AIS Software

AIS Software comparison table*

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Maxsea
Estimated price from €499
website www.maxsea.com
Type of software purchasable
Offline charts Yes
Online AIS data Yes
Online AIS input interface N/A
AIS targets Yes
AIS-SART targets N/A
Map types Vector Charts Raster Charts High Resolution Photos MapMedia tidal current (CTS) Fishing Charts
WinGPS
Estimated price € 129
website www.wingps.de
Type of software purchasable
Offline charts Yes
Online AIS data Yes
Online AIS input interface Yes
AIS targets Yes
AIS-SART targets Yes
Map types They have their own chart format: “DKW”. WinGPS can convert raster charts in DKW-, nv.digital-, BSB3- and manage BSB4-Format. Free DKW-Manager to integrate charts in WinGPS.
Fugawi Marine
Estimated price $299.95
website marine5.fugawi.com
Type of software purchasable
Offline charts Yes
Online AIS data Yes (as long as the data is being received in NMEA 0183)
Online AIS input interface No
AIS targets Yes (as long as the data is being received in NMEA 0183)
AIS-SART targets No
Map types • Navionics cards manufacturered after April 2010. • S-57 charts* (NOAA ENC™, Army Corps iENC). • S-63 charts (requires user permit). • BSB version 1-5 (inc. NOAA RNC™, MAPTECH™, CHS, Fugawi, Blue Latitude Press, Wavyline, Solteknik, etc…) • BSB/EAP (nv-charts**). *UKHO S-57 and Hilton charts to be supported after release. ** NV-Charts that use a Dongle are not currently supported.
OpenCPN
Estimated price Free
website www.opencpn.org
Type of software Free Software
Offline charts Yes
Online AIS data Yes
Online AIS input interface Yes
AIS targets Yes
AIS-SART targets Yes
Map types “BSB4” and “nv-chart” support through plugins / BSB v3, and earlier, raster chart support / Worldwide, standard, S57 and encrypted S63 vector chart support / CM93 vector chart support, with per cell offset corrections.
Vistanaut
Estimated price €99,99
website http://www.delius-klasing.de/software/Vistanaut.5434.html
Type of software purchasable
Offline charts N/A
Online AIS data N/A
Online AIS input interface Yes
AIS targets Yes
AIS-SART targets N/A
Map types Navionics charts
Rosepoint Coastal Explorer
Estimated price $299,00 – $399,00
website http://www.rosepointnav.com
Type of software purchasable
Offline charts N/A
Online AIS data Yes
Online AIS input interface Yes
AIS targets Yes
AIS-SART targets Yes
Map types C-MAP, BSB Version 1 to 5, S-57, S-63, NV Verlag
Seaclear
Estimated price Free
website http://www.sping.com/seaclear/
Type of software Free Software
Offline charts N/A
Online AIS data N/A
Online AIS input interface
AIS targets Yes
AIS-SART targets N/A
Map types BSB/KAP; GEO/NOS commercial charts; Encrypted charts, like BSB/CAP can not be used; Own charts saved as PNG, BMP can be used
Shipplotter
Estimated price Free
website http://www.coaa.co.uk/shipplotter.htm
Type of software Free Software
Offline charts N/A
Online AIS data N/A
Online AIS input interface Yes
AIS targets N/A
AIS-SART targets N/A
Map types BMP or JPG. Can read BSB (KAP)

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