App of the Month: Smart Chart AIS

More than just another AIS app, Smart Chart AIS has some very cool features that will come in handy out on the water.

Smart Chart AIS app

More than just another AIS app, Smart Chart AIS has some very cool features that will come in handy out on the water. With Smart Chart AIS, you will be able to view all AIS class A and B traffic, and see and be seen on something new called AIS class E. Class E was developed with small, recreational craft in mind and works over the cellular network.

Smart Chart also includes NOAA electronic charts, NEXRAD live weather overlays, and a very cool Augmented Reality feature which employs satellite positioning and orientation data and displays on the device’s screen the locations of buoys and channel markers, overlaying the navigational information on the view as seen through the camera. The app also integrates info from Active Captain to allow users to find points of interest, marina prices and reviews.

Smart Chart AIS is available for free for Android phones and tablets from Google Play, and will be available for iPhones and iPads in the coming months.