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Re: Good Deal (Polar View) from Active Captain

Sorry, nothing I can do about that. Write to your friendly Canadian chart service (CHS) and let them know you are interested in better chart licensing prices

That said, I think Navionics ENC regions for Canada are EUR150 (that's about $200) a piece and generally, unless you cruise the entire length of Canadian coastline, you can get away with one - at least in the west/British Columbia coast.

Not sure about BSBv4 (raster chart) prices, but I think they are on the same scale.

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Re: Good Deal (Polar View) from Active Captain

Navimatics - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/char...6027?ls=1&mt=8

East Coast of USA and East Coast of Canada - software and charts - $24.05

I have no idea how they got that kind of deal on Canadian charts???

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East coast of USA is free

No idea how they get Canadian charts at that price. If you contact CHS and find out anything useful - please let me know.
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Re: Good Deal (Polar View) from Active Captain

Upgrading your OS (I just jumped from Win7 to Win10) REQUIRES that you use an additional license!

I just ran into this issue with PolarView NS from PolarNavy; it isn't so much "a problem," but it is something that you should be reminded of (it took me by surprise). Your initial purchase likely included 5 licenses, so it should not be a big deal. If you are running those 5 licenses on multiple machines (I am also running on a WinXP machine at my navigation station), be careful that you don't run out of licenses.


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I've been using PolarView for coastal and ICW navigation for 5 years. No complaints at all. Integrated Active Captain data is wonderful!

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Ugggggh....

I PURCHASED Polar Navy's PolarView NS software partly BECAUSE it was not a "subscription" licensed product. My understanding was pay once, and use it forever. It seems, however, that this has changed with the latest release 3.0.1. Per the Polar Navy release notes;
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An update on product licensing and availability. We were informed by a data licensor that the product access to PolarView NS must be no less restrictive than access to the data source. Free application with fee-based network data access is not compatible with the licensing requirements.

Product compliance requires us to either provide free data access or implement application licensing as well. Nice though it may be, free data access and free application is clearly not financially feasible.

So, not without some reservations, but also with hope for a more sustainable outlook, PolarView NS will, again, require a subscription to use. PolarView NS subscription will be included, along with data access, as part of either US or UK chart subscription.

We expect the updated version of PolarView to be available for download in the next few days.
It is too bad that they don't disclose which licensed product incorporated into PolarView NS is requiring the subscription, or make that feature a subscription based option.

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$19.99 as of today for either US or UK subscription.
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Subscription is annual. Users should renew their subscription to continue accessing online services AND using the program. As far as “lock out” is concerned – when shopping at a brick and mortar business, customers are expected to pay for goods and services rendered regardless of whether armed guards are posted at the door PolarView security measures will be adjusted based on user compliance.
When shopping at brick and mortar business, customers pay for, and leave with a product. If a product price changes, then subsequent customers pay the increased price.

It woulld seem that the most viable option at this point is to: DON'T UPGRADE BEYOND Version 2.0.7, and to start learning and using OpenCPN.


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Re: Good Deal (Polar View) from Active Captain

eh, you're so, so right.

Alienating your very customers is not a very good business model.

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