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MacENC and GPSNavX disappear forever

Since 30 September 2018 (*), I already had information regarding the abandonment NAVX Studio LLC for the development of two historical applications created by Richard Ray : GPSNavX and MacENC. The buyers of these applications and had iNavX … Continue reading

Navionics charts are no longer available for MacENC [Update]

[Update December 30 September 2018] Warning : MacENC the application is no longer supported by its developers. It no longer reads raster maps and Navionics charts are no longer available. Application abandoned to date.
Since the upgrade … Continue reading

Activate charts from Fugawi/Charts for GPSNavX/MacENC [Update]

[Update December 30 September 2018] Warning : MacENC the application is no longer supported by its developers. It no longer reads raster maps and Navionics charts are no longer available. Application abandoned to date.
To use the proposed maps … Continue reading

MacOS 10.12 Sierra et System Integrity Protection

In November 2015 OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" introduced the SIP service (System Integrity Protection) designed to improve system security by preventing the editing of files deemed critical. This was the case for unsigned drivers, that is to say not … Continue reading

The new boundaries of the NV Charts

I had presented in may 2015 the excellent German Publisher Verlag NV NV Charts raster maps. In 2016, the previous cutting in 4 areas for France - Channel and Atlantic coasts - has been split into 8 areas … Continue reading

OS X 10.11 El Capitan et System Integrity Protection

Important information for users or GPSNavX MacENC on Mac OS X.
If you made the update of your operating system to OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" (¹) you may encounter difficulties, indeed … Continue reading

iNavX changes hands

New developers, new logo, new splash page, and new web site.
Version 4.7.0 just be issued by NavX Studios LLC, the company that bought all of Richard Ray's computer creations : GPSNavX, MacENC and iNavX.
Placing … Continue reading

Connect an iPhone over Wi-Fi to a Mac [Ad-hoc network]

In my old tutorial video iNavX No. 2 – Advanced features", I explained (minute 15'45 '') how connect Wi - Fi on an iPhone iNavX MacENC on a Mac using the TCP/IP protocol.
However, for Mac beginners, where those of you still … Continue reading

Use your iPhone as a GPS for MacENC

It knows already the principle allowing to send NMEA data from MacENC to iNavX on iPhone or iPad (¹), hence to use boats instruments connected to the Mac to provide location for iNavX.
The opposite is also available. The GPS2IP application, … Continue reading

NV Chart extends coasts of France from SHOM

In a previous post I introduced the SHOM raster maps proposed by different publishers on iPad. In recent weeks the German charts editor NV Verlag offers two new zones ending coverage and Atlantic coasts of France … Continue reading

Free ENC river charts for use with MacENC

As part of its policy to offer users a leak ever more efficient and safe, the public institution Waterways of France has launched the production of electronic inland navigation charts on different axes … Continue reading

Connect Miniplex-2USB with GPSNavX/MacENC

The multiplexer Miniplex USB-2 (¹) by ShipModul company can connect all the instruments on board directly to a USB connector on your Mac. GPSNavX and MacENC software can receive and display NMEA instruments, and … Continue reading

Connect GPSNavX/MacENC with an AIS

It is increasingly common to see an AIS receiver, Automatic Identification System (*), receiver above yacht's chart tables. Although only merchant vessels of over 300 barrels and ships … Continue reading

The GRIB files in GPSNavX and MacENC

Weather in the menu allows these applications to query a weather GRIB file and then view it on the map open. The function Request GRIB file queries the server that returns in … Continue reading

MacENC, iNavX and TCP / IP

Despite the online Help iNavX and various tutorials on the subject, a lot of requests received and complexity of subject imposed on me a quick explanation.
The TCP/IP protocol
TCP / IP stands for "Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol" and is pronounced “T-C-P-I-P”.
TCP / IP is a protocol … Continue reading

Chart management with MacENC

Manager cards MacENC can use several types of cards at the same time, each type consisting of an independent folder.

ENC charts in ENC catalog (ENC_ROOT, ENC_ROOT1, ENC_ROOT2, aso.)
Raster maps in folders you … Continue reading

Dead reckoning with GPSnavX / MacENC

As is mentioned in GPSNavX and MacENC Help pages, under "Simulator", you can use the simulator to perform a reckoning. Simulator, Indeed, can be handy in case … Continue reading

Get a route from a design in MacENC (continue)

Since my article 20 November on the topic, version 7.40 MacENC made of the possibility of drawing straight lines on the map with the tool “Annotation”.
This can now create routes more easily than freehand, in … Continue reading

Connect Furuno GP32 to your Mac

To connect a GP32 (31 or 30) with a Mac or PC, we must first strip the free end of the cable connector 6 pin contains the data wires, in addition to the positive supply and son … Continue reading

Print charts with GPSNavX / MacENC

Both applications offer direct printing of screen content. It is very convenient to print a chart, whatever the scale used to screen. Actually, Print this concerns only the chart content visible on screen, … Continue reading

Install GPS BU-353 with GPSNavX / MacENC

You have to follow the steps below, in order :
1) Quit GPSNavX or MacENC before proceed.
2) Installez the driver Prolific PL2303.
3) Connect the antenna BU-353 USB GPS to a USB port on your Mac.
4) Start GPSNavX or MacENC, select … Continue reading

Get a route from a design in MacENC

MacENC 7.30 provides a very interesting feature to create a route, composed of a series of waypoints, from a plot made with the mouse on the chart using the mode “Annotation” in the toolbar.
How to Start ?
1 … Continue reading

ENC User Permit, What is ?

The “User Permit” of ENC charts is a unique identifying number attached to a device, or application, able to read the chart data encrypted ENC (S-63 format). This “User Permit” is required to record a system (reader … Continue reading

Transfer waypoints from GPSNavX / MacENC to iNavX

If you open an account on the website of Fugawi, you will have the ability, more than GRIB weather files requests, to store waypoints, routes and tracks files, to recover … Continue reading