"Our easy to use, affordable Insight Genesis map-making technology has seen exponential global growth in the last year, as boaters and anglers have realized the power of creating their own charts to enhance their on-the-water experience," said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. "Now, with Social Map, we empower our customers to share their work with friends, colleagues and the world, and we have made it easy to maintain complete control over what and how much of their data is made public."
Data contributed to Social Map greatly enhances the ability for communities to work together and enhance the charts for local bodies of water. This exciting new crowd-sourcing functionality will lead to better charts for more productive fishing, regularly updated harbor and waterway charts for power cruisers – reflecting both manmade and natural changes that can affect passage – as well as more accurate maps of remote sailing destinations that have never been charted.
Offering a newly expanded feature set, a free Insight Genesis account includes the ability to upload, view and edit charts online; upload and view data in Social Map; store data in the Cloud; adjust contour lines to 10-, 5-, 3-, and 1-foot increments; create, edit and store waypoints directly in the Genesis Viewer; manually adjust water level offsets; and view and analyze weather trends for each trip. A premium subscription, available for $99 annually, allows users to also adjust privacy settings on each uploaded trip, view vegetation and bottom composition overlays, and export data to a chart card for use on a chartplotter display.
For more information about Insight Genesis and Social Map, please visit https://insightstore.navico.com/insightgenesis or the Genesis blog at http://insightgenesis.wordpress.com.