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Evaluating PC Navigational Software

Posted on Thu 07 October 2010 in Buying Guide, Gear, Geek

I’m going to start working on a feature comparison of PC based navigation software packages and could use some input from you on what you want to know. Do you have a favorite feature you think should be in all nav programs? Let me know and I’ll try to include it in my research. Here’s what I have so far after just a few minutes:

  • Company
  • Software
  • Website
  • Price
  • MOB
  • RADAR Overlay
  • Tides
  • NMEA 0183
  • NMEA 2000
  • Instruments
  • Custom Depth
  • Ship's Log
  • Maintenance Log
  • Ship Inventory
  • Social Networking
  • Photo Support

The obvious omission is chart format. That list of formats seems really really long, so I’m trying to figure out a way to handle that more efficiently than 30 different checkmarks.