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Old 18-04-2015, 17:38   #1
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Mexico Charts for IPAD

Looking for experance in what electronic charts for mexico have been used with sucess on your ipad.
Please, only those that have been used.

Reason being, I'm seeing a multi amount of avalable chart packages with prices attached. I dont mind paying for something, but would like something for my money.
I've been using inavx and it seems to work well but cant find any Mexico charts.
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Re: Mexico Charts for IPAD

Have you looked at these? Blue Latitude Press - The most up-to-date and accurate Mexico Cruising Guides!

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Re: Mexico Charts for IPAD

For iNavx the Navonics 3XG Caribbean & Ct & S America covers pacific side really well, never looked at Eastern coast.


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Re: Mexico Charts for IPAD

I've used the Navionics app down through Baja with no issues -- can't comment on the rest of the country but from the website, it looks like the coverage is there (Boating iPad (US) | Navionics)

You can download the free app to see the coverage and tools, and then if you like it, you can upgrade and get the SonarCharts and a few other features.
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Re: Mexico Charts for IPAD

Coverage in many parts of the world is rarely the problem. The problem for places like Baja Mexico, San Blas, etc is accuracy, not coverage.

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Looking for experance in what electronic charts for mexico have been used with sucess on your ipad.
Please, only those that have been used.

Reason being, I'm seeing a multi amount of avalable chart packages with prices attached. I dont mind paying for something, but would like something for my money.
I've been using inavx and it seems to work well but cant find any Mexico charts.
I have electronic charts from Mexico to Rio Dulce...
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I've used the Navionics app down through Baja with no issues -- can't comment on the rest of the country but from the website, it looks like the coverage is there (Boating iPad (US) | Navionics)

You can download the free app to see the coverage and tools, and then if you like it, you can upgrade and get the SonarCharts and a few other features.
Same here. Had great experience with the Navionics charts.
You can actually see the data that is available without having to download the app first.
Go here to check out Monserrate Island, for example:
Navionics Webapp

You can scroll in and out to zoom. Be sure to zoom in all the way to see the most detailed contour lines (called SonarChart).

Here is a screenshot zoomed out:


and zoomed in to the SonarChart:


Those dark patches are the contour lines. You can zoom in even more to see the lines more distinctly.
I'd say there's some pretty pinpoint chart data there!
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For iNavx the Navonics 3XG Caribbean & Ct & S America covers pacific side really well, never looked at Eastern coast.
I haven't been on the east coast of MX either with Navionics charts on iNavx but worked fine on the iPad coming up the west coast to San Diego.
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Re: Mexico Charts for IPAD

I use Navionics for Pacific Mexico and the Baja which is good but occasionally inaccurate, but I also use the Garmin chart app as a backup and a source for Active Captain. Sometimes Navionics is more accurate, sometimes Garmin. Blue Latitude's "Shawn and Heather" books (although not electronic) are the current cruising books that everyone talks about. I used them a lot last year and they really are wonderful. They have electronic waypoints available but I have not purchased them, choosing instead to enter them in my chartplotter as needed.
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Re: Mexico Charts for IPAD

Mona, I have used Inavx with the Navionics Charts for a few years for Mexico. These are the same charts that others are mentioning. Just go to your x-Traverse account that you used when you uploaded your Inavx and see the available charts you can buy. https://www.x-traverse.com/upgrade This one looks like its $59, able to be put onto two Ipads if you want, and updates received for free (which you dont get with paper maps). It includes everything on the highlighted map.

Also, some have mentioned in this thread Blue Latitude Charts. I dont have these, but they are available for the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean for Mexico.
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Blue Latitude's "Shawn and Heather" books (although not electronic) are the current cruising books that everyone talks about. I used them a lot last year and they really are wonderful. They have electronic waypoints available but I have not purchased them, choosing instead to enter them in my chartplotter as needed.
The electronic charts sold by Blue Latitude Press are from the "Shawn and Heather" books.

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The electronic charts sold by Blue Latitude Press are from the "Shawn and Heather" books.

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And from the website of Blue Latitude Press Blue Latitude Press - The most up-to-date and accurate Mexico Cruising Guides!

They state that the Blue Latitude charts are available on X-Traverse for INavx

From their site:
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Blue Latitude Press Electronic Mexico Charts for the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Mainland Mexico are available from:

X-Traverse (for use with compatible software including iNavX (iOS), Fugawi Marine 5 (Windows), GPSNavX, MacENC (Mac), PathAway 5 GPS (Android), Geonav MapMaster (Windows).

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I'm not sure what you are getting at. The X-Traverse electronic charts sold by Blue Latitude Press are made by "Shawn and Heather" from the charts in their books.

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I'm not quite sure how it works, but I think you might have to pay for X-Traverse or one of the compatible software programs before you can get Shawn and Heather's electronic charts. That stopped me from getting them. Instead, I enter them manually into my chartplotter. YMMV.
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