Mexico Marine Charts - Sea of Cortez by Blue Latitude Press

Raster charts of popular marina and harbors plus overview planning chart

USD $39.99

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Blue Latitude Press

Sea of Cortez, Mexico — Using the most up to date information available and their own surveys, Blue Latitude Press has created the most complete set of charts for the anchorages and harbors most visited by boaters along Mexico's Sea of Cortez coast.

In an area where the charts can be nearly a mile off, these WGS84 accurate charts are a welcome addition to any mariner's electronic chart table.

Derived from their best selling guidebook, Sea of Cortez: A Cruiser's Guidebook, this set includes all of the popular harbors and anchorages from Cabo San Lucas to Guaymas, including La Paz, Loreto, Bahia Concepcion, Santa Rosalia, Bahia de los Angeles, San Carlos and everything in between.

iNavX displaying a raster chart from Fugawi.com on an Apple iPad

These digital raster charts are for use with Windows®, Mac OS X®, iOS®, or Android® software including:

 

How to download and view these Blue Latitude charts

  1. If necessary, purchase compatible software (listed above) and update it to the most current version.
  2. If not already done, purchase (or renew) this chart subscription into your Fugawi.com account using any up-to-date web browser on any computer or device.
  3. Download the charts inside the compatible software, as per the instructions in the software-specific sections below:

iNavX 5 for iOS 7 or higher iPad / iPhone

  1. Starting on any chart screen (ex. World Chart), tap the upper-left corner menu Charts | Account 
    (or, equivalently, More... tab | Account).
  2. Enter your Fugawi.com account's Email + Password; tap Login. Tap OK to the Success dialog box, else check your password input if a Forbidden box appears.
  3. On the My Charts tab, select this Blue Latitude chart title.
    Note: Ignore the Store tab and the MoreRestore Purchases menu in this context unless you bought this chart as an iNavX in-app purchase from the iTunes Store.
  4. Tap Download Chart List; answer Yes to the prompts.
    Note: After the first download, this option becomes Refresh Chart List. Tap the refresh option to clear away all charts and then proceed to download any revised chart file version that may be available.
  5. Tap on either... 
    1. ... any desired single chart name; answer Yes to the download prompt
      (or tap the Yes, All of Blue Latitude... for all batch download of all the charts in this collection).
          OR
    2. ... Quilted Charts and then zoom in on the (initially) small geographical region outline of this chart collection, progressively zooming and panning into whatever area of chart coverage is available. Anything downloaded is cached for later offline usage.

► For iNavX related questions, study www.inavx.com/help or email ios-support@inavx.com.

 

Fugawi Marine 5

  1. For first time setup, click the menu File | Settings | Connections tab. Enter your Fugawi.com E-mail and case-sensitive Password. Click OK to save.
  2. Click Charts | Download X-Traverse Charts. Select this Blue Latitude chart title and click OK. A one-time chart optimizing process takes a few minutes.
  3. Click Charts | Open Chart | X-Traverse | Blue Latitude {chart title} to select individual charts for viewing.
    Note: if Fugawi Marine 5 has automatically quilted together this chart collection, select the top-most "all charts" entry to view a seamlessly connected all-scales quilted version of these charts.

For questions about Fugawi Marine 5 interfacing with NMEA networks, detecting GPS devices, managing waypoints and routes, and other question outside of chart and weather forecast downloads, contact support@fugawi.com.

 

Fugawi 4.5

  1. Click Maps | Manage X-Traverse Maps; login if prompted with your Fugawi.com Email and Password.
  2. From the list of chart subscriptions select this Blue Latitude chart title and click Activate.
  3. Click Maps | Open Maps | Fugawi X-Traverse Maps | Blue Latitude {chart title}.
  4. Click on any chart name to download or right-click and select to download all charts in the collection.

For support beyond the chart download process, contact support@fugawi.com and specify use of either Fugawi Global Navigator 4.5 or Fugawi Marine ENC 4.5.

 

PathAway Pro (version 6.03.05.04 or higher) for Android

  1. In PathAway Pro tap the main menu | Maps | Import | Fugawi/X-Traverse Maps. 
    If prompted to login, change from the PathAway account to Fugawi/X-Traverse, enter your Email and Password login information (same as your Fugawi.com login) and tap Login.
  2. After a pause for downloading a list of in-subscription chart titles, examine the drop-down list and select this Blue Latitude chart title.
    Tip: If No Maps is the only drop-down list item, it may help to do this: tap on 
    the main menu | Settings | My Accounts; tap Logout, re-select Fugawi/X-Traverse as the service, re-enter your account Email and Password, tap LoginFinally, return to Maps | Import and refresh the drop-down list.
  3. Tap the Activate Product option and answer Yes to the confirmation prompt.
  4. From the fetched list of individual charts, select one.
    Tip: To multi-select, tap the Select button in the lower left corner; then check mark along the right-hand edge all individual charts to be downloaded.
  5. A pop-up dialog appears; tap the Download Map option.
Going forward, view any chart by tapping Maps | Custom Maps, select any chart name with a check mark beside it; from the pop-up dialog, tap Show.

For PathAway Android questions beyond chart downloading via Fugawi.com service, post your question to the PathAway Android support forum at pathaway.com/forum.

 

MacENC and GPSNavX -- via NavX app for MacOS

Downloading is done with a free app, then MacENC or GPSNavX is directed to the folder where the charts reside.

Quick summary

Download, install and run the NavX app (direct download from http://files.gpsnavx.com/NavX.dmg). Enter your Fugawi.com email + password in Account; click Activate Products to select MacENC or GPSNavX and to select a target download folder. Click Activate to download the charts files. Start up the charting software and point its Chart Manager at the chart folder.

Download instructions in detail

  1. From http://gpsnavx.com/navx-for-mac click the NavX Download link. A DMG (disk image) file saves to the Mac's desktop or downloads folder.
  2. Click the navx.dmg to mount and open it. Then click the NavX package to install the app, accepting all the defaults of the installer.
  3. In the Mac's Finder, click Applications | NavX.
  4. Click the Account button and enter your Fugawi.com account's Email and Password.
  5. Click the Activate Products button.
  6. When prompted for your charting software, select MacENC or GPSNavX, which ever one you have.
  7. From the Products drop-down list, select this Blue Latitude title and click the Activate button.
  8. Select a folder on the hard drive (preferably under Documents | Charts) into which the chart files are to be saved.
    • Usage tip: As you browse down nested hard drive folders, use slow single clicks to navigate the folder structure; a fast double-click will force the app to select a folder you may not have intended.
    • Another tip: Before committing to a target folder to hold the chart files, you may temporarily use Finder to navigate to Documents, click File | New Folder, name the folder as you like.
    • Important: Do not select a folder already containing a different chart collection's files. This Blue Latitude collection of chart files must be in its own unique folder -- unless you are updating this very same Blue Latitude collection, in which case answer Yes to the confirmation prompt for replacing existing files.
  9. Confirm the activation of this product.
    • Note: Activating the chart files to this single computer means simply copy / paste of files to other computers will never allow success use of the charts on that other computer.
  10. NavX lists each chart file as they download, one by one. If any download errors are listed, run the NavX app again and try the chart download again. Only failed file downloads will be attempted again.
  11. In the Finder, click Applications | MacENC.
  12. In MacENC, click File | Chart Manager | Add Chart Folder... and browse to the download folder containing the charts.
    For GPSNavX, the final steps are similar except chart management is done under the Preferences menu.

For technical assistance with MacENC or GPSNavX involving software activation, navigation menus, waypoint and route management, interfacing with NMEA hardware, etc. consult support@macenc.com or support@gpsnavx.com.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If I change my device or computer, can I get these charts again on the replacement hardware?
A: Each chart purchase comes with two subscriptions for downloading and updating chart files for two target devices or computers. Assuming at least one chart subscription is within licensed time range, contact support@x-traverse.com for advice on how to get a fresh new download to a replacement device or computer. There is no method of making a device-to-device direct transfer of chart files, copying and pasting files between computers will fail, and restoring from an external backup drive or cloud backup service will not be successful either. A fresh download of chart files from the Fugawi.com service is the only effective means of getting charts on the next device / computer.

Q: What happens at the end of the subscription? May I continue to use the charts?
A: After a 365 day subscription concludes, all charts you have downloaded remain accessible as normal, no charts disappear. However, when the subscription ends you are no longer able to download chart updates with revised navigation data, and no longer able to re-download chart files in case of a device memory reset or drive re-format. Renew the subscription if you wish on your Fugawi.com account's My Products page.

Q: Do the chart files get delivered by web URL download link or shipped out on DVD disc?
A: No, the one and only way of getting the charts is from within the compatible software; see the Features web page of this product. As for charts on CD or DVD disc is rapidly becoming like asking for data on 1980s 5.25 inch floppy discs or ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls. Just dive into the instructions and you will surely figure out how to download the charts. We are standing by during weekdays at support@x-traverse.com if you need help with potential error messages, confusion over menu options, etc.

Q: Can I use these charts on other software not specifically listed as compatible?
A: No. Fugawi.com's chart download service targets particular software designed for these chart downloads.

Q: Is always-on Internet needed to use these charts?
A: After downloading singlet raster charts, no further Internet connection is required; the chart file exist independently within the navigation software on your computer / device. Quilted charts, however, need an Internet connection to fetch a given chart area and scale when viewed for the first time. 

Q: How does GPS positioning data work with the software and charts?
A: To see your boat's position on the chart in real-time some kind of GPS data source is needed whether that be a USB plug-in GPS for a computer, or a Bluetooth wireless GPS for a tablet, or similar GPS hardware alternatives. If you are not sure if your computer or device has GPS, download any free GPS location aware software and see if they respond to your present position; better yet, study the hardware specifications of your particular model of computer / device. By the way, there is no required relationship between Internet access (ex. via Wi-Fi or cellular networks) and GPS, though often the best Assisted-GPS solutions leverage both actual GPS satellite data as well as trianglulation based position data from cell towers, Wi-Fi Hotspots, and so on.

Q: How do I know which individual chart to pull up as I approach the edge of a presently navigated chart?
A: Some software has quilted chart features which allow seamless access of the charts at all scales -- though this requires a persistent Internet connection while downloading quilted charts at a given scale for the first time (ex. iNavX offers a chart list option for Quilted Charts — tap it and then zoom in to the broad scale outline of the chart collection's boundaries). Other software may not have reliable auto-load adjacent chart functions. If necesary, return to the chart list and choose the next chart based on the geographic names or chart numbers; or view a large scale overview chart that includes outlines of inset charts of a smaller scale that may be selectable for viewing.

Q: If a chart list is refreshed (i.e. old charts deleted in preparation for downloading new chart files) do all my waypoints and routes and tracks get deleted too?
A: Waypoints, routes, and tracks are a different kind of data that "floats" over any type of chart of a given area, and such data resides in memory quite separate from chart files. So, no, when you get rid of a chart this has zero affect on waypoints, routes, and tracks. This includes any specialized Blue Latitude data you may have imported in the past.

Q: Can I move waypoints and routes placed on a chart between different software such as Fugawi Marine 5, iNavX, and others?
A: Yes. Your Fugawi.com account includes Cloud storage. Software such as iNavX or Fugawi Marine 5 has import and export options that leverage Fugawi.com storage. You may also email exported GPX files between computers / devices and then use saved email attachments as file targets for importing into various software.