Plotter Planner Plus Software

 Course calculations - course to steer - course over ground - optimised departure using the inbuilt tidal data -
wind - polar plot functions - waypoint editor - SOLAS compatible - Admiralty tidal data.  
Charts are
reproduced from raster chart data or Imray cartography.
Many unique features producing remarkably easy to use navigation software.

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Plotter Planner PLUS 95.00 Includes one UKHO portfolio of charts

Additional Portfolio of Charts 29.00  each

Plotter Planner PLUS 195.00
Including the full set of portfolio of charts

Plotter Planner PLUS 141.00 includes one Imray folio of charts

Additional Imray folio of charts 75.00 each



Tidal Passage Planning and Online Navigation Program
Course Calculations from Tides, Tidal Streams and Grib Wind data

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Plotter Planner PLUS
This tidal passage planning and navigation program using Neptune's established algorithms calculating course to steer, course over ground and optimised departure times all taking into account tides and tidal streams from inbuilt tidal data. After a calculation the results are readily available on screen with the vector plot construction shown so that navigators can cross check their chartwork.

Once a route has been set-up you can use the tide roll function to see the effects of different departure times on the course to steer and the effects of course over ground. Also the program allows the navigator to view the tidal conditions from 3 to 30 minute intervals in the journey.

The cartography used in this software is reproduced from the raster chart data supplied by the UK Hydrographic Office this including planning, pilotage, rivers and harbours charts.

The program interfaces to AIS and GPS receivers and uniquely produces a predicted track plot for the target vessel taking into account tides.

Connected to a GPS the programs will act as a plotter and at the same time allow you some very flexible waypoint management between PC and GPS. If you do not connect a GPS to the PC you can plot in manual mode. Waypoint files can be created either by typing in the co-ordinates and names or by simply pointing and clicking with your mouse, you can keep & edit many waypoint files on your PC and call them up at the click of a mouse. Routes can be saved and edited on screen.

If you are interested in the effects of wind, Neptune Planner PLUS allows you to overlay wind direction onto passage plans and will show your no sail area, making it instantly visible if a plan can be sailed for the prevailing conditions. Download Grib files from the internet and the wind element will be taken into account when calculating routes, so enabling prediction of boat speeds and routes to be planned with better precision.

For those interested in boat performance then Polar Plots and boat speed estimation routines for the wind conditions are built into the software. The programs output is easily copied to the clipboard for pasting into the passage plan for SOLAS purposes.

After any calculation where Course Over Ground (COG) is being predicted, an animate menu is visible. Showing the expected boat position, tidal streams and valid wind Grib file, for ever 15 minutes of your route.

The program includes ports tidal height predictions displaying the daily curve, instantaneous rate of rise or fall of the tide (in metres per hour), sun rise and set times, lunar phases, springs to neaps indicator, monthly tide times and heights.

You can plan into the future or re-visit last years calculations as you wish. There are many features that can be explored. The program is not time limited, and so no yearly updates are required. However the charts can be annually updated.

This remarkably easy to use software is full of invaluable features for the sailor, racer, power boater, diver and fisherman.

System requirements:
Recommended - Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8

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UKHO Cartography
Plotter Planner PLUS program
 95.00 includes one portfolio of charts
Additional Portfolio of charts  29.00
Plotter Planner PLUS program including the full set of UKHO portfolios of charts for the UK ... 195.00

Existing customers updating to version 7.0.0  25.00
We recommend UKHO portfolio of charts are updated annually 
each portfolio of charts

Imray Cartography
Plotter Planner PLUS
program  141.00 includes one Imray folio of charts
Additional Imray folio of charts   75.00

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  Course Calculations

  Course to Steer

  Route Optimised Departure

  Course over Ground

  Dynamic Tidal Stream

  Wind & Polar Plot

  Tide & Water Track Roll

  Track Plotter

  Waypoint Editor

  SOLAS Compatibility

  Course and Tidal Vectors

  Interfaces to GPS

  Interfaces to AIS engine

  Leeway Input

  Tidal Stream

  Incorporates Tides Program

  Wind Grid

  Wind Overlay

  Range Circles

  Configure Displays

  UKHO Tidal Data


  Tidal Stream Reports

    and Graphs

  Grib Files for Internet Weather


  Google Earth COG & Tracks


  Select Charts using Thumbnails


  Animate Routes


  New Interface to Imray Charts

  Zoom to Rectangle

  Copy Screen and Route buttons

  Snap to Waypoints



  Windows 8 compatible

  GPX support for waypoint and route transfer to modern GPS receivers and plotters

  AIS Aid to Navigation messages now decoded and appear as colour coded marks

(if appropriate)

  Waypoints appear as icons and can be colour coded eg YBY for Cardinal markers

  Waypoint Manager and Route Manager re-written


  Cross Track Error displayed on Animation

  Revised toolbar layout


Neptune Navigation Software PO Box 5106  Riseley Reading RG7 1FD UK
tel: +44 (0)118 988 5309 fax: 087 0056 7329

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