeeping


PolarView MX 1.2 Update

October 12, 2013

Update for PolarView MX 1.2 is now available in the AppStore.

It provides:
– A workaround to a few GUI bugs introduced by iOS 7 (Thanks Apple)
– A fix for ActiveCaptain data update


PolarView MX 1.2

June 9, 2013

– Adds ActiveCaptain support. Shows ActiveCaptain POI on a chart and in the list. Adds display of ActiveCaptain POI object information and reviews. ActiveCaptain database is downloaded to local storage, to make POI info available offline, without need of permanent Internet connection.

– Adds vector chart object information. Query navaids, depths, obstructions and other chart features.

– Adds ability to “light up” sector lights to show nominal light coverage on a chart to scale.

– Adds “touch marker” to show position of tap on a chart. In navigation mode will show bearing and distance to touch marker from the ship.

– Various bug fixes.


PolarView NS 1.9.7

May 15, 2013

PolarView NS
– Restore support for USACE inland charts
– Improved support for IENC (Inland) chart format
– Ability to save multiple routes or tracks in a single file


USACE chart support

May 5, 2013

As of April 15, USACE stopped providing updates to S-57 chart data set. All inland updates are now provided only for the IENC 2.2 data. PolarView 1.9.7 has been released and addresses this issue. Users are advised to upgrade to most recent version of PolarView NS to restore USACE inland chart support.

Note that the new USACE chart set used different naming convention. These charts will not replace the original USACE charts that were previously installed. You should manually delete previously installed USACE charts (names beginning with “U35”) prior to downloading these charts.