Nautical software programs
You can use nautical software programs as an aid or as a source of information for safe navigation. All programs, except NLTides, are freeware.
Digipilot - HP1D
Digipilot provides you with all necessary information for planning your voyage. The product covers the Dutch and Belgian coasts with the main inland waterways up to and including the ports of Antwerpen (Belgium) and Emden (Germany). You can download Digipilot for free.
NLTides - HP33D
NLTides - HP33D provides digital information on tidal heights and streams along the Dutch coast and adjacent areas.
With CNAV 4.1, you can make quick and accurate calculations for traditional navigation.
With Decca, you can convert between Decca lane counts and geographic or UTM coordinates. Calculations can be made in ED50 or WGS84.
PCTrans is a program for geodetic and hydrographic computations. There are2 PCTrans versions:
- PCTrans standalone version. This version is intended for personal/home use.
- PCTrans network version. This version is intended for network computers at companies and government institutions.
TSP simplifies the maritime limits and zones available for download on our website. It reduces the number of points of an ASCII file with line information. TSP uses the Douglas-Peucker algorithm.