DKW Southwest Germany
The DKW Southwest Germany is developed for sailors, motorboaters and commercial shipping. The chart gives a clear view of all Southwestern 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 Southwest Germany.

Covering area

In this chart set all large Southwestern German waterways are covered. The covering area is from Bonn up until the French and Belgian border and Bamberg, including a.o.

  • The Rhine between Karlsruhe and Köln (km. 354 -697)
  • The Mosel from Koblenz to Schengen (km 0 - 242)
  • The Saar from Konz past the French border at Saarbrücken (km 0 - 104)
  • The Sure up until Echternach (Luxembourg)
  • The Lahn from Steeden up until Lahnstein am Rhein (km 70 – 137)
  • 384 km Main from Mainz am Rhein up until the Main-Donau-Kanal at Bamberg
  • The sailable Neckar from Mannheim up until Wernau (km 0 - 203)

Depth image

This chart set has a unique and clear depth image. The chart is published annually 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 consists of, a.o.

  • 1 Overview chart (scale 1:72.000, 20m/pixel).
  • 25 Detailed charts for orientation and route planning (scale 1:7.200, 2m/pixel).
  • 93 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 Southwest Germany has 7.187 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
  • 1,3 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
  • 1,3 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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