WinGPS Series
Route planner for open- and inland water.

Turn your laptop, onboard PC, tablet and/or smartphone into a complete navigational center with WinGPS. Based on the experience of thousands of WinGPS users and our extensive experience in the nautic world, we can provide a wide array of different navigationsoftware. Plot a route within seconds and download the latest chart updates. WinGPS will lead you past all obstructions along your route.

What do you need?

  • WinGPS navigationsoftware.
  • Digital water charts. For example, Stentecs DKW water charts.
  • Windows laptop or onboard PC, or an Android smartphone or tablet.
  • GPS receiver

Why choose WinGPS?

  • Determine your position, plot a course and see previously sailed tracks.
  • Current predictions for wind, rainfall, temperature, stream and tides.
  • Connect your onboard instruments with WinGPS 5 or WinGPS Marine.
  • Stentecs DKW water charts are updated regularly and can be installed on both systems with just 1 license.
  • English speaking helpdesk.

DKW water charts
Safely navigating the waters requires up-to-date water charts. Stentec develops their own digital chats which are based on information from the Dutch hydrographic services, Rijkswaterstaat, Imray and Delius Klasing, which makes it possible to update regularly. Download the latest updates just before you start your voyage to assure yourself of the most up-to-date charts!

The most popular charts are the DKW 1800 series. These charts are updated weekly with the latest BaZ (notices to mariners) information. The DKW German bight is treated to the same weekly update, and the DKW the Netherlands is updated bi-weekly.

Besides our DKW water charts it is also possible to install BSB charts into WinGPS. Along these charts are the well known NV Verlag charts and the (free) NOAA charts. Supplied with WinGPS are the online ESRI charts. These charts can only be used when you have a working internet connection and are not suitable for navigation. If you want to make your own charts you can use DKW Builder. With this program you can add scanned paper charts to WinGPS.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
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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Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
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.

WinGPS Service Card
The WinGPS Service Card is a card that Stentec releases each year. This is exclusively available for WinGPS 5 license holders.

By purchasing the Service Card you are entitled to all updates from WinGPS 5 of the year of the Service Card. This includes adaptations to the route network, bridges and locks and new features in WinGPS 5.

We proudly announce that we are planning to continue the line of WinGPS 5 2017, by making the software more user friendly and safe for the 2018 editions.

With the WinGPS Service Card 2018 you will benefit from:

  • Be the first to receive WinGPS 5 2018 (worth € 70,-).
  • All updates for WinGPS 5 2018: route network, bridges & locks and new features.
  • € 20,- discount* on all 100% Stentec DKW chart sets.
  • Free NLTides currents & tides for 2018 worth € 19,90 (Pro and Voyager).
  • Free installation of Stentec products (in our store in Heeg).
  • Exclusive fair and event offers.

The Service Card 2018 was available from November 2017 up until February 2018. If you want to upgrade to the 2018 edition of WinGPS 5 you buy the upgrade versions from our webshop for € 70,-

*Discount on chart sets
Service Card holders receive € 20,- discount when purchasing DKW charts sets and the two combined packages found below. When you are in possession of a 2017 edition, you will receive € 20,- discount on the upgrade price for the 2018 editions.

When you want to make use of the discount, you need to order the Service Card first. Afterwards you can order the chart sets you want. The discount will then be deducted from your order.

You are not inclined to buy the Service Card. You can still use your old version of WinGPS 5. However, you won't be able to take advantage of the extra benefits of the Service Card, and you don't have the latest navigation software aboard.

Is your edition of WinGPS 5 2015 or older? No problem: when purchasing the Service Card you will automatically receive the upgrade to the newest edition, including all updates from past editions.

If you don't have a license of WinGPS 5 or are still using WinGPS 4, this is the time to buy! When purchasing a new WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro or Voyager you will receive a free Service Card worth € 65,-. You can pratice the entire winter to be fully ready for the coming season.

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WinGPS Chart apps
In addition to Stentecs digital charts for Windows we also provide chart apps for Android devices. In these chart apps it is only possible to install and use the individual charts.


WinGPS Marine
These chart apps are based on the technology behind WinGPS Marine. If you want more information on your chart view (such as tidal information or AIS) or if you want multiple charts in the same view you can use WinGPS Marine.


Replacement for paper charts
Stentecs chart apps are designed as a replacement for the paper chart sets. A large tablet is preferable as it has the largest possible chart view. With a built in GPS receiver the chart will move along with your position on your screen and you will always see your current position, speed and course. Place a navigational waypoint on the chart view and receive a 'course to steer' onscreen.

The app can also be used in Android smartphones (for quick position checks) and makes it ideal for use on dinghies, charterers and for passengers.

Water chart license
You can download the chart apps from the Google Play store. After the chart set has been purchased and connected to your Stentec account they can also be used in our main navigation app, WinGPS Marine. Or on your Windows system with WinGPS 5 (Lite, Navigator, Pro of Voyager).


DKW Friese Meren
With this chart set you can navigate the popular Friese Meren for Fryslân. This chart set is free of charge and can be downloaded from the Google Play store.

Free


DKW Biesbosch
Recommended for motor boaters, sailors, commercial shipping, fisherman and nature lovers. Covers the entire Biesbosch area between Dordrecht, Werkendam, Raamsdonksveer and Moerdijk.

€ 9,98


DKW Amsterdam
Great for tourist making a day trip through the Amsterdam canals or sailing to Pampus. Created for participants and visitors of Sail Amsterdam in 2015. The chart set covers the Amsterdam harbours, canals and the IJmeer.

€ 9,98


DKW 1800 Series
With this chart set you can replace the paper versions of the 1800 series created by the Dutch Hydrographical Service. This app is available per chart set or in combination packages.

From € 24,90


DKW New Zealand 2016
Navigational app with detailed and actual digital watercharts for New Zealand from the British Admiralty. For motor boaters, sailors and commercial shipping.

Free


DKW Imray 2017
These digital Imray charts are based on the well-known paper charts and have the same color coding. The advantage of these charts is the large covering area per chart set.

This is an overview of some of our chart apps. These are not all chart apps we have available for your Android device. When you buy a (DKW) water chart in our online shop, you can use this in combination with WinGPS Marine for Android, or in WinGPS 5 for Windows. Click here for a chart overview.

WinGPS Marine
After purchasing WinGPS Marine, you will unlock the full capabilities of your personal navigation system. You are now able to plot routes, download GRIB files, save previous tracks and connect AIS and GPS. Use the handy time table to view the predicted wind, rain, air pressure and AIS targets. The functions described below are in addition to the functions of WinGPS Marine Lite.


Route Navigation
With this app you can create routes and edit them while on the move. Longpress the screen to create a single waypoint or multiple to create a route. You can create multiple routes, and give each route and routepoint a unique name.


Track management
You can automatically record the sailed tracks. The tracks will be saved to review or share later. You can give each sailed track a unique name.


Meteo data
You can download Meteo predictions for a selected area. The wind, air pressure and rainfall can be plotted on the chart view using downloadable GRIB information.


AIS (Automatic Identification System)
Your AIS receiver can communicate with the app using a wireless connection using WIFI or Bluetooth. With AIS you see all surrounding ships plotted on the chart view. You can also bring up the targets in a list, and if you tap a ship's name you can see all the AIS target data. The built-in AIS collision alarm helps you in making important decisions.


Time Bar
By using the time bar you can see the prediction on your track. By sliding it forward you will see the upcoming weather, and tidal information if available.


Follow GPS position
When this function is activated, your GPS position will be centered on your screen and the underlying chart will move under it. Multiple following options are available: 'North up', 'Course up' & 'Compass mode'.


NOAA Tiles
Activate the NOAA Tiles in your chart manager. When you have a working internet connection all available NOAA charts will automatically be shown.

World chart included

WinGPS 5 Lite
WinGPS 5 Lite is the free version of the WinGPS 5 series for your Windows PC or laptop.

You can use WinGPS 5 Lite to introduce yourself to digital onboard navigation. Combine WinGPS 5 Lite with the DKW 1800 series or the DKW the Netherlands chartset and experience the reliability of WinGPS 5 and the extra safety it brings aboard.

Connect a GPS receiver to your laptop and:

  • Determine your position
  • See your heading
  • See your speed
  • Monitor your sailed tracks

For Windows and Android
WinGPS 5 Lite, the free version of Stentec's navigation software WinGPS 5, is developed for your Windows PC or Laptop. If you have an Android tablet or smartphone, you can download and install the free version of our Android application WinGPS Marine Lite via Google Play.


More functionality
If you want extra functions that aren't available in WinGPS 5 Lite, you can purchase a full version of WinGPS 5. With one of these programs you can plot routes, download GRIB files for weather forecast, connect board instruments (such as AIS) and much more!


Digital water charts
All of Stentec's DKW water charts are available for WinGPS Lite and are easily installed.

Click the image for an overview of all available charts.


System requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
  • DirectX 9 video card (or higher)
  • 210MB free disk space


This list will give you a good overview of our different versions.  
For a complete overview of the features please click here.


Features of WinGPS 5 Lite Navigator Pro Voyager
 
GPS Tracking
Map Windows 1 2 3 3
Route planner  
Time Control  
Weather (Grib)  
Current & Tide (NL Tides, Rijkswaterstaat)    
NMEA Instruments like : AIS, Depth meter,Autopilot, etc.    
Interactive planning of routes with Polar      
WinGPS
Functions specialized for power boats      
Functions specialized for sailing boats      
Prices
Price Download Free € 129,- € 279,- € 379,-
Price CD version Free € 149,- € 299,- € 399,-

WinGPS MobileStentec’s New WinGPS 4 Mobile Navigator is specially designed for GPS-navigation with your handheld PC or PDA on board.

 

 

 

 

 

- WinGPS 4 Mobile Start-Up sheet

- An english manual will follow



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Specs WinGPS 4 Mobile Navigator

WinGPS 4 Mobile

  • Useful for all charts using WinGPS 4, like DKW 1800, ANWB, Navkom and charts which were reset from DKW1 to DKW2. Also suitable for charts made in DKWBuilder. Also supporting the most common BSB4 charts.
  • You will get to see all charts without borders as one big picture on your screen. Ideal for planning routes on multiple charts. No chart names to remember, but only zoom-in and –out. Multiple chart sets to use simulteneously.
  • Position and sailed routes to plot, when an NMEA-0183 compatible GPS is connected you can see your course line and position.
  • Groundcourse (COG), groundspeed (SOG) and WGS84 coordinates. Chart rotation: Chart Up, North Up, Leg Up (along route line) and Course Up and Automatic center to get as much chart in front of your cursor.
  • Plan routes by using waypoints and sail alongside with a XTE indicator. Optional: scale indicator and North arrow Installation, delete and update (only DKW1800) charts by using DKW Manager.

WinGPS 5 Voyager
developed by and for sailors

Stentecs top navigation program helps you plan the optimal route, providing extra security for long journeys and benefits in competitions. Voyager shows the fastest, shortest and cheapest route, both by engine and sail.

  • Easy to plan 'standing mast route'.
  • Up to date weather and currents information from GRIB files.
  • Polar diagram for optimal route planning (more than 3000 available ships).
  • Up to date current and tidal information from the 'Kustfijn model'.
  • Interactive route planning.
  • Connect NMEA instruments: wind meter, depth meter, autopilot, log, compass and AIS.
  • AIS extrapolation mode (AIS-XT).
  • Take a look into the future with the time bar for the weather, currents and water levels as well as the route and AIS objects.


GPS navigation on your laptop
WinGPS 5 Voyager is an interactive route planner which you can install on your Windows laptop. Connecting the on-board instruments changes your laptop into a complete navigation center. Connect a second monitor (such as a waterproof touchscreen) to your laptop or install the charts on an Android tablet, so that you can also view and edit the route if the situation has changed from outside as well.


Polar diagram
De biggest added value of WinGPS 5 Voyager to Pro is the route optimization thanks to the use of a polar diagram during the planning of the route. In a polar diagram, the speed of a sailing ship is recorded at different wind speeds and courses, and is therefore unique to each ship.

In addition to the measurements of your ship, in WinGPS 5 Voyager you can select the polar diagram of the sailing ship from over 3000 included polar diagrams. Is your ship not included? Record your own polar diagram with Voyager and connected wind meter, or adjust an already existing polar diagram to the desired data. While sailing, you can see if you are sailing the optimal course and getting the maximum speed from your ship.

WinGPS 5 Voyager contains polar diagrams of over 3000 different types of boats, including: Baltic, Bavaria, Beneteau, Breehorn, Contest, Dehler, Dufour, Elan, Etap, F&F, Feeling, First, Friendship, Gib’Sea, Grand Soleil, Halberg Rassy, Hanse, Hunter, J22-92, Jeanneau, Kolibri, Koopmans, Maxi, Nicholson, Oceanis, Optima, Solana, Sigma, Spirit, Standfort, Sunfast, Sun Odyssey, Swan, Sweden, Trintella, v.d. Stadt, Victoire, Waarschip, Winner en X-yacht.

Click here for a full list of available polar diagrams.


GRIB files
Download GRIB files for your weather forecast for the next 7 days as a good preparation for your trip or race. Voyager can help you plan the optimal route, taking into account the wind. Look ahead in time with the time bar to see how the weather will develop.


Stream, tides, water heights and waves
In some sailing areas, such as the Wadden sea, the water can be very unpredictable. With the annual stream and tidal information from NLtides, which is produced by the Dutch Hydrographic services, it's possible to look forward in time to determine when a crossing can best be planned.

A few days before your voyage you can download the detailed stream information, water heights and actual depths from within the 'Kustfijn-model'. This model is based on data from Rijkswaterstaat, including current weather influences such as wind propulsion.

If you are planning a trip to the German Bight, Balticsea, Northsea or the English Channel, you can download GRIB files for the current stream data. This data is provided by the BSH, the German Hydrographic services, which gives you predictions for the next 3 days.

Some times it is possible to get annoying high waves due to a combination of high wind and stream. understandibly, you would want to avoid these waves in stead of them catching you by surprise. Thanks to the GRIB Files for wave prediction from the NOAA, it is possible to set a maximum wave height which will show you exactly which areas to avoid. Follow this link for an example.

All of the data mentioned above can be added to the route plotting, along with the current wind and the polair diagram.

For the inland waters NAP measuring stations are added in WinGPS. These stations show the actual water heights for the Dutch inland waters, made available by Rijkswaterstaat. As soon as the shipping notifications have been updated within WinGPS, the NAP measuring stations will also have been updated.


Route optimization
After setting up the polar diagram and downloading the latest GRIB files for weather forecast, you can start planning the optimal route. You only need to enter the route points and WinGPS Voyager gives you advice, taking into account the wind, currents and the characteristics of your ship. The arrival time and passing times along the route points are shown immediately, allowing you to instantly see if your route is safe. By dragging the time bar, you will immediately see what will happen on the chart. Ideal for example for the Wadden or the crossing to England.


Standing mast route
Is the wind too tough to sail the open waters? Then you can quickly and easily plan a route over the 'standing mast route' and immediately see how long the journey takes, considering all bridge and lock information.


Safe navigation with AIS
If you have an AIS device, you can connect this to WinGPS 5 Voyager. This will show the AIS objects on the chart, including name, MMSI number, call sign, measurements, destination, freight and, of course, speed and course of the ship. Indicate your CPA and Voyager will give you a warning when a ship is on collision course. The AIS object will light up, so you can call the ship directly with the call sign and match the course plans.

For your own ship, as well as for AIS ships, the predicted track can be displayed on the chart. AIS-XT, or AIS extrapolation technology, will show the AIS traffic over your charts fluently. Convenient for assessing a traffic situation and making a turn. With the time bar, the track can be simulated to see which AIS ships will be crossed.

The ships will be shown at scale (as well as your own ship) when zoomed in on them. Ideal for when you are sailing on rivers and are unable to see behind the corner. This way you can see if the AIS object is a small pleasure craft or a large inland commercial vessel.


Your reliable partner onboard and at home
A big advantage of WinGPS 5 Voyager is the option to install the program on 2 systems, so that you can plan the route on a big screen at home to prepare your trip. This is especially ideal with longer, more complicated routes, for example crossing the Waddenzee. Look ahead in time with the time bar and decide the best departure time, based on currents, tides and wind: downloading the up to date water levels for the Waddenzee or IJsselmeer, also known as the Kustfijn model, makes planning your route even easier.

While sailing, WinGPS 5 Voyager keeps a logbook with data from connected board instruments, your route and any user entries. You can analyze your sailed track in detail later. When at home, you can print or email your tracks and logbooks, or place them on your website. Nice for your family at home or the crew.

In combination with WinGPS 5 you can use Stentec’s digital chart, also known as DKW charts. Make sure they are up to date when you start planning the route. Print the route table and possibly the updates charts of important areas on the route. This way you are well prepared for your trip!

Note: WinGPS 5 Voyager is prepared for malfunctions in your GPS by sunflowers. As a result of increased solar activity, solar flames will become increasingly frequent, which can cause huge GPS disturbances. WinGPS 5 Voyager is set up for this and will pass on your position safely.


Click for an overview of all available charts.


System requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
  • DirectX 9 video card (or higher)
  • 570MB disk space.

Program changes:
Visit the link below to read what has changed the past year in WinGPS 5 Voyager.

To be sure that WinGPS 5 will work properly on your system, you can install our free WinGPS 5 Lite. When WinGPS 5 Lite is running on your system without any problems, then WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro and Voyager will also work flawlessly. You can download WinGPS 5 Lite here for free.

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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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