GPSNavX
GPSNavX 6.0.5
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GPSNavX is the solution for the boater that wants to take the Mac aboard for real-time display of position on full color marine Softcharts and BSB raster charts.

Just plug your GPS into your Mac and watch as your boat moves along in real-time, plotting a track behind the boat and logging your historic position on a digital chart. GPSNavX is loaded with many features. GPSNavX is also right at home for planning trips and charting out new destinations. A GPS is not required to work with charts.
What's New
Version 6.0.5:

Note: The demo version available for download is 6.0.2 (OS X 10.4 or later, Intel/PPC); the Mac App Store version is 6.0.5.
  • Support for NMEA-0183 TAG Blocks.
  • "Maps" on the Chart context menu will open the Maps app to the clicked position and chart scale.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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mtownfred reviewed on 10 Jul 2007
This is a great program and the developer is very responsive to any questions I've had. You can download official NOAA charts for free [ http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/ ] which work perfectly with the program. The usb GPS unit I use is the GlobalSat
BT-359 SiRF Star III Bluetooth GPS Receiver which has worked flawlessly with the program. Routes are easily created with way points and distances calculated automatically. Saved my butt when my chart plotter failed on one of my cruises. I always have it running while out on the water. Far more accurate than a chart plotter because of the detailed charts from NOAA.
[Version 4.60]


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BrettD commented on 16 Apr 2006
Doesn't support USB devices.
[Version 4.0]

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GPSNAVX replied on 20 Apr 2006
GPSNavX does support USB devices which transmit NMEA data (i.e. BU-353 USB GPS). Garmin has chosen not to send NMEA data over their USB port. NMEA is the standard which marine instrumentation uses.

While Garmin does send their proprietary data over the USB port it lacks much of the information NMEA contains such as satellite, active waypoint and route information.

GPSNavX does support transfer of waypoints, routes and tracks via the Garmin proprietary data transfer protocol.

All Garmin Marine models do support NMEA, but require an RS-232 connection. So a Keyspan Adapter or Shipmodule Multiplexer is used.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Sep 2005
BEST GPS .app for OSX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It has come a long way in a short time.
Everyting a boater needs.
Also check out the MacENC.... The future of Marine Nav.:
http://www.gpsnavx.com/MacENC/
[Version 3.65]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Sep 2004
omg i love you and my powerbook does too. Now HE (pb) can go fishing too. thanks alot everyhting i have tried doesnt work with a crap . Now i have new reason why to go fishing at night.
[Version 2.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jun 2004
This one really works with my U2. I tried several other OS-X apps without success. GPSNavX can specify the transfer protocol. Well done!
[Version 2.05]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Jun 2004
The only Mac GPS application that I know of that currently supports MapTech's BSB version 4 charts. Tends to be a little slow rendering the charts on my 17" PowerBook compared to my Pentium 3 laptop running Offshore Navigator.
The developers seem to be keen on developing the product, and will hopefully be including more "marine" features such as support for ENC and cross-chart stiching.

The best Mac GPS application, but it doesn't stand up well when compared to PC software such as Offshore Navigator Lite.
[Version 2.05]

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GPSNavX (developer) replied on 03 Jun 2004
The negative with Offshore Navigator is it leaves very little room for the chart. Furthermore it cost's allot more than GPSNavX ($199 versus $49).

Here is a screenshot..

http://www.maptech.com/water/OffshoreNavigator/images/feature3.gif

And who wants to run VPC on a Mac?
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jan 2004
I have been using it for a couple of weeks now... I is the best Marine Navigation software for Mac OSX right now. I hope the developer will:
add tool bar
Man over board
alarms
support for ENC's
Quilting
Box zoom
Then it will deffinally be upto par with the PC based systems.
John
[Version 1.80]

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gpsnavx (developer) replied on 28 May 2004
GPSNavX has become a full featured competitive marine navigation application while retaining the simplicity of the Mac.

The price is an amazing $50. You won't find similar software on Windows anywhere near that price.
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gpsnavx (developer) commented on 17 Sep 2003
GPSNavX is agressively improving the application with new features on a weekly basis. As of late (version 1.30) transfering waypoints to and from Garmin and Magellan GPS support has been added. Support for routes and geoTIFF will go in soon.

I tried MacGPSPro and was very disappointed in the poor user interface, its ability to only work with Garmin GPS, and lack of marine chart support. Also no demo version to test out was not very inspiring.

The folks over at GPSy have no plans for an OS X version as it appears their website has gone stale. I agree it's a good application, but it's time to move on from OS-9.

GPSNavX is quickly becoming a very powerful OS X navigation application without becoming bogged down with complex additions that few need.

If there is a feature you want in GPSNavX email gpsnavx@mac.com
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Sep 2003
Looks pretty weak on marine navigation features - how about being able to plan routes, how about being able to download waypoints to gps?

Also can't seem to get it to read all the charts on a Maptech CD.

MacGPSPro is supposed to be able to read Maptech charts shortly (q3cy03). That will be superior. Right now, gpsy pro running in classic is still much more useful than this.

looks promising, but needs more work.
[Version 1.25]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Aug 2003
I have been looking for a solution to repace my PC on my boat. I currenty use Nobletec Nav. Software..... This is not the replacement I was looking for.... Hardley any features a boater would need.
I would also expect and new marine nav software would use the free ENC maps from NOAA.
[Version 1.11]


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GPSNavX is the solution for the boater that wants to take the Mac aboard for real-time display of position on full color marine Softcharts and BSB raster charts.

Just plug your GPS into your Mac and watch as your boat moves along in real-time, plotting a track behind the boat and logging your historic position on a digital chart. GPSNavX is loaded with many features. GPSNavX is also right at home for planning trips and charting out new destinations. A GPS is not required to work with charts.


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