Navionics Help


Access Navionics Charts and Features on Simrad GO-series, evo3 & evo2 Plotters

Plotter Software
IMPORTANT: Plotter manufacturer’s latest software updates required.
Check your plotter’s software under Settings > System > About.
See Current chart plotter/sounder software update versions

Chart Layers
Set Chart Source to Navionics (Menu > Chart Options)
SonarChart™ OFF = Nautical Chart – official charting detail
SonarChart ON = SonarChart – high-definition bottom contour detail
Go to Menu > Chart Options > View > SonarChart [Fish N Chip]

Navionics Recommended Chart Settings
Menu > Chart Options > Settings gives you access to:
Colored Seabed Areas (On)
Annotation (Full)
Chart Details (All)
Contour Depth (All)

Optional Chart Settings/Features
Menu > Chart Options > View:
Shading (On/Off) – Gives maps a textured view
Dynamic Icons (On) - Tides/Currents
Easy View (On/Off) - Text and icon magnifying feature
Menu > Chart Options:
[Navionics] Community Edits (On/Off)

Navionics Features available with Platinum Products
Satellite Overlay with SonarChart Shading, Relief Shading or Sonar Imagery
Menu > Chart Options > View:  Photo Overlay (Full)
Transparency: Min = Full Overlay (harder to see chart details) or Max = Less Overlay (harder to see overlay details)

Panoramic Photos
Target a camera icon using your cursor and select the pop-up to display detailed information.
3D View
Menu > Chart Options > 3D

Allows for a three-dimensional view of water contours with the ability to pan and rotate the chart information at different angles.

Navionics Advanced Features
Advanced Features are included with an active subscription for updates on your chart plotter card.
Not all features are available for all models. See our Compatibility Guide for the most current information.

Menu > Chart Options > View:
SonarChart Density – density of contours displayed on SonarChart layer
Fishing Range – select a range of depths to fill with a different color
Shallow Water Highlight – highlights shallow water between 0 and up to 10m/30ft

SonarChart Live
Menu > Overlay > SonarChart Live
Transparency – Min = Full Overlay (harder to see chart details) or Max = Less Overlay (harder to see overlay details)
Minimum Depth – Considered safety depth when creating SonarChart Live
SonarChart Live Tide Correction – Found from Home screen Settings > System > Chart > SonarChart Live Tide Correction (On) – Allows contours to be adjusted according to nearest tide station for tidal waters

Dock-to-dock Autorouting
Before using, from your Home screen go to Settings > System > Chart to enter your Boat Settings.
1. Activate the cursor on the chart panel
2. Select Menu > New > New Route
3. Position the first waypoint on the chart panel
4. Position the second waypoint on the chart panel
5. Select Dock-to-dock Autorouting
6. Select Entire Route or Selection
7. Select Accept to start route creation
8. Once the preview opens, you can adjust your route points if necessary
9. Select Keep
10. Select Save
Note: Dock-to-dock Autorouting will not create a route when the start or end point is in an unsafe area (such as on land).

Plotter Sync
Plotter Sync allows you to transfer routes & markers and update charts on your plotter card from the Boating app on a mobile device.
Settings, Connections & Activation
Transferring Routes & Markers
Updating Charts on your Plotter Card
Troubleshooting & Other Information


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