Chartplotter and area information
Do you want to see....
There are other things that do not change in real time, such tidal
information. Tidal information can be displayed, by products including Digiboat SOB, P-Sea WindPlot II, Jeppesen/Nobeltec Admiral, MaxSea (all versions), .
Remember that the chartplotter is going to display a
fairly small area, in which your boat is a meaningful point, so sources
of data, such as real-time weather and
surface temperature, may have your entire screen area as part
of a dot on their displays, so, while you may want to be able to
display them on your computer, you do not need to overlay the chart
with them. A separate piece of display software may do the job you need
without complicating the chartplotter software. You will have to decide
if you want this displayed on a split screen, or if you can use more
than one physical display screen. Remember
that additional small screens are available, each screen needing a
video card -- multiple monitors are rarely practical with laptops but
easy enough with tower/desktop computers.
Wind speed and direction may be informative to have on your display. This is available on Chart Navigator Pro, NavPak Professional...