Visitors to Genoa International Boat Show saw today an exciting new way to navigate and experience the benefits of C-MAP by Jeppesen cartography — with or without a C-MAP compatible chartplotter. Jeppesen’s new Plan2Nav application for popular iPad and iPhone devices is the first and only mobile application designed for C-MAP by Jeppesen charts. With its advanced mobile navigation capabilities and unique integration with onboard plotters, Plan2Nav meets the needs of today’s tech-savvy travelers and is a fun and useful tool for a wide range of boating applications.
Boaters everywhere can download the Plan2Nav application at no charge through the iTunes App Store and, with the included worldwide background chart, begin using it immediately on their iPad and iPhone devices. To unlock the full potential of this unique planning tool, boaters can purchase accurate, up-to-date Jeppesen charts with C-MAP 4D MAX content and features. Using the “Buy Chart” function in the app, boaters can quickly download expansive, full-featured chart coverage to optimize their navigation experience. Once downloaded, charts stay recorded on the device and are accessible even when no wireless connection is available.
Depending on coverage, charts for Plan2Nav range from 15.99 to 69.99 Euro (VAT included) and unlock many powerful features, including:
Detailed harbor charts with Jeppesen’s exclusive C-Marina Port Database, marina diagrams and aerial images
- Dynamic Tides and Current Predictions for added safety, better fishing and more efficient cruising
- Detailed depth and land elevation data for a more informative, realistic chart presentation
- View charts in 2D or unique Perspective View format
- View accurate, up-to-date NavAid positions for safer navigation
With Plan2Nav, downloaded charts and a GPS-enabled device, sailors, cruisers and fishermen can enjoy many of the features found on familiar C-MAP based chartplotters. Plan2Nav operates in north up or course up orientation for fully rotating visualization, while its unique compass rose display provides an at-a-glance graphic presentation of your current heading. Speed Over Ground, Course Over Ground, Estimated Time of Arrival and Time To Go data help you stay on top of every voyage, whether you’re navigating or just enjoying the ride. The ability to download and overlay both five-day weather forecasts and satellite images (using Google Maps) provides an enhanced charting experience and increases navigator confidence.
Plan2Nav also serves as an advanced, mobile voyage-planning tool. Boaters can create waypoints and routes for an upcoming cruise or offshore fishing trip, then save the track of their voyage for later export to their PC where they can relive the trip, share fishing hotspots with friends, and more.
“Plan2Nav was developed as a unique way for the public to explore our advanced cartography and enjoy the C-MAP experience — whether they currently own a chartplotter or not,” said Francesco Altamura, senior product manager for the Light Marine division. “For many, this might be their first introduction to navigating with our accurate, feature-rich cartography, on a friend’s boat, on a chartered vessel or on a vacation at sea. We’re confident that this experience will open doors to new end users, and through this we will create new customers for our navigational charts and our OEM chartplotter partners,” added Altamura.
Boaters can learn more about Plan2Nav and compatible charts by visiting www.jeppesen.com/lightmarine.
Jeppesen is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency.
Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at jeppesen.com.
Media Contacts: Mike Pound
Jeppesen Corporate Communications
Global Marketing Manager – Light Marine