Rose Point’s Coastal Explorer Released

A while ago I wrote about Rose Point’s Coastal Explorer, recommended to me by a reader who was beta-testing it. Brad Christian from Rosepoint Navigation Systems sent me an email yesterday and asked me to let you all know that their product is finally available. It comes wit a number of, their words…, unique features amongst which the fact that it uses documents rather than a database to keep track of navigation objects such as routes and waypoints. This means users can organize things however they like, keeping everything in one document (like a big database), or keeping each of their trips in a separate document for example. So, if you’re looking for an alternative to Raythech, The Capn or Nobeltech, make sure to have a look at their renewed website.
“With a $300 suggested retail price and the ability to use free NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts (NOAA ENC�), the cost of using Coastal Explorer can be dramatically lower than most other systems. Coastal Explorer is capable of using any “S-57 ENC” vector chart, including the free NOAA ENC�, the free Inland Navigation Charts (IENCs) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and both the Recreational and Professional Vector digital ocean� charts from NDI. In addition to the vector charts, Coastal Explorer can use raster charts from Maptech, NDI, and Softchart International, including the new BSB4 Format charts that are problematic for some other programs.”

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