I've had MaxSea TZ for about 4 weeks now. I've only used it on my boat without the boat moving - just learning
about it, experimenting, and giving demos. I hope to finally start heading south again within the week and will give it more of a real open water
I'm a developer of navigation
software and of the ActiveCaptain site. I've used every chartplotting product in existence and I have to say that this TZ product is the most unique and interesting new software that I've seen in a long time (since Nobeltec
released their product with quilting). It brings performance of zooming and panning to a new level. You simply have to see it to believe it.
You really want to have a wheeled mouse when using the product, especially if you want to use any of the 3D capabilities They take advantage of the wheel
, especially pressing it while moving the mouse. It's easy to get the hang of and like I said, it'll make you wonder how they make it perform the way they do.
I haven't been able to crash it yet and I've tried - it seems very solid. I very recently downloaded the 1.8.1 version. This added a bunch of new features (panoramio overlays, etc). It's obvious that there is a strong plan to upgrade and enhance the product.
I'm very, very interested in this product and am trying to get more involved with it professionally. For some $340, I think this is the best thing out there and definitely has the most promise of anything I've seen. Right now, I'm just a user of it.