WinGPS Nieuws en updates




Coming soon: With the upcoming update for WinGPS Marine for the iPhone and iPad, the sailed track can be shown on the chart. In this new version you can also activate the distance circles around your GPS position.

In future updates it will also be possible to load the route network and bridges and locks.

    
 

Good news for inland skippers! We are currently working on the next WinGPS Inland update. In this version it is possible to program your AIS transponder from within WinGPS Inland.

This way you can easily enter your destination and cargo.

 




The popular Bluetooth GPS receivers GNS 2000 are back in stock. This wireless receiver is perfect for determining your GPS position in WinGPS on your iPad or Android tablet, even in a steel boat.

The device is easy to carry due to its small and flat design.

 

You now have the possibility to download the weather forecast in WinGPS 5 for up to 16 days via the NOAA GFS Server. This forecast is available for the entire world.

With this upgrade, it is possible to prepare your journey even more safely.

 

 

New: WinGPS for iPhone and iPad

The moment has arrived: our first app for the iPad and iPhone can now be downloaded for free!

In the WinGPS Marine app you can immediately download your charts and start using the app for navigation on board.


Ideal for navigation on your sloop, sailing yacht, motor ship or canoe.

✔ Load the chart of your sailing area and view the current depths, buoyage and other water sport information.

✔ Always know where you are, how fast you are sailing and what your course is with the help of GPS (internal or bluetooth).

✔ Place a navigation waypoint and sail there using the course line, the Course to Steer and the Distance to Go.

 


Click here to see if WinGPS Marine is
available for your iPad, iPhone or iPod.



New Basis for iOS
WinGPS Marine for iOS is our first app for the iPad and iPhone. The app originated from the beta version that has been enthusiastically tested by hundreds of WinGPS users in the recent months. We want to thank everyone who sent us feedback, so we now have a nice basis for this navigation app.

The iOS app is already ideal for use with our open water charts, such as the popular DKW 1800 series. After adding the waterway network, the app will also be suitable for use on inland waterways, such as with the DKW Vaarkaart Nederland.

Note: only charts from 2018 and newer can be used in this app. Do you have older charts? Then you can renew them in our online shop.Click here to renew your charts >


Let us know what you think
In the coming period, the app will of course be further upgraded, optimized and new (possibly paid) functions will be added, for example AIS, route planning and GRIB files. We would like to continue to receive your feedback about the current version and any wishes for future versions via the feedback form.



Bluetooth GPS-receivers
Do you have an iPad without an internal GPS receiver? Then you can use a Bluetooth GPS receiver to determine your position, speed and course in WinGPS Marine. Click here to order the GPS receiver in our webshop.

 

Update for WinGPS 5 Pro and Voyager 2019

This week we have released an update for WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager 2019. Below you can find a description of the updates, which include the addition of AIS buddies and improvements to the KNMI weather stations.

 


 

KNMI weather stations
The KNMI weather stations are functional again and have been expanded with weather stations on Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire.

Note: If you switch on the KNMI weather stations and have an internet connection, you will see the current wind information on all KNMI weather stations on the map. These are updated every 10 minutes. Ideal to see if the weather forecast is correct and what kind of weather is coming your way.

 

 


 

AIS buddies
With the new AIS buddies feature you can set individual AIS targets as your 'buddy'. Doing so will draw a coloured circle around the AIS ship and this ship will appear in the list of your buddies. You can set the color of the circle around your buddy to your liking. The AIS buddies are shown in bold in the AIS target list, so that you can quickly recognize them.

It is also possible to show only the AIS buddies at 'View> Properties'. All other AIS targets are then hidden. This can be useful if you are sailing in a group and only want to see those ships. For safety, it may be useful to add a 2nd chart window and only show the ships from your buddy list here, so that you can see all AIS targets on your main chart window.

 

 


 

AIS information is saved
The name, dimensions, MMSI, IMO number, Callsign, ENI, ERI, VendorID and vessel type of AIS targets are now stored in WinGPS 5.

When your AIS has been switched off or has (temporarily) not received data, you will now immediately have all the information on your screen again. This would normally take a few minutes.

 

Other changes
In addition to the above improvements, updates have been made to the route network and bugs have been fixed, making WinGPS 5 even more stable and smoother.

Downloading updates
Are you already in possession of WinGPS 5 Pro 2019 or WinGPS 5 Voyager 2019? Then you can easily download this update via the News Center in your WinGPS 5. If the update is not shown in the news center, you can check under 'Help > About' whether you may have an older version installed. You can always download the 2019 edition again from your account at www.stentec.com.

Do you have an older version of WinGPS 5 Pro or Voyager, or would you like to upgrade from the WinGPS 5 Navigator? Then you can purchase an advantageous upgrade and use all these great new features.

 

DKW Delius Klasing 2019 Edition

The new editions of the DKW Delius Klasing charts are now available in our online shop. These clear charts cover the areas: Baltic Sea, Bodensee, Balearic Islands and Croatia.

DKW Delius Klasing 2019
Since 2014 Stentec Software has been publishing the famous Delius Klasing series digitally. These are based on the paper charts and have Delius Klasing colors. Below you will find some examples and an overview of all available Delius Klasing charts.

A total of 34 new (detailed) charts have been added to the chart sets. This mainly concerns charts around Sweden. 13 'sketch' plans have also been replaced by calibrated charts to scale, so you have more accurate maps in these areas and you can navigate more safely. The other charts have been updated with the latest data. In other words, with these new Delius Klasing cards you are completely up-to-date for the coming season!




Click on the image for more information.

WinGPS 5 or WinGPS Marine
All DKW card sets can be used in WinGPS 5 (for Windows) and in WinGPS Marine (for Android and iOS). If you have both software packages, you can use the card in both programs, this requires no additional licenses.

Our store in Heeg
Interested in Delius Klasing or other charts? Come and visit our store in Heeg for a free demonstration. In addition to our digital maps, we can also provide you with extensive information about our navigation software, GPS and AIS.

 

Update DKW 1811 and 1812 - 2019

The 2019 editions of the 1811 Wadden Sea West and 1812 Wadden Sea East were newly published in April by the Hydrographic Service and, of course, were also included directly in the updates of our DKW 1800 series 2019.

The update renews the bottom layer of the charts, among onther things. This mainly concerns changes in depth lines. A large part of the Wadden Sea was measured again in 2018 and early 2019. Some improvements have also been applied to the charts:


•  The buoyage direction is indicated more clearly. Color symbols next to the arrow indicate on which side of the navigation channel the red and green bouyage lie. See image.

•  The depth lines are blue instead of black, giving the map a fresher look.

•  All BaZ messages (NtM) are processed in the new charts, including the P&T messages.

•  The sailing route over the Waardgronds no longer has bouyage but has been opened for a limited period of the year. This will be announced via further BaZ reporting. The route is now shown as a dotted line on the map.



Are you already in possession of the 2019 edition of these cards?

Then you can download the updates for free in WinGPS.

DKW 1811 Wadden Sea West

DKW 1812 Wadden Sea East


Always up-to-date

These chart sets provide you with the free weekly update service of the BaZ-messages (NtM). You have the option to use the charts on the laptop and simultaneously on an Android device. This way you can always have an up-to-date map in your pocket for these busy and changing waters. As soon as a new paper chart is issued by the Hydrographic Service, license holders of the DKW 1800 series can download the chart digitally. If desired, the charts can also be printed for your own use.

The current depth marks of Rijkswaterstaat are supplied with these charts. The depths are shown in both NAP and LAT. These depth marks are updated monthly. Perfect for those who want to plan a tidal crossing.