C-Map Max Pro, a new chart format for a new year

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would advise againt using proprietary chart formats. For example my Garmin GPSMap175 unit is still a fine unit EXCEPT for one problem. Garmin discontinued the charts for it.
    Instead I advise using the international S57 ENC vector format or BSB raster format with a laptop. Both formats are FREE for US coverage and work with dozens of navigation applications.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I saw the Northstar 8000 at METS in Amsterdam. It looks great and very easy to use. It maybe is 1 -2 years ahead of everyone in the business. Looking forward to seeing it in Miami.

  3. Anonymous says:

    “I would advise againt using proprietary chart formats. For example my Garmin GPSMap175 unit is still a fine unit EXCEPT for one problem. Garmin discontinued the charts for it.”
    Name a chartplotter, not software, that can use either S57 or BSB.
    As the technology develops they are able to increase the coverage, and add new features. This might mean that current hardware will not be able to use it. It is just the nature technology.

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