WinGPS Service Card 2018

Service Card 2018

You only have a few days left to purchase the Service Card 2018! The Service Card is available up until February 28th 2018.

As last year, when purchasing the Service Card you are ensured of the newest version of WinGPS 5 and will profit from several exclusive offers.

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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 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 Navigator 2017 Release History
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Changed   
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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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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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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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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.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2016 Release History
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Added   
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.


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