Navionics Web API

Add Navionics charts to your website! Navionics Web API v2 is out!
For years, companies have asked to display our charts on their websites to promote on-the-water activities. Now they can! All over the world important publishers, international organizations, marine electronics manufacturers, charter companies, fishing forums and others have implemented the Web API to enhance their websites. Dedicated partner support is available to assist with implementation. Check out the docs, code examples for developers, partners examples and the video to get started.


Boating Map

The Web API allows visitors to your website to see your content while they pan and zoom to view Navionics charts. This includes SonarCharts™ HD bathymetry, which can be toggled off and on for quick comparison with traditional nautical charts. Integration with third party maps such as Bing (Google and Leaflet with limited features), enables you to add points or draw lines and polygons for a richer experience.


Navionics Web API is implemented in object oriented API that aims to provide more readable code. There are many examples of JS libraries that use some variant of this approach: jQuery probably being the most well-known.


Navionics Web API is based on OpenLayers 3.0.0, an open source (provided under the 2-clause BSD License) JavaScript library for displaying map data in web browsers. OpenLayers provides an API for building rich web-based geographic applications and you can use it to extend the Navionics Web API.

Web API v1

Web API previous version is deprecated and further development has stopped. We will provide support for it for a while, but suggest to use the latest version (see the comparison table).