We are pleased to announce a new Coastal Explorer update. This update includes a variety of new features, usability improvements, and bug fixes. Since the last upgrade of Coastal Explorer in January of 2011, there have been more than a dozen free updates to the software.
Hi-Resolution Screen support The trend in screen technology is towards high resolution: they are called high DPI screens and are found on many newer laptops. Only up-to-date programs like Coastal Explorer can take advantage of high DPI screens which provides much crisper charts and graphics.
USA -Topographic Web Maps (MSR Maps replacement) Add a rich and useful backdrop to the NOAA vector charts. The Topographic Web Maps include contours, shaded relief, roads, place names, and other useful information.
USA - Aerial Photo Web Maps (MSR Maps replacement) This mid resolution aerial imagery is great for trip planning.
Hybrid Vector Chart Combines vector chart data on the water with land based data from one of several sources including: NOAA raster charts, Topographic Web Maps, Aerial Web Maps and other photo or topographic charts.
Highlighted Safety Contour Provides a visual clue as to where it is safe to travel based on a safety contour you enter in the vector chart options.
Dragging range circles and arrival circles With more than one mark selected adjusts the size of all.
Updated Guide Book Browser Guide Book icons are now listed in the browser making it easier to find detailed information about the entries shown the chart window.
Other Updates The latest version includes dozens of minor updates and enhancements that make the program easier to use.
How to get the latest update If your computer is connected to the Internet and you have recently started Coastal Explorer then you probably have the update, if not start Coastal Explorer and click the synchronization button (next to the search box). The update will download, when it is finished click the install button. If your computer is not on the Internet, from another computer download the latest update from www.coastalexplorer.net/support. Click the first support topic “The latest version of Coastal Explorer”.