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Learn all about new features and general usage of the NV Chart App, and let us know if there is something else we should cover in a video tutorial.

Tutorials04/02/2016 14:13:37NV Verlag / NV Charts


Frequently Asked Questions

iOS, Android, Mac OSX und Windows
Supported systems and devices
iOS Devices -iOS 13 required
Following devices fulfil the requirements:
Recomended: GPS (Apple devices only have a built in gps with cellular versions)
iPhone 6 und (not vector chart compatible)
iPhone 6 Plus (not vector chart compatible)
iPhone 6s (not vector chart compatible)
iPhone 6s Plus (not vector chart compatible)
iPhone 7 (not vector chart compatible)und iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8(not vector chart compatible) und iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone X
iPhone Xs und iPhone Xs Max
iPhone Xr
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 SE 2020

iPad Air 2(not vector chart compatible)
iPad (2017) (not vector chart compatible)
iPad (2018) (not vector chart compatible)
iPad Mini 2 (not vector chart compatible)
iPad Mini 3 (not vector chart compatible)
iPad Mini 4 (not vector chart compatible)
iPad Pro (1. Generation)
iPad Pro (2. Generation)
iPad Pro (3. Generation)
iPad Pro (4. Generation)
Android - Android 7 or higher
- Opengl ES 3.2
- 3 GB RAM (for vector chart we would recomend 4GB+)
Tested Android Devices Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Nexus 6
oneplus 6
Oneplus 7
Other devices that fulfil the requirements but have not been tested: Samsung S6,S7,S8,S9,Note8,Tab S4, Sony Z4
Windows Windows 7 or 10
- DirectX 11 or higher
- 4 GB RAM
- 64bit System
- WebGL2 https://webglreport.com/?v=2
OSX 10.15 (Catalina) 10.14 (Mojave) or 10.13 (High Sierra) (not vector chart compatible)
Following devices fulfil the requirements:
Vector chart compatible devices:
MacBook (Retina)
MacBook Air: Mid-2012 oder neuer
MacBook Pro: Mid-2012 oder neuer
Mac Mini: Late 2012 oder neuer
iMac: Late 2012 oder neuer
iMac Pro
Mac Pro: Late 2013 or newer, Mid-2010 to Mid-2012 if a Metal-capable GPU is available.
Sure, you can browse to the help section in the NV Charts App or download the app here:a manual as a pfd file
Manual NV Charts App
Obviously there is a great choice between different brands and devices
We think that generally users are more satisfied with high end devices
One thing your would need to find out is what operation system (OS) you prefer. This could be IOS, Android, Windows or Mac
For general planing and route preparation, especially at home, it might be interesting to install the app on your Windows or Mac desktop.
For mobile devices the is quite a bit of a price range at which they are available. When looking closer though, you will find that devices with comparable hardware usual also have the according price tag.
Here are some Ideas:

Apple iPad Air (2019)
only the LTE Version has built in GPS!
€ 690

Apple iPad Pro Gen 4 (2020)
Large display size gives a great overview when out on the water. 6 GB RAM
Only the LTE Version has built in GPS!
€ 1000 / € 1200

Galaxy Tab S5e LTE
- built in GPS

€ 490

Samsung: Samsung has devices in store with very different quality levels. Have a look at the Android version that will be delivered and if this is the latest version available. Generaly we can recommend:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro Serie
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Serie
Samsung Galaxy Tab Note Serie

We can NOT recommend the Galaxy Tab Series.
e.g.: GALAXY Tab 4 10.1 Wi-Fi

Most modern Windows devices are compatible with the NV Chart App. Have a look at the system requirements below:
- 2 GHz CPU +
- Windows 7, 10
- DirectX 11 +
- 4 GB RAM +
- 64bit System
- WebGL2 (Test Website: https://webglreport.com/?v=2)
You can use your account on up to 5 different devices.
This lets you have your charts and routes or other information shared on all your devices such as telephones, tablets and desktops.
It is important that you always use the same email to activate the app on a new device. This way you will immediately have all you data at hand.
To download your chart data on a new device, simply go to charts > My charts and select the region you like to download.
You can also install the previous version using the following Links: For iOS and Android this version is available as separate app called NV Charts Classic


Windows: https://nvcharts.com/app/upload/nvcharts-570.exe

Mac: https://nvcharts.com/app/upload/nvcharts-570.dmg

Unfortunately for the current version a 64 bit system is required for technical reasons, which is available in most cases. If you have a 32 bit system, you can use the previous version on this system.
Windows: https://nvcharts.com/app/upload/nvcharts-570.exe


Latest information about updates and new features

New NV Charts App Version 202005/18/2020 14:06:26NV Verlag / NV Charts

For the boating season 2020 we have again provided a large update for the NV Charts App.

One way to have great nautical charts both on paper and or the gps navigation on our phone or tablet is to use our popular combination pack of paper and digital nautical charts, which includes both charts in clever atlas format and digital nautical marine boating charts/maps for use in the NV Charts App, including a update service for the edition purchased. This is of course the safer option for your navigation solution. However, you can also purchase digital boating charts as a subscription directly in the NV Charts App. The subscription duration is one year and is automatically extended (unless cancelled). The advantage: your boating charts are always up to date in the NV Charts marine GPS navigation app.
If it is not yet clear where the journey is going to take you, free online charts can be displayed for all NV Charts nautical chart areas in the app, or in your browser.

The offer of the new vector charts is an absolute highlight of the sea charts for the Baltic Sea and the presentation with a sophisticated symbol library of outstanding quality. Especially nice is, that here again a lot of attention is paid to the good presentation of the charts and that also the identifiers of buoys and lighthouses are shown without extra clicks. Highlighted lighthouse sectors are also a quality feature, which clearly helps to easily understand even complex fairway situations, even in the digital nautical chart.

The latest information is essential for safe navigation on the water. With the new version of the NV Charts App 2020 you have the possibility to become part of the chart community. You can now add marinas, anchorages and navigation warnings to the digital chart and also add and share interesting places beyond navigation, such as restaurants or points of interest with pictures. Others can respond directly with comments. The continuously edited content can be downloaded directly to be available offline. In order to make all information easily accessible, we have improved the search function: You can explore the surroundings and search directly for place names as well as anchorages, harbours, ramps, waypoints, cranes, petrol stations, or tide stations. In addition, an auto-routing function has been integrated, which allows you to navigate directly to your destination using the NV Charts App as a marine GPS Plotter.

Jeppe Scheidt, app developer and sailor says about the app:

„With the NV Charts app we all have the opportunity to share our experiences on the water and together make the sailing and water sports experience even more exciting“.

Together navigation on board is even more fun! You can now share your tracks with friends or use the data outside the app and export it as GPX file. You can share your favorite harbors and anchorages from the app simply by clicking on a link and coordinate your trip planning even better with everyone.

With the AIS function in the NV Charts App you can keep an eye on AIS signals in real-time. You can connect a Wlan AIS receiver to the NV Charts and the app display AIS Class A and B signals and navigation aids (ATON), as well as MOB AIS SART transponder distress transmitters, directly in the digital chart in real-time and the traffic situation can be assessed better. To activate the AIS function in the app, only the access data for the AIS router must be entered under Settings (IP and Port). The NV Charts App works with many AIS receivers and was tested with the following devices:
Tested AIS devices for NV Charts App:
Actisense’s W2K-1 https://www.actisense.com/product/w2k-1/
Weatherdock Wifi compatible devices https://www.easyais.com/en/products/ais-receivers/
Digital Yacht devices https://digitalyacht.net/2020/06/02/nv-charts-digital-yacht-ais/
But this is a standard format and really any AIS receiver sending NMEA 0183 over Wifi TCP-IP (which most do, and this can usually be easily configured) should be compatible.

✔ Search function
✔ Autorouting
✔ Community Layer / Points of Interest(POI)
✔ Improved logbook and track recording
✔ Free online nautical charts in App preview for planning
✔ The updated charts for 2020 already show the planned new traffic separation areas in the Baltic Sea
✔ Online NV Charts Web App for trip planning with free sea charts and port information https://app.nvcharts.com
✔ Navigation warnings directly in the NV Charts App

✔ In App Purchases of digital sea charts
✔ Vector charts for the Baltic Sea
✔ Real-time currents in the North Sea and Baltic Sea
✔ Tide prediction and online weather
✔ Continuous updates
✔ NMEA wind and echo sounder support
✔ AIS connection incl. AIS SART MOB support
✔ Synchronization with other devices + file export

## System requirements of this version
## IOS Version 13
## Android version 7.0+
## Windows 10, 8
## Mac OSX 10.13 10.14 10.15 (current version)
(for all who have older devices the previous version is still available as NV Charts Classic)

AIS in the NV Charts App05/17/2020 09:52:37NV Verlag / NV Charts

Connect your NV Charts App with a Wlan (Wifi) capable AIS device on board and receive all AIS targets on your mobile device. The NV Charts App displays class A and B vessels, navigation aids (ATON) as well as MOB AIS SART transponder distress transmitters directly in the digital chart in real time. With the display of other AIS positions of ships in the vicinity in real time, the traffic situation can be better assessed. At the same time, the displayed ship name and callsign can also help to establish contact via VHF. When emergency transmitters are displayed, a route to the receiving position is automatically created and the current route is terminated. In a dashboard on the right-hand side of the screen, ships in the vicinity can be observed and the point of closest approach (CPA) is clearly displayed.
To activate the AIS function in the app, only the access data for the AIS router must be saved under Settings > GPS/AIS (IP address and port).
The NV Charts App works with many AIS receivers and was tested with the following devices:
Actisense’s W2K-1 https://www.actisense.com/product/w2k-1/
Weatherdock Wifi compatible devices https://www.easyais.com/en/products/ais-receivers/
But this is a standard format and really any AIS receiver sending NMEA 0183 over Wifi TCP-IP (which most do, and this can usually be easily configured) should be compatible.