PolarView NS 2.0.7

January 14, 2016

PolarView NS
– Improve reliability of chart downloads


PolarView NS 1.9 / PolarCOM 1.9

May 16, 2012

PolarView NS
– Download of NOAA raster charts
– Option to drop waypoint at vessel location by pressing ‘Shift’
– Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

PolarCOM
– Support for SeaSmart and Actisense NMEA 2000 gateways
– Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Route & Waypoint manager will now require an activated copy of PolarView NS after free trial period.


PolarView on iPhone & iPad

April 13, 2012

PolarView MX is now available as a free download for iPhone 4/4S and iPad 2/New. At this point it is a viewer for NOAA vector and raster charts. It provides a fully quilted seamless chart view for your enjoyment.

Here is a link to PolarView MX in App Store

More to come in due time – watch this space for announcements.


Polar Navy goes to the beach

April 11, 2012

Check out this cool link: http://www.wunderground.com/beach-weather/ – make sure to select “Polar Navy” vector or raster charts from the drop-down box on a chart.


Tiled Marine Charts For Your Web Project

February 17, 2012

Do you want to build a web-based project for marine use? Need high quality tiles for the web based mapping service? Polar Navy can do it all.

We can now generate raster or vector tiles for the web based marine mapping services.
Take a look at a sample of Polar Navy charts here: http://www.wunderground.com/beach-weather

We can use S57 or BSB charts from NOAA and other sources. Inquire within for availability, pricing and other details by posting here. Replies will be screened, if requested.


Raster Charts of Brazil

May 25, 2011

Raster charts for waters of Brazil (including the coast of South America from Caribbean down, as well as rivers) are available free at the following link: https://www.mar.mil.br/dhn/chm/cartas/download/cartasbsb/ . These charts are in BSBv3 format and are fully compatible with PolarView.

If you prefer to download these charts as a single archive, pick up a file here . This file was created on May 25, 2011 – follow updates on source page as necessary.

Thanks to a user for a “heads up” on this information!


Release 1.6 is out

April 9, 2011

It’s the same old story. What was supposed to be a small set of bug fixes to previous release, grew into a separate release of its own.

Version 1.6 turned out to be mostly about raster charts.

– First, BSB v4 support is now available on all platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux) for both existing and new BSB v4 users. I would like to thank Canadian Hydrographic Service for their help and support in this matter – they’ve been great!

– Raster chart rendering has been sped up significantly, to the point where it will often be as fast as vector, if not more.

– Raster charts night colors have been customized for best visibility using custom colorization method. Thanks go to Pascal for pointing the issue out.

– Through the magic of re-projection, PolarView now supports raster charts in virtually any projection, including Polyconic and Transverse Mercator. This should provide appropriate coverage for Great Lakes sailors.

– Tide information is provided in tide station’s own time zone. Tide display now has live user-controlled slider to query data. Thanks to Rick for keeping my attention on the tide subsystem!

Documentation on using BSBv4 charts should be available on support site shortly.

Have fun!