07/10/2021: New version 21.2SP1 of ScanNav available Check what's new
16/10/2021: New October 2021 of Vector SnMap Charts and Raster SnMap Charts
28/06/2020: New 3.0 version of ScanNav Compagnon
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ScanNav Versions History

07/10/2021: Version 21.2SP1
  • Ergonomics: The hand tool (tool for moving on the screen) now becomes the default tool when launching ScanNav
  • Imports of objects (all formats): A selector now allows you to do a partial import (deselect the elements to ignore)
  • Fixed temporary license issue when language set to German
  • Fixed issues specific to the Windows XP special version
    • Unable to launch ScanNav on XP (message "The InitializeCriticalSectionEx entry point was not found")
    • Gribs download and license activation issues due to https support on Windows XP
  • SnMap Charts: Latest released edition on October 15th, 2021. Click on the links to see the details of the Raster SnMap, and Vector SnMap offers.
27/09/2021: Version 21.2
  • New Grib models available (high definition currents with worldwide coverage, high definition "Arome" models for French overseas, GFS wind Gusts ...), and general improvement of the Gribs download service. Se our offers for Grib and Currents
  • Text Notes orientation can now be set to follow or not the orientation of the map.
  • Improved waypoint selection and refresh of associated text, especially when orienting the map.
  • Complete review of the download system, with implementation of https (secure web).
  • Optimized loading of web layer tiles.
  • Optimization of performance and memory management when using Navionics charts.
  • Appropriate display of Navionics error returns to determine the cause ("Mount failed" message).
  • Improvements and documentation of import of waypoints from text files. See documentation.
  • Lightening of the display of the heading line See documentation
  • Possibility of deactivating the "ais safety message" window (personalized configuration, contact us).
  • Correction on the "Map Orientation options" window which reappeared at launch, if it had been closed with the cross at the top right.
  • Correction of Position fix not taken into account on some Internal GPS.
  • Crash correction on selection of the "Internal GPS" interface, on PCs without any sensor.
  • Fixed import of some GPX files from PredictWind.
  • Correction of a potential application freeze (very specific conditions).
  • Fixed potential crash when using unbuffered rendering mode with ENCs (non-standard configuration).
  • Fixed display performance issues of ENCs on high zoom in, depending on the maps present.
  • Fixed a precision issue on interrogation of ENCs with very high resolution screens.
  • Minor improvements and Fixed various small bugs.
15/05/2021: Version 21.1
  • Completely revised Navionics chart integration, with a new display engine
  • Additional improvements on the display fluidity of layers (web layers, gribs, ...)
  • Integration of the new SHOMAR Edition 2021/2022 (data valid up to 2/1/2023)
  • Various small improvements and minor bug fixes
  • SnMap Charts: April 2021 edition. Click on the links to see the details of the Raster SnMap, and Vector SnMap offers.
28/02/2021: Version 21.0SP1
  • Fixed unexpected error messages and slowness that could occur on Navionics charts
  • Fixed various small bugs
27/1/2021: Version 21.0
Preamble: The latest innovations requiring new technologies, 2 versions are now available:
  • Standard version of ScanNav, compatible from Vista and up to the latest versions of Windows 10. This version should be used if you have a recent version of Windows (Windows Vista / 7/8/10)
  • Specific version for Windows XP: To be used only if you are still under Windows XP or Windows 2000. This version is functionally equivalent to the standard version, but certain aspects may be degraded and / or slowed down, in particular for the display orientation and fluidity of layers.
Improvements and new features:
  • Possibility to display the chart "Heading Up", or according to any orientation, and a few functions specific to Inland navigation (More details here).
  • NMEA 2000: taking into account of new PGNs, with interface of new instruments (repeaters, logging, analysis ...) (More details here).
  • Digital Yacht nmea2000 encapsulation support
  • Improved fluidity of general display and web layers.
  • Possibility to start the GPS interface automatically (More details here).
  • Possibility to adjust the size of symbols in ENCS (More details here).
  • Various object handling improvements (More details here).
  • GPX format: Possibility to export GPX files with or without ScanNav extensions, to overcome import problems on other software (More details here)
  • AIS: possibility to use the AIVDO output of the AIS as a backup GPS, and automatic determination of your own MMSI number (More details here)
  • Routing: The display settings window is now non-modal so as to facilitate adjustments; General information added to the generated route; and other small improvements and corrections.
  • ScanNav launch Icon: The little red boat icon is now replaced by the ScanNav logo.
  • Various ergonomic improvements and minor bug fixes.
05/12/2020: Version 20.1SP1
  • Fixed an installation issue on the SHOMAR module, impacting calculations after 5/12/2020
30/07/2020: Version 20.1
  • Integration of the new SHOMAR Edition 2020/2021 (data valid up to 31/1/2022)
  • Generalization to all types of objects of links and photos associated with waypoints (details)
  • Enhanced Notes with possibility to rotate/resize and change fonts(details)
  • Improvement on the editing of objects (routes / waypoints / zones / notes)(details)
  • New XTE repeater
  • Other miscelaneous improvements / correction of minor issues
17/05/2020: Version 20.0SP1
  • Adaptations for installing Vector SnMap packs
  • New Surface Wind repeater
  • Correction of the True Wind calculation for display in repeaters
  • Update of available Grib models for currents
  • SnMap Charts
04/12/2019: Version 20.0 (released for the Paris Boat show, December 2019)
  • Routing module: Improvement of the algorithm, and new concepts of passage points versus turning points. More information in the updated documentation of the routing module.
  • Radar PC Module: This new module, designed to work with Koden brand PC radars, allows the Overlay of the radar image on top of your charts. It is available in Beta version as of version 20.0 of ScanNav. Please contact us for more information. The module will be made available to all with version 20.1, which will be released during spring of 2020.
  • Various ergonomic improvements
  • New Grib models available for currents
  • Various bug fix
  • SnMap Charts: new October 2019 edition. Click on the following links for more information on the Raster SnMap offer, and the Vector SnMap offer.
31/05/2019: Version 19.1SP1
  • New Features:
    • Integration of the new SHOMAR Edition 2019/2020 (data valid up to 1/1/2021)
    • Improvement of the "Visible Area" tool to ease creation of waypoints (please refer to documentation).
  • Improvements/Corrections:
    • Fixed an issue on the Routing to pass the 180 ° meridian.
    • Additional support of Grib files, and improved parameterization of the SailGrib RTOFS model interface.
12/05/2019: Version 19.1
  • New Features:
    • New SnMap Vector Offer derived from ENCs. Click here to view the coverage.
    • New SAR (Search and Rescue) module: Search Patterns
    • Download and Installation of SnMap charts integrated in ScanNav
    • Version available in Spanish
  • Various improvements:
    • Distance to Waypoint independant Repeater
    • Arcachon current integration from SHOM map data
    • Optimisation of loading / display of Raster SnMap charts especially when zoomed out
    • New "Include World global shoreline" Option in the Recent Chart Libraries window
    • Various ergonomic improvements
  • Corrections:
    • AIS: When a boat is stopped, or if the anti-collision is not active, the distances and bearings of the targets remain at 0.
    • Workaround of a Navionics issue on installation of Navionics chart 43XG
    • Routing: correction of a small rounding error on the last isochron, that resulted in the chosen route not being the direct route, even with engine only and without currents
  • SnMap Charts: new April 2019 edition. Click here to check packs coverage and latest updates.
17/03/2019: Version 19.0SP2
  • Various corrections
23/12/2018: Version 19.0SP1
  • Correction of an installation issue on Navionics charts without any SonarChart
03/12/2018: Version 19.0 (released for the Paris Boat show, December 2018)
  • Instruments and Sensors: Taking into account new instruments and sensors in repeaters and track-log.Click for details (at end of document)
  • Tracks analysis: New configurable interface completely revised, with possibility to add all types of sensors. Click for details
  • Strong performance improvement, especially on heavy tracks with numerous points.
  • Improved touch interface on tracks analysis
  • Polar file support improvements
  • Auto-Save: Periodic Auto-Save of objects in background (configurable period) Click for details
  • Navionics: Support of the Navionics SonarChart offer. Click for details
  • Recent Charts library interface to let you switch charts library very easily. Click for details
  • Miscellaneous Improvements and Corrections
  • NmeaPlayback: Support of the Standard NMEA183 V4 Tagblocks
  • SnMap Charts: new October 2018 edition. Click here to check packs coverage and latest updates.
24/09/2018: Version 18.1SP3
  • Strong performance improvement on long track display
  • Fixed various bugs
    • Crash linked to the contextual menu, followed by the opening of the file menu while the context menu is still open.
    • Problems taking into account the tidal coefficient when calculating routings using multiple current files.
    • The "Show Names" option on the AIS preferences tab was not kept between sessions
    • Small inconsistencies on installation of ENC updates, after manual manipulation of the charts library
22/06/2018: Version 18.1SP2
  • Correction of the "Best Start" routing function (was no more effective in version 18.1SP1).
  • Correction of the "APB" Nmea output sentence (generated a false arrival alarm on some pilots)
21/06/2018: Version 18.1SP1
  • Strong performance improvements in the display of the Track Analysis curves, especially on heavy tracks.
  • Fixed potential crashes in the Routing module
    • 1 - If you select an invalid Grib file in the routing grib file chooser
    • 2 - If you select a new routing (via the context menu on an existing route), while a Routing is still being calculated. This crash is neither systematic nor necessarily immediate.
  • Minor display bug fixes
06/06/2018: Version 18.1
  • Guides: click here for details
    • Integration of SHOM wreck database
    • Ergonomic improvements
    • Background work for preparing new guides
  • Routing click here for more details
    • Use of multiple currents or grib files .
    • Separation of input parameters for new routing, calculated routes
  • Gribs click here for more details
    • Improvements to the gribs download interface
    • Unique interface for downloading both fixed areas and by selection on the screen
    • Interface with new providers (SailDocs, OpenSkiron ...)
    • Highlighting of coverage limits
    • Ability to filter providers.
  • ENC management improvements click here for more details
    • Localisation of labels
    • Display of cell names
    • Improvements on the installation process
  • Various improvements (see release notes)
    • New interface for the visible area tool.
    • Guides and Object layers now use a common non modal selector with easier use
    • The Analysis window is more easily configurable.
    • Enhanced KML and GPX export to overcome import issues by some external programs
    • Import waypoints files in text format.
  • Miscellaneous improvements and fixes
  • Integration of the new SHOMAR Edition 2018/2019 (valid up to 31/1/2020)
  • SnMap Charts: new April 2018 edition
  • Click here to check packs coverage and latest updates.
1/12/2017: Version 18.0/18.0SP1 (released for the Paris Boat show, December 2017)
  • Interface with new Guides: click here for more details
  • Internal work resulting in increased performances on several features.
  • Miscellaneous Improvements and corrections
  • SnMap Charts: new October 2017 edition
  • Click here to check packs coverage and latest updates.
Note: Version SP1 just brings the correction of a broken link in the installation.
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