Fugawi Aboard Quilted Raster Charts for US and Canadian Waters - 08/09/2014


Fugawi Aboard, from Northport Systems, is designed with new technology, combining US and Canadian raster charts based on National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) nautical charts into quilted regions for use on compatible chart plotters. Fugawi Aboard combines over 2,000 NOAA and 600 CHS raster navigation charts all on one convenient quilted product.

Packed with coastline detail for the entire United States and Canada, Fugawi Aboard delivers the look and feel of vector charts with the unmatched detail and familiarity of paper charts. The charts behave like any other electronic cartography, allowing users to zoom and pan, and include meta data for additional information such as the chart name, number and depth soundings.

Robin Martel, president of Northport Systems, says that paper charts of U.S. and Canada have always been popular yet they were nowhere to be seen on chart plotters. He sees in Fugawi Aboard a door for new possibilities in digital cartography, bringing electronic paper charts to chart plotters everywhere.

The Fugawi Aboard US & Canada plug-and-play product is available for purchase from leading marine and boating stores throughout North America. Compatible multifunction plotters include the Simrad NSS and NSO evo2; Lowrance HDS, Elite HD and Elite CHIRP; and B&G Zeus multi-function displays. A downloadable version of Fugawi Aboard is also available on the Navico Insight store

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