As early as in January 2009, we predicted that a revolution in the availability of mapping and chart data for all types of users was imminent. This statement has now become reality and the principle is simple: easy access to the same chart data as all other actors in society, whether you are in a new city, the sea, in the office or on the cabin.
NaVida is the first and only mobile application based on the best and most updated Norwegian map since the Norwegian Mapping Authority release of viewing services 1. December 2009. It currently has over 50 000 users and is one of the most downloaded free navigational apps on AppStore. The application was released on Google Play 6. June 2012.
- Various map types (S-57, topographic, nautical paper chart, nautical HD, bing aerial etc.)
- iOS & Android platform
- Simple download from AppStore/Google Markets
- Free of charge
- Search function for place names
- Bookmark function
- Integrated GPS for real-time tracking
- Preload map function for areas without network coverage
NaVida is based on the BSD-licensed chart engine route-me. Route-me supports different map sources, is easy to expand and allows for cache map of images for increased performance and offline use. Through the integration of the Geonames database, the user can search for locations and view these on both the official maritime paper charts provided by the Norwegian Mapping Authority, Open Street Map or topographical maps.
An avid recreational enthusiast, says: "NaVida's usability and web access ensures that I always have the best and most updated land and sea charts with me on trips, whether by foot, bike, ski , car or boat. GPS continuously updates my location on the map. Bookmarks and search function can quickly find my favorite places and make NaVida as the best mobile map application available."