Exceptional Marine Navigation Software
It's all on the chart
It's all on the chart
Nuno Navigator is easy to try. Download the fully functional demonstrator and try it out.
Nuno™ uses ENC vector chart data. ENC stands for Electronic Navigational Chart which doesn’t really tell you much. More important is where the chart data comes from, how accurate it is and how up to date it is. National Hydrographic Offices around the world are all changing over to creating ENCs as their primary type of chart. It used to be paper. There was a brief foray into raster charts. Now it is all going ENC. Beginning in 2012 commercial vessels will be required to use ENC charts which will need to be displayed using a type approved console (ECDIS). The charts used in Nuno™ come from two sources:
The US data set is from NOAA and these charts are the same as would be used on a commercial vessel. They really are the same. Same accuracy, same quality, same updates. Using Nuno™ you will be able to update your charts on a weekly basis. NOAA provides this chart data for free. Nuno™ provides a way to use them and a convenient update service. We are a Certified NOAA ENC Distributor
The UK data set comes from the UK Hydrographic Office. Officially these are not the same as used in ECDIS. Official ENC chart data comes through the Admiralty Vector Chart Service and this is what you need for a commercial vessel. The charts in Nuno™ are just the same charts but they are not backed with the official stamp. The disclaimer reads "Chart material has been derived in part from data that has been obtained from the United Kingdom Hydrographic office (UKHO). The UKHO does not sponsor or endorse the product and the UKHO and its licensors make no warranties or representations, express or implied, with respect to the product. The UKHO and its licensors have not verified the information within the product or quality assured it.” The other difference is updating. Nuno™ will still provide a convenient update service but you will only be able to update your charts about four times a year. In all other respects this is the same data, the same accuracy and same quality as is being used to drive the world’s super tankers.