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Old 27-06-2022, 14:21   #1
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Uploading Navionics Charts to Axiom

Is it possible to use Navionics (online transferred) charts I purchased for my tablets on my new Axiom MFD? I tried asking Raymarine and it's probably because I'm getting old but it didn't make any sense. I have an SD card with charts of the US and Canada but I'm not there.













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Old 27-06-2022, 22:05   #2
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Not as far as I know. You need to purchase them separately. I run Axiom MFD and it requires a card. you can update the maps either by connecting Axiom to WiFi or by taking the card and updating it on a computer.

Reach out to Navionics, they are fairly responsive.
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Not as far as I know. You need to purchase them separately. I run Axiom MFD and it requires a card. you can update the maps either by connecting Axiom to WiFi or by taking the card and updating it on a computer.

Reach out to Navionics, they are fairly responsive.
Thanks, George. I assume you're right. I'll contact them. If oitherwise I'll report back.

I don't suppose either of the others, CMAP or Lighthouse, can be downloaded onto a tablet and then transferred over. I assume the old CMAP 93 charts won't work.
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Nah you need to buy the card but once you do, you can manually update and renew.
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The mobile charts are desperate from the MFD charts. You just need to purchase the chart card, or the rights to download the chart data for the MFD.
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Is it possible to use Navionics (online transferred) charts I purchased for my tablets on my new Axiom MFD? I tried asking Raymarine and it's probably because I'm getting old but it didn't make any sense. I have an SD card with charts of the US and Canada but I'm not there.



























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The mobile charts are desperate from the MFD charts. You just need to purchase the chart card, or the rights to download the chart data for the MFD.


Desperate=separate. iPhone is busy interpreting what my thumbs push.
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Old 29-06-2022, 08:37   #8
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Desperate=separate. iPhone is busy interpreting what my thumbs push.
I knew what you meant. haha
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So, I can use Navionics, CMap, or Lighthouse Charts. I'm told. Does any body have anything good or bad to say about one relative to the others? (for ocean voyaging, not fishing)
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I prefer the c-map cartography for most areas. Our US charts are Navionics, Bahamas and elsewhere are c-map. With the c-map I get the option of raster or vector, known cartography agencies, etc. and they make my eyes happier vs Navionics.
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With Navionics i get really fancy relief shading. It's much easer to read than typical depth lines.
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I'll try to find some sample CMAP Charts. I assume they're MUCH better than the C-Map93 I use on OpenCPN. I've never met anybody that used Lighthouse. I use Navionics on my devices. I'm happy withy that except occasionally it's off quite a bit. In central Kenya going in to a river through breakers it was, thankfully, right on. In southern Kenya off by 1/2 nm. I think accuracy is the most important feature. I also have iSailor and they aren't always the same. Does anyone think one set is more accurate than another? I wouldn't think so. And they all seem comparable in price; quite a bit more than charts my tablets use (I wonder why.) but a better deal than paper charts.
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Here are two pictures of Navionics chart areas. The one I downloaded for my tablets covers all Asia, Indian Ocean, South Pacific, and all of Africa! That was $39.99. The one for my mfd could cover the Mozambique Channel (African side only!) for $149.99. Are SD cards that expensive? What gives?
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