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, "Doug Adomatis" <gps_maps@t...>
> --- martinis_on_the_beace wrote:
> > How can I take a NOAA ECN map and import it into ...
I just found this in my email archive:
TO: All registered FUGAWI users
FUGAWI Marine ENC is new, affordable GPS navigation software for the
boater or sailor. Based on the famous FUGAWI 3, FUGAWI Marine ENC
supports the new generation of advanced nautical charts. If you
currently use your FUGAWI software as an aid to marine navigation,
and especially if you boat in U.S. waters, please read on.
NEW GENERATION NAUTICAL CHARTS - FREE FOR U.S. WATERS
S-57 format Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) are vector marine
charts, produced using the specification of the International
Hydrographic Office (IHO). ENCs are the route to paperless navigation
as they are fully digital charts, not a scanned reproduction of a
In the USA, The Office of Coast Survey (OCS) has been involved in the
development of a NOAA ENC suite. These NOAA ENCs (coastal water
charts) as well as the Army Corps of Engineers IENCs (inland water
charts) are free-of-charge.
FUGAWI Marine ENC supports these free ENC charts as well as
international S-57 format charts. The current coverage of U.S. water
ENCs can be found at http://www.fugawi.com/docs/navframe.html
expanded coverage and chart updates available free-of-charge as they
ABOUT FUGAWI MARINE ENC
FUGAWI Marine ENC software, released at the 2003 Miami International
Boat Show, runs on a PC or laptop and, when connected to a GPS,
allows boaters to navigate in real-time using a choice of map formats
including the new, free-of-charge NOAA ENC vector charts and the
inland waterway IENC charts.
Containing all the features that made the original FUGAWI famous,
including: moving map navigation using industry standard charts such
as MAPTECH(TM), SoftChart, and NDI Digital Ocean®; easy "point-and-
click" route creation; and GPS upload and download of waypoints,
routes, and tracks, FUGAWI Marine ENC also supports the new
generation of ENC nautical charts.
FUGAWI Marine ENC is also the only marine package to come standard
with software for Windows as well as Pocket PC and Palm OS PDA
devices. Full PC-based navigation is available or, FUGAWI Marine ENC
will transfer rasterized charts to a GPS enabled PDA for hand-held
Further, the boater or sailor can toggle the display of soundings,
lights, or text on ENC charts as desired to de-clutter the screen.
FUGAWI Marine ENC will display safe navigation areas in a different
color from shallow areas - based on the users setting for vessel
draft. Also, the user can change the soundings units from meters to
FUGAWI Marine ENC also comes with the new feature 'DisplayUP'.
DisplayUP provides the user to choose from Map-Up, Route-up, Course-
Up or North-Up map orientations.
All FUGAWI Marine ENC products are supplied with currently available
coastal NOAA ENC Charts and Inland IENC charts on CD-ROM. Users can
download expanded coverage and updates at no charge.
PRICING AND OPTIONS:
FUGAWI Marine ENC comes as a complete package for US$ 198.00. For
those who want only to view the ENC charts, FUGAWI View ENC is
available for US$ 19.00. The viewer does not contain the GPS
navigation, multiple map formats, or other advanced features of
FUGAWI Marine ENC.
FUGAWI Marine ENC is available now from leading marine retailers or
directly from www.fugawi.com or by calling 416-920 0447.
Users should note that in the United States, ENC data is currently
being issued provisionally, based on the best information at the
time, and could contain errors or omissions. Thus the ENC data should
only be considered as an aid to navigation and does not replace a
primary navigation system.
HOW TO ORDER (All prices in USD)
Al products can be ordered from
or from a authorized FUGAWI
Dealer (see http://www.fugawi.com/docs/purchdealers1.html
listing of dealers)
FUGAWI Marine ENC $198.00
Contains all the functions of FUGAWI 3 plus the ability to view and
query ENC charts as well as navigate using ENCs in real-time with a
GPS. Includes all currently available ENCs of US coastal and inland
FUGAWI View ENC $19.00
Provides viewing and query functions for ENC charts only. Includes
all currently available ENCs of US coastal and inland waters.
FUGAWI license owners can upgrade to FUGAWI Marine ENC from
Upgrade prices start at just
$99.00 (that's a 50% savings!)
FUGAWI 3 to FUGAWI Marine ENC - No Media - Web Upgrade Only $99.00
With this option, you download the latest version of FUGAWI as well
as the latest available US Water ENC charts. No product will be
shipped to you.
FUGAWI 3 to FUGAWI Marine ENC - With Media and Manual $109.00
With this option, a new software package will be shipped to you
containing the software on CD and a CD-ROM containing all currently
available US Water ENCs
FUGAWI 1 or 2 to FUGAWI Marine ENC - With Media and Manual $129.00
For pre-version 2 FUGAWI users, the upgrade will ship in a new box
with media, manual and CD's
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Details on FUGAWI Marine ENC can be found at:
To order FUGAWI Marine ENC, go to
or check our listing of
FUGAWI dealers at http://www.fugawi.com/docs/purchdealers1.html
Details on the NOAA ENC program (free coastal water charts) can be
found at http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/mcd/enc/index.htm
Details on the Army Corps of Engineers IENC program (free inland
water charts) can be found at
For any other questions, please email sales@...
ABOUT NORTHPORT SYSTEMS INC.
Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems Inc., was
founded to produce affordable GPS software.
With its products in use in over 80 countries, FUGAWI enjoys a
worldwide reputation as a leader in GPS mapping software and
innovative GPS applications.
A division of the company develops specialized products such as MilX,
developed in conjunction with Lockheed Martin, which is used by NATO
forces for close air support; and a software interface for providing
geographical camera control for airborne surveillance operations.
Phone +1-416-920 0447