DKW Northwest Germany
The DKW Northwest Germany is developed for sailors, motorboaters and commercial shipping. The chart gives a clear view of all Northwestern German water ways and is ideal in combination with the paid versions of WinGPS. Using the route network you can easily and quickly plan routes on the inland waterways of Northwest Germany.


Covering area

In this chart set all large Northwestern German waterways are covered. The covering area is from the Dollard up until the Baltic coast at Lubeck and Duisburg, including a.o.

  • The Rhine between Leverkusen to Lobith (km. 700 - 785)
  • The sailable channels and rivers in the Ruhr area
  • The 'Veen' channels between Emden and Oldenburg
  • The Weser up until the connection at the Hünte (km 33)
  • The Elbe between Bleckede and Hamburg (km. 550 – 610) with the Elbe-Lübeckkanal, the Elbe-Seitenkanal and the Schifffahrtweg Elbe-Weser
  • The Aller
  • The Küstenkanal
  • The Ems-Jade-Kanal
  • The Ems and the Dortmund-Emskanal
  • The Mittellandkanal and the Stichkanalen


Depth image

This chart set has a unique and clear depth image. The chart is published annualy by Stentec, based on OpenStreetMap, IENC charts and user remarks. The chart has a high level of detail with 2 meter per pixel, making it possible to zoom in up until the jetties at your home port.

This hybrid chartset consist of, a.o.

  • 1 Overview chart (scale 1:72.000, 20m/pixel).
  • 43 Detailed charts for orientation and route planning (scale 1:7.200, 2m/pixel).
  • 61 Highly detailed charts for a.o. lock passages and busy water ways (scale 1:1.800, 0,5 m/pixel).

Chart image

Stentecs inland water charts are so-called hybrid charts. The bottom surface is a raster format. This is where a.o. the quays, depths and buildings are shown. All other navigational information is projected on top of this through waypoints. These waypoints remain the same size when zooming in or out. The chart can be fully personalized by adding or removing certain waypoint groups and showing you only the information you select.

In total, the DKW Northwest Germany has 10.883 waypoints, with a.o. buoys, harbours, moorings, diesel tank stations, watersport campsites and VHF channels.

Specifically for commercial shipping waterway signs and VIN moorings are added.


System requirements

Windows laptop or PC:
  • Official WinGPS 5 version
  • 2 GB free disc space
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10 with DirectX 9 video card (or higher)
Android tablet or smartphone:
  • Official WinGPS Marine version
  • 2 GB free disc space
  • Android operating system, minimum of 2 GB RAM

This chart set can be used in the free WinGPS 5 Lite for Windows and can also be installed in the WinGPS Marine apps for Android. For route planning with rotating chart and AIS you will need WinGPS 5 Pro or the paid version of WinGPS Marine. Click here for more information about the WinGPS series.


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