Charted Waters Australian Fishing Maps

How to Use the App

A quick guide to help you get the best out of the Charted Waters App

Maps Location Waypoints Web App

Maps


Add a map to your favourites

Favouriting a map brings that map to the top of the list for easy access.

  • Swipe left on the map in the list
  • Tap the ‘+ Fav’ button
  • The map will move to the top of the list
  • iPhone

    Add a map to your favourites

  • Android

    Add a map to your favourites

Download an offline map

Save Charted Waters maps for offline access, so you can find great fishing spots even when you're off the grid.

  • Tap the 'Offline' tab, then the ‘Download’ button.
  • Once the download is complete the map will be displayed on screen.
  • iPhone

    Download an offline map

  • Android

    Download an offline map

Map Preferences

Turn map layers on and off, having multiple options gives you the advantage.

  • Tap the Map Preferences button (see image below)
  • Select which layers you want to show or hide
  • Tap save
  • iPhone

    Map preferences

  • Android

    Map preferences

  • Web App

    Hide or show map layers

Display Fullscreen

You have the option to toggle fullscreen mode on & off.

  • Tap the map to display fullscreen
  • Tap again to exit fullscreen
  • iPhone

    Display fullscreen

  • Android

    Display map fullscreen

Location


Tracking your Location

There are 3 options for location tracking... no follow, follow and follow with heading. Tap the location icon to cycle through the available options. The map always starts north up.

  • iPhone

    Tracking your location

  • Android

    Location tracking

Waypoints


Add a temporary waypoint

Temporary waypoints are displayed on the map as a red marker, they are useful to quickly navigate between locations or for fishing spots to explore. They are not stored permanently.

  • Touch-and-hold on the map or right-click in the web app at the location where the Temporary Waypoint should be created.
  • Tap the ‘Temporary Waypoint’ marker to display distance, speed and estimated time to the marker (device only, the web app will display the waypoint co-ordinates only).
  • To save the ‘Temporary Waypoint’ tap on the waypoint panel and select save.
  • iPhone

    Add a temporary waypoint

  • Android

    Add a temporary waypoint

  • Web App

    Add a temporary waypoint

Add a waypoint at your current location

Got a hit or caught a fish, mark it on the map by adding a waypoint at your location.

  • Touch the Tools button on iPhone or options menu on Android
  • Select the type of waypoint to add - ‘Marker’ or 'Catch'
  • Give it a name, a photo and if it's a catch, details on the catch
  • Tap 'Save', and the waypoint will be added to your location. (Tip: if you can't see the waypoint make sure they are visible in map preferences)
  • iPhone

    Add a waypoint at your location

  • Android

    Add a waypoint to your location

Sync a waypoint to your account

By default all waypoints are saved to your device, however you can sync the waypoint to your account to view on all devices.

  • Go to 'Waypoints'
  • Swipe left on the waypoint
  • Tap the grey sync button (if this is not visible the waypoint is already synced)
  • iPhone

    Sync a waypoint to your account

  • Android

    Sync a waypoint to your account

Add a catch to the Brag Board

Why not share your catch with other Charted Waters members! You can choose to share your location or keep it a secret.

  • Existing Waypoint
    • Select the Waypoint (make sure you have added a picture and synced the waypoint to your account)
    • Tap on the bottom left icon (share icon on iPhone, dots on Android)
    • Select 'Add to brag board'
  • New/Edit Waypoint
    • Turn the 'Brag' switch on
    • To keep your location private make sure 'Share' is turned off
  • iPhone

    Add a catch to the brag board

  • Android

    Add a catch to the brag board

Web App


The web app provides a few extra features to help you plan your next fishing trip.

Change map layers

Change map layers by turning map features on and off.

  • Click the layers button
  • Select the layers to show or hide
  • Click the save button to store your favourite combination
Hide or show map layers
Change the map perspective

Change your map view.

  • Click the view button
  • Click again to go back to normal
  • Use shift + arrow up/arrow down to control the map perspective
Change the map perspective
Add a temporary waypoint

Temporary waypoints are useful to mark fishing spots to explore.

  • Right-click on the map at the location where the Temporary Waypoint should be created
  • Click and drag the waypoint to reposition it
  • To save the ‘Temporary Waypoint’ click the save button. This will sync the waypoint to your account allowing you to view it on your device and whilst on the water.
Add a temporary waypoint
Measure the distance between points

A handy tool to calculate how far you need to travel to reach a point.

  • Click the distance button
  • Click on the map at the first point
  • Click on the map at the second point
  • The distance panel below will indicate the distance between the points
  • Add as many points as you like
Calculate distance between points