WinGPS Specifications
Below you will find the specifications for all different WinGPS versions, for WinGPS 5 and WinGPS Marine.

WinGPS 5 (Windows) WinGPS Marine (Android)
LiteNavigatorProVoyagerLiteMarinePlus
Basic functions
GPS-position, velocity, course, distance traveled
Anchorwatch, Distance measuring, Nightview, Log
Waypoints: create, rename and edit
Waypoints: sort in groups
Sailed tracks: save and view
Sailed tracks: play simulation
Shipping notifications with current obstructions
Time bar - look ahead
Routes
Route network with info for waterways, bridges and locks
Set out a route
Set out a route including bridges, locks, waterways and the ships measurements
Routeplanner including sailing times and bridge serving times
Routeplanner including stream and tides
Routeplanner including Kustfijn model
Routeplanner including wind, waves and polar diagram
Routeplanner for multiple days
'Navigate to..' button: set out a route with one click
Extended information for bridges and locks, including photo
Charts
Download updates easily via news center
Print chart view
Offline charts: DKW2, BSB, NOAA * * *
Offline charts: NV-Digital
Online chart layer ESRI
Online chart layer NOAA
Weather/Waves
Current data of the KNMI weatherstations in NL
GRIB files NOAA world wide - 0.25 degrees
GRIB files Harmoni model - NL - high detail
Wave prediction NOAA - world wide
Tides/Water levels
Current NAP water levels - NL
Stream & tides - Nltides and BSH **
Kustfijn model - NL ***
Instruments
GPS receiver
AIS
Wind meter, depth meter, log, compass, repeater
Autopilot
Import and export files
Sailing
Polar diagram - 4000 included
Interactive route planning with polar, wind, stream and tides

* DKW charts upwards of 2014.

** NLtides is free for 1 calender year, € 19,90 every next year.

*** purchased for €25,-

WinGPS Marine Lite

When WinGPS Marine is installed for the first time, this will be WinGPS Marine Lite with limited functions. Ideal as a chart viewer with GPS support.


Connect your onboard GPS

Use a Bluetooth or WIFI connection to connect your tablet or smartphone to the GPS receiver of your ship. This makes tracking your location easier, more accurate, and uses less of your battery. If you don't have a wireless GPS on board you can also use the internal GPS of your tablet or smartphone.


Waypoint navigation

With CTS (course to steer) and DTG (distance to go) you can use this app to navigate to a waypoint. You can create, delete and edit your own waypoints, or use the waypoints that are on the chart database.


Digital charts

All DKW water charts from edtion 2014 and newer can be used within WinGPS Marine. These charts can be installed on multiple systems with just 1 license, using your stentec account. For example on a laptop, tablet and smartphone. A check for updates of your charts will happen automatically as soon as the app is started, providing you have a working internet connection.

WinGPS Marine uses ESRI charts when you don't have any DKW water charts installed on your system. This is a free of charge chart overlay which can only be used when a working internet connection is available. ESRI charts are not suited for navigation, but can be used for global positioning and initial route plotting.

It is also possible to use the free, digital NOAA charts in WinGPS Marine Lite. These charts are provided by the US government for free on the NOAA website.

WinGPS Marine Plus

With the WinGPS Marine Plus upgrade you will receive the best the app has to offer. With this advanced navigational app upgrade you can connect several onboard instrument via a wireless connection. This data can be used while plotting the most optimal routes. The stream and tidal information (GRIB) can be shown in the data plotter and projected onto your charts. The functions described below are in addition to the functions of WinGPS Marine Lite & WinGPS Marine.


Tidal data

In addition to meteo data you can also download tidal data to use for planning and adjusting your route in this app. You can see the currents, and the depth difference.


'Kustfijn' model

The 'kustfijn' model gives you the most accurate information regarding stream, tidal heights and depths for the Northsea and the Waddensea. This detailed information is based on data from the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat.


Connect your onboard instruments

Using a wireless connection you can connect your board system and read out your wind meter, compass, log and echosounder. Review all entered and incoming data in the data plotter and instrument monitor to optimize your route for a safe voyage.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2018 Release History
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Version 5.18.0.2 (19-02-2018)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Pro 2018 edition.
The option to create and use alarm zones have been added.
Routes can now be grouped using a group name. This makes the route manager clearer.
A filter to only show the obstacles found for a the shortest route with obstacles planner mode has been added to the route overview.
The color and thickness of the course line and the predicted track can now be changed and set.
Toolbar buttons to show/hide alarm zones, ais-targets, routes and tracks have been added. They can be added to the toolbar using the Edit main toolbar function.
An option to show the plumb line from the current position to an open leg has been added.
The XTE bar for network routes can now be hidden.
The communication doesn't have to be stopped when entering the instrument manager. If something has changed after returning from the instrument manager WinGPS will ask to restart the communication.
The contours of AIS-targets stay visible longer.
Because the color settings would become too long with the new settings for alarm zones and routes, the common (color) settings for routes have been added to a new options sheet.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2017 Release History
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Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
Version 5.17.3.0 (18-12-2017)
Tide data for 2018 has been added. A number of new tide stations have been included.
Support for default transparent color of the 2018 editions of our chartsets.
Detecting if the last route point in a route was reached was always done, using the algorithms for an open route even when following a route on the route network. This has been fixed.
The routine that finds the closest netwerk section when a route over the route network is started now also takes into account if the section can be used with the chosen ship settings.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.2.0 (17-05-2017)
Labels of routes and shipping notifications are also included in smart labeling.
When there are more than 1 shipping notifications in the same spot, clicking on them will now show the information of all of them.
The chart manager and chart status bar now better support the last time a chart was updated.
Due to a bug, changes to the default settings for routes were not always saved correctly. This has been fixed.
The format for the weather information of the official dutch KNMI weather stations had changed. This version supports the new format.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.1.0 (06-03-2017)
If a lot of GRIB files older than a week are loaded (which can use a lot of memory and slow down the system), WinGPS will suggest to remove them.
The help window would move to background, when it was opened from the menu and directly afterwards a hint of a toolbar button was shown. This has been fixed.
The front lock at Eefde could not be passed using the route planner. This has been fixed.
Drawing of bridges and locks did not work correctly under certain conditions. This has been fixed.
A couple of smaller fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.0.2 (07-02-2017)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Pro 2017 edition.
Labels of chart waypoints and the labels of bridges & locks are now positioned automatically (smart labels). This results is a better chart view.
A new planner mode has been added, that will find the shortest route possible while ignoring and highlighting possible obstacles. This makes it easier to find and plan around these obstacles.
Waterway network information like the waterway name, VHF channels and the next bridge or lock can now also be shown without following a route.
The toolbars can now be locked. After which they cannot be moved (by accident).
The positions and dimensions of all windows and toolbars can now be reset.
Scale factor of waypoints is now also available for waypoints in the user database.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded (the Danube specifically).
Locks are now drawn with two doors instead of 1 on scale.
Information about the operating times of bridges and locks on holidays has been added.
The chart manager now shows when a chart was released when it has never been updated.
The network port would not mention a broken TCP connection to a server. The network port will now try to reconnect five times, before giving up and mention this to user.
The route overview would load images of all bridges & locks along a route. This could result in high memory use (and crashes) for longer routes. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2016 Release History
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Changed   
Fixed   
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Info   
Version 5.16.3.2 (28-11-2016)
Support for default transparent color of the 2017 editions of our chartsets.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.3.1 (09-11-2016)
Tide data for 2017 has been added. The data for the stations Terschelling Noordzee and Eemhaven is not yet available and will be added later. The stations Scheurhaven, Meetpost Noordwijk, Hartel-Kuwait, Dintelhaven and Beerkanaal do no longer exist and will not be updated.
Some specific AIS-messages were not handled correctly and could crash WinGPS. This has been fixed.
Downloading new shipping notifications could crash WinGPS. This has been fixed.
A couple of other small fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.3.0 (19-07-2016)
A new filter has been added to the route overview that shows the route points of a route only.
The no longer working Mapquest osm chart layer has been replaced by the World Topographic Map by ESRI.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.2.0 (13-06-2016)
The route overview windows has been overhauled with better support (including printing and exporting the overview) for routes along the route network.
If you canceled downloading GRIB data that contains multiple files WinGPS could crash. This has been fixed.
A problem with the TCP server mode of a network port, where the server could stop if a client closed the connection has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.1.0 (12-05-2016)
It is now possible to update DKW Manager from the news center in WinGPS.
WinGPS will now also show distances on the route network if they are not given in the route network.
The news center did not show updates for charts when the hardware key of the computer had changed. This has been fixed.
Chart waypoint databases were not read again after an update. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.0.3 (17-03-2016)
Distance marks can now be shown along the route network.
WinGPS could crash while a network route was active and the shortest route to the network from the current position would be along the end of a network section. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.0.2 (19-02-2016)
When the route network is missing WinGPS will now ask to download it even when the news center is not enabled.
The navigate to function always uses the route network and navigates to a point on the route network closest to the chosen point. Also there is now always no more than 1 navigate to route, a previous navigate to route will be deleted.
WinGPS could crash when the 'Update charts' function was activated. This has been fixed.
After downloading the route network some options where not properly updated and planned routes were not updated with the new route network. This has been fixed.
Version 5.16.0.1 (10-02-2016)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Pro 2016 edition.
A 'navigate to' function has been added, that creates and starts a route from the current position to a given point.
NOAA tile layer of charts of the United States has been added.
Support for dutch water levels has been added to the shipping notifications.
Support for weather information of official dutch KNMI weather stations has been added..
The KNMI HARMONIE weather model has been added to the GRIB sources.
The route network, pictures of the bridges and locks and the help files can now be directly updated from WinGPS. They are no longer a part of the setup.
Tide data for 2016 has been added.
German language texts have been updated.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2015 Release History
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Changed   
Fixed   
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Info   
Version 5.16.2.0 (13-06-2016)
The route overview windows has been overhauled with better support (including printing and exporting the overview) for routes along the route network.
If you canceled downloading GRIB data that contains multiple files WinGPS could crash. This has been fixed.
A problem with the TCP server mode of a network port, where the server could stop if a client closed the connection has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.15.2.0 (17-06-2015)
An option has been added to keep calculating a route whenever the UKC goes below zero. This makes it possible to use grounding in routes.
Transparency for charts has been expanded. It is now possible to select and enable a transparent chart color for every chart module.
Depth labels and depth graphs can now independently from each other be turned on and off.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
Support for internal gps sensors has been improved.
Uploading routes to a gps crashed WinGPS. This has been fixed.
Chart scrolling while the waterway network is not visible is now much faster.
Downloading shipping notifications did not always work. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.15.1.0 (22-04-2015)
Support for the RWS Kustfijn depth model has been added.
Depth tolerance parameter added.
It is now possible to select a transparent chart color.
It is now possible to use the bisector as a method for automatic switching of route points.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.15.0.0 (05-02-2015)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Pro 2015 edition.
OpenStreetMap tile layer courtesy of MapQuest added.
Shipping notifications have been added.
A search function for finding waypoints and items in the waterway network has been added to the toolbar.
Compression of track information can now be turned off.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
Tide data for 2015 has been added.
New Dutch help file has been added.
Waypoints are now drawn on top of tracks.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2014 Release History
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Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
Version 5.14.1.1 (18-08-2014)
Fixed a problem that made it impossible to import and select waypoints in waypoint groups.
Version 5.14.1.0 (19-06-2014)
The instrument settings can now be backupped to file, so it can be reloaded later.
Bridges and locks by default now only show their dimensions in the label. An option was added to add the name of the structure to the label too.
Connecting an AIS receiver to a COM port in the instrument manager now automatically changes the baudrate of the port to 38400.
Support for a larger number of waypoint types was improved.
The visibility settings for chart waypoint groups was lost, when you selected another the chartset again. This has been changed. The visibility setting for a waypoint database now does not alter the group settings anymore.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
The area downloaded for some grib sources was sometimes incorrect. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.14.0.0 (07-02-2014)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Pro 2014 edition.
Experimental support for internal gps sensors in Windows 8 tablets has been added.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
Tide data for 2014 has been added.
Icons for the bridges and locks in the waterway network have been changed.
Toolbar icons to show waypoints, waypoints names and the waterway network are now visible by default.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2013 Release History
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Version 5.13.1.1 (20-06-2013)
Tracks now support a width, so that the width can be shown to scale.
Support to update chart waypoint databases and the waterway network has been added.
Hint windows for waypoint (when labels are off) and waterway network data have been added.
Information windows for waypoint and the waterway network have been added.
Sailing times have been added.
A number of smaller fixes and changes.
Version 5.13.0.3 (01-05-2013)
Support for more waypoint types.
GRIB2-files of the BSH with currents, have empty rows and columns which do not work well in WinGPS. This has been fixed.
A couple of minor changes and improvements.
Version 5.13.0.2 (11-02-2013)
Tide stations were not directly visible on fresh install. This has been fixed.
Importing waypoints could crash WinGPS. This has been fixed.
Version 5.13.0.1 (07-02-2013)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Pro 2013 edition.
TCP and UDP network ports can now be used to receive and send NMEA messages.
Colors and thickness of route lines, waterway network lines and tracks can now be changed.
The waterway network has been expanded with VHF channels and distance marks.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
Tide data for 2013 has been added.
Support for AIS SART has been improved.
Support for chart waypoint databases has been improved.
Using GRIB data in a route planning could crash WinGPS, this has been fixed.
The news center could (mostly) crash under Windows 8. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2012 Release History
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Version 5.12.3.0 (01-08-2012)
Support for rotated waypoints has been added.
Support for AIS SART has been improved.
Support for chart waypoint databases has been improved.
A number of smaller fixes and changes.
Version 5.12.2.2 (28-06-2012)
Visibility of waypoint groups in chart waypoint databases was not properly saved. This has been fixed.
Version 5.12.2.1 (26-06-2012)
Support for chart waypoint databases added.
The news center would not show program news on some computers. This has been fixed.
Updating GRIB files did not work on some computers. This has been fixed.
Version 5.12.2.0 (15-06-2012)
A news center has been added that can be used to check for updates for your charts and WinGPS itself. It also shows news from Stentec.
It is now possible to copy (and reverse) a route in the route manager.
The repeater and autopilot instrument now support the ZTG NMEA sentence.
The chart viewer now shows less GRIB-data while zoomed out to reduce cluttering.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
The layout of the route-info screen has been updated.
The import of WinGPS 5 databases did not work as expected. This has been fixed.
The same BSB-charts in different chartsets, would not be shown. This has been fixed.
Some older DKW charts were not shown. This has been fixed.
When all charts were uninstalled and WinGPS was started it would crash. This has been fixed.
Using the controls to edit the start time of a route it was possible to create an invalid date which crashed WinGPS. This has been fixed.
The TTG and TTGt were the same in the route overview. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.12.1.0 (20-01-2012)
Routes with 0 route points would crash the route manager. This has been fixed.
AIS Class B targets were not shown in the viewer independent of the 'Hide class B targets' setting. This has been fixed.
Version 5.12.0.1 (16-01-2012)
WinGPS 5 Pro 2012 edition.
The route network in WinGPS 5 has been updated and expanded. It now also contains a lot of Belgian, German and a some French waterways.
The route network now also contains speed limits for most of the Dutch and Belgian waterways. The routeplanner can use these for planning.
The route info window now also contains the CTS and an XTE-bar for routes along the route network.
Print option now also supports printing visible routes.
Tide data for 2012 has been added.
A number of options for drawing AIS-objects have been added to help sort the increased amount of AIS-data.
The icon for AIS-SART messages has been added.
Relative bearing for AIS objects has been added in the target list.
Drift angle now also visible in extrapolated boat cursor.
The length of the routes has been added to the route manager.
The NMEA-monitor consumed CPU-time even if it wasn't visible and on less powerful computers this could make WinGPS crash. This has been fixed.
All routes along the route network are now planned when you start WinGPS, not only the active and edited route.
Calculation of currents has been speeded up.
A lot of smaller fixes and changes.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2011 Release History
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Version 5.0.1.0 (11-08-2011)
It is now possible to let route planning take into account head wind and tail wind with regard to speed and fuel consumption.
Hiding your own vessel on AIS did not work properly. This has been fixed.
Error while changing route point parameters in the route overview. This has been fixed.
Routes with the same name, could not both be selected in various forms. This has been fixed.
Route point vectors were not drawn if a route point could not be reached. This has been fixed.
Various other smaller fixes and changes.
WinGPS 5 Navigator 2018 Release History
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Release of the WinGPS 5 Navigator 2018 edition.
Routes can now be grouped using a group name. This makes the route manager clearer.
A filter to only show the obstacles found for a the shortest route with obstacles planner mode has been added to the route overview.
The color and thickness of the course line and the predicted track can now be changed and set.
Toolbar buttons to show/hide routes and tracks have been added. They can be added to the toolbar using the Edit main toolbar function.
An option to show the plumb line from the current position to an open leg has been added.
The XTE bar for network routes can now be hidden.
Because the color settings would become too long with the new settings for routes, the common (color) settings for routes have been added to a new options sheet.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Navigator 2017 Release History
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Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
Version 5.17.3.0 (18-12-2017)
Support for default transparent color of the 2018 editions of our chartsets.
Detecting if the last route point in a route was reached was always done, using the algorithms for an open route even when following a route on the route network. This has been fixed.
The routine that finds the closest netwerk section when a route over the route network is started now also takes into account if the section can be used with the chosen ship settings.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.2.0 (17-05-2017)
The chart manager and chart status bar now better support the last time a chart was updated.
Due to a bug, changes to the default settings for routes were not always saved correctly. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.1.0 (06-03-2017)
If a lot of GRIB files older than a week are loaded (which can use a lot of memory and slow down the system), WinGPS will suggest to remove them.
The help window would move to background, when it was opened from the menu and directly afterwards a hint of a toolbar button was shown. This has been fixed.
The front lock at Eefde could not be passed using the route planner. This has been fixed.
Drawing of bridges and locks did not work correctly under certain conditions. This has been fixed.
A couple of smaller fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.0.2 (07-02-2017)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Navigator 2017 edition.
Labels of chart waypoints and the labels of bridges & locks are now positioned automatically (smart labels). This results is a better chart view.
A new planner mode has been added, that will find the shortest route possible while ignoring and highlighting possible obstacles. This makes it easier to find and plan around these obstacles.
Waterway network information like the waterway name, VHF channels and the next bridge or lock can now also be shown without following a route.
The toolbars can now be locked. After which they cannot be moved (by accident).
The positions and dimensions of all windows and toolbars can now be reset.
Scale factor of waypoints is now also available for waypoints in the user database.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded (the Danube specifically).
Locks are now drawn with two doors instead of 1 on scale.
Information about the operating times of bridges and locks on holidays has been added.
The chart manager now shows when a chart was released when it has never been updated.
The route overview would load images of all bridges & locks along a route. This could result in high memory use (and crashes) for longer routes. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Navigator 2016 Release History
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Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
Version 5.16.3.2 (06-12-2016)
Turning on the nightscreen crashed WinGPS. This has been fixed.
Version 5.16.3.1 (28-11-2016)
Support for default transparent color of the 2017 editions of our chartsets.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.3.0 (19-07-2016)
A new filter has been added to the route overview that shows the route points of a route only.
The no longer working Mapquest osm chart layer has been replaced by the World Topographic Map by ESRI.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.2.0 (13-06-2016)
The route overview windows has been overhauled with better support (including printing and exporting the overview) for routes along the route network.
If you canceled downloading GRIB data that contains multiple files WinGPS could crash. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.1.0 (12-05-2016)
It is now possible to update DKW Manager from the news center in WinGPS.
WinGPS will now also show distances on the route network if they are not given in the route network.
The news center did not show updates for charts when the hardware key of the computer had changed. This has been fixed.
Chart waypoint databases were not read again after an update. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.0.3 (17-03-2016)
Distance marks can now be shown along the route network.
WinGPS could crash while a network route was active and the shortest route to the network from the current position would be along the end of a network section. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.0.2 (19-02-2016)
When the route network is missing WinGPS will now ask to download it even when the news center is not enabled.
The navigate to function always uses the route network and navigates to a point on the route network closest to the chosen point. Also there is now always no more than 1 navigate to route, a previous navigate to route will be deleted.
WinGPS could crash when the 'Update charts' function was activated. This has been fixed.
After downloading the route network some options where not properly updated and planned routes were not updated with the new route network. This has been fixed.
Version 5.16.0.1 (10-02-2016)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Navigator 2016 edition.
A 'navigate to' function has been added, that creates and starts a route from the current position to a given point.
NOAA tile layer of charts of the United States has been added.
The route network, pictures of the bridges and locks and the help files can now be directly updated from WinGPS. They are no longer a part of the setup.
German language texts have been updated.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Navigator 2015 Release History
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Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
Version 5.15.2.0 (17-06-2015)
Support for internal gps sensors has been added.
Transparency for charts has been expanded. It is now possible to select and enable a transparent chart color for every chart module.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
Uploading routes to a gps crashed WinGPS. This has been fixed.
Chart scrolling while the waterway network is not visible is now much faster.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.15.1.0 (22-04-2015)
Depth tolerance parameter added.
It is now possible to select a transparent chart color.
It is now possible to use the bisector as a method for automatic switching of route points.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.15.0.1 (09-02-2015)
Clicking a waypoint could result in a crash. This has been fixed.
Version 5.15.0.0 (05-02-2015)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Navigator 2015 edition.
OpenStreetMap tile layer courtesy of MapQuest added.
A search function for finding waypoints and items in the waterway network has been added to the toolbar.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
New Dutch help file has been added.
Waypoints are now drawn on top of tracks.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Navigator 2014 Release History
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Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
Version 5.14.1.1 (18-08-2014)
Fixed a problem that made it impossible to import and select waypoints in waypoint groups.
Version 5.14.1.0 (19-06-2014)
Bridges and locks by default now only show their dimensions in the label. An option was added to add the name of the structure to the label too.
Support for a larger number of waypoint types was improved.
The visibility settings for chart waypoint groups was lost, when you selected another the chartset again. This has been changed. The visibility setting for a waypoint database now does not alter the group settings anymore.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
The area downloaded for some grib sources was sometimes incorrect. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.14.0.0 (07-02-2014)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Navigator 2014 edition.
Experimental support for internal gps sensors in Windows 8 tablets has been added.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
Icons for the bridges and locks in the waterway network have been changed.
Toolbar icons to show waypoints, waypoints names and the waterway network are now visible by default.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Navigator 2013 Release History
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Version 5.13.1.1 (20-06-2013)
Support to update chart waypoint databases and the waterway network has been added.
Hint windows for waypoint (when labels are off) and waterway network data have been added.
Information windows for waypoint and the waterway network have been added.
A number of smaller fixes and changes.
Version 5.13.0.3 (01-05-2013)
Support for more waypoint types.
A couple of minor changes and improvements.
Version 5.13.0.2 (11-02-2013)
Importing waypoints could crash WinGPS. This has been fixed.
Version 5.13.0.1 (07-02-2013)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Navigator 2013 edition.
Colors and thickness of route lines, waterway network lines and tracks can now be changed.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
Support for chart waypoint databases has been improved.
The news center could (mostly) crash under Windows 8. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Navigator 2012 Release History
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Version 5.12.3.0 (01-08-2012)
Support for rotated waypoints has been added.
Support for chart waypoint databases has been improved.
A number of smaller fixes and changes.
Version 5.12.2.2 (28-06-2012)
Visibility of waypoint groups in chart waypoint databases was not properly saved. This has been fixed.
Version 5.12.2.1 (26-06-2012)
Support for chart waypoint databases added.
The news center would not show program news on some computers. This has been fixed.
Updating GRIB files did not work on some computers. This has been fixed.
Version 5.12.2.0 (15-06-2012)
A news center has been added that can be used to check for updates for your charts and WinGPS itself. It also shows news from Stentec.
It is now possible to copy (and reverse) a route in the route manager.
The chart viewer now shows less GRIB-data while zoomed out to reduce cluttering.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded.
The layout of the route-info screen has been updated.
The import of WinGPS 5 databases did not work as expected. This has been fixed.
The same BSB-charts in different chartsets, would not be shown. This has been fixed.
Some older DKW charts were not shown. This has been fixed.
When all charts were uninstalled and WinGPS was started it would crash. This has been fixed.
Using the controls to edit the start time of a route it was possible to create an invalid date which crashed WinGPS. This has been fixed.
The TTG and TTGt were the same in the route overview. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.12.1.0 (20-01-2012)
Routes with 0 route points would crash the route manager. This has been fixed.
Version 5.12.0.1 (16-01-2012)
WinGPS 5 Navigator 2012 edition.
The route network in WinGPS 5 has been updated and expanded. It now also contains a lot of Belgian, German and a some French waterways.
The route network now also contains speed limits for most of the Dutch and Belgian waterways. The routeplanner can use these for planning.
The route info window now also contains the CTS and an XTE-bar for routes along the route network.
Print option now also supports printing visible routes.
The length of the routes has been added to the route manager.
The NMEA-monitor consumed CPU-time even if it wasn't visible and on less powerful computers this could make WinGPS crash. This has been fixed.
All routes along the route network are now planned when you start WinGPS, not only the active and edited route.
A lot of smaller fixes and changes.

WinGPS 5 Navigator 2011 Release History
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Version 5.0.3.0 (12-08-2011)
The additional chart viewer used every chart installed, not the ones you selected for the main chart viewer. This has been fixed.
Error while changing route point parameters in the route overview. This has been fixed.
Routes with the same name, could not both be selected in various forms. This has been fixed.
Version 5.0.2.0 (02-08-2011)
Added a button to toggle bridges and locks.
Updated the data for a couple of bridges and locks.
Open route legs were not drawn correctly. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes.
Version 5.0.1.0 (06-07-2011)
Printing did not work. This has been fixed.
Error while selecting a chart. This has been fixed.
Clicking multiple times on a structure waypoint in a route, crashed WinGPS. This has been fixed.
A couple of other smaller fixes.
Version 5.0.0.10 (01-07-2011)
First release of WinGPS 5 Navigator.
Free to download

This water chart is free for download and can be used on your Android tablet and -smartphone or on your Windows laptop.



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DKW Friese Meren

This is the perfect chart when you want to sail on the Friese Meren. The DKW Friese Meren is free to give you an experience with Stentecs navigation software and digital charts.

All inland waterways for south west Friesland are covered. Ideal when you have rented a boat, but also for skipper or crew of a sailing boat, motor boats and dinghies on the Friese meren. Even when you have a canoo or kajak or are planning a fishing trip on the Friese meren you can use this chart.

This chart is developed in cooperation with the Friese Meren Project. Thanks to accurate depth measurements by the Province Fryslân this chart contains a highly detailed depth image.

The DKW Friese Meren is freely available for you to get to get acquainted with Stentec navigation software and digital water charts.


Covering area

This chart covers the Friese Meren area from Stavoren and Lemmer up until Grou and Makkum. Including all lakes and waterways in between:

  • Fluessen
  • Slotermeer
  • Oudegaster Brekken
  • Koevordermeer
  • Heegermeer
  • Pikmeer / Wijde Ee
  • Zwarte en Witte Brekken
  • Langweerderwielen
  • Sneekermeer
  • Morra


Depth image

This chart set has a unique and clear depth image with distinctly colored depth surfaces on the lakes and depth numbers along the waterways. The chart is published by Stentec in collaboration with Provincie Fryslân, based on the most recent depth measurements from the Friese Meren Project. The chart has a high level of detail with 1 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 1:21.600, 6m/pixel).
  • 1 Highly detailed chart for orientation and route planning (scale 1:3.600, 1m/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 the Netherlands has 2.401 waypoints, with a.o. buoys, harbours, moorings, Marrekrite moorings, diesel tank stations, watersport campsites, VHF channels, electric chargers ‘Elektrisch Varen’ and ‘Varen Doe Je Samen’ nodes.

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


System requirements

Windows laptop or PC:
  • Official WinGPS 5 version
  • 230 MB 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
  • 230 MB 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.

Hardware

With WinGPS you can create a full navigational centre. The software is designed to customize as you please. Will you use a tablet or laptop? Will you need to be able to read your screen outside or will you be using WinGPS inside? And, when installing additional hardware, will you do this wireless or are you stuck using wires?


GPS receiver

When determining your position, speed and course you will need to use a GPS receiver. Most people will choose an affordable USB GPS Receiver but you could also choose a bluetooth or onboard receiver. Onboard GPS receivers are usually attached using a USB-to-serial cable.


AIS transponder

See and be seen with the newest generation of AIS transponders. With the internal splitter you are able to connect the current VHF antenna without having to install a second antenna. If you have a polyester or wooden ship you can choose to use an AIS transponder with internal GPS. If you only want to receive AIS information without sending your own position, we also have multiple AIS receivers available.

If you only want to receive AIS signals we have a selection of different AIS receivers available.

AIS transponders have several options available to them; Receiver/Transmitter, VHF splitter, Internal wifi, GPS receiver etc. To make it easy for our customers, we have compiled a handy questionnaire from which the most appropriate version is offered in response to your answers.


 

Extra monitor

Connect your laptop or onboard PC with an extra monitor for outside use. View and control WinGPS with a sunlight resistant touchscreen.

 


Multiplexer

Connect all of your board equipment to one device: the multiplexer. All data will be redirected from the multiplexer into WinGPS in one flow. The multiplexer can be connected using a serial or USB port, or wireless via bluetooth or wifi. Ideal when using a tablet or smartphone with WinGPS Marine.


Webshop

In our online webshop you can find a lot more peripherals than stated above, for example compasses, weather stations, fishfinders, etc. To view our entire collection use the direct link via the button below.

DKW DOK German Baltic coast

The DKW German Bight is developed for sailors, motorboaters and commercial shipping. The chart set is ideal in combination with the paid versions of WinGPS. You can easily and quickly plan routes to the Baltic sea along the German coast.



Covering area

The detailed charts in this chart set cover the German Baltic coast from Flensburg to Useom, with a.o. Kiel, Rostock and Kloster. From the Eastern Danish border up until the Polish border.




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.

  • 6 Overview charts (scale 1:100.000, 8m/pixel).
  • 132 Detailed charts for orientation and route planning (scale 1:3.000, 2m/pixel).

System requirements

Windows laptop or PC:
  • Official WinGPS 5 version
  • 520 MB 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
  • 520 MB 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.


Connecting chart sets

Click on one of the above areas for a direct link to the chart set.

DKW Danube 1-West
The DKW Danube 1-West is developed for sailors, motorboaters and commercial shipping. The chart gives a clear view of all the Western Danube and is ideal in combination with the paid versions of WinGPS. Using the route network you can easily and quickly plan routes on the Western Danube.


Covering area

In this chart set the western Danube is covered from Bamberg, passing Nürnberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz up until Vienna to just before Bratislava, including a.o.

  • Main-Donau Kanal
  • Danube, including sailable tributaries from Kelheim past Vienna (km 1873-2414)


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).
  • 20 Detailed charts for orientation and route planning (scale 1:7.200, 2m/pixel).
  • 32 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 Danube 1-West has 3.747 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
  • 700 MB 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
  • 700 MB 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.


Connecting chart sets

Click on one of the above areas for a direct link to the chart set.

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


Covering area

In this chart set all large Northeastern German waterways are covered, Berlin included. The covering area is from the Baltic coast up until Prague, including a.o.

  • The Moldau
  • The Saale
  • The Peene
  • The Havel and adjourning waters
  • The Müritz and adjourning waters
  • The Spree and adjourning waters
  • The Elbe from Chvaletice in the Czech Republic past Dömitz (km 550)
  • The Oder and the Westoder from Eisenhüttenstadt (km 540) up until the Baltic Coast.


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).
  • 63 Detailed charts for orientation and route planning (scale 1:7.200, 2m/pixel).
  • 59 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 Northeast Germany has 18.634 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
  • 1,8 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
  • 1,8 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.


Connecting chart sets

Click on one of the above areas for a direct link to the chart set.

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Sail Simulator 5
In 2009 Stentec proudly presented the latest version of the Sail Simulator 5 at HISWA: an extremely realistic sailing experience on your computer. Ideal for learning purposes or getting through the offseason.

  • Easy and flexible user interface.
  • Stable multiplayer server for long distance regattas.
  • Realistic aerodynamics with wind shear and twist.
  • True to nature wave field and sea wearthiness.
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