Navionics changed the way people navigate by bringing to market the world's first electronic chart device in 1984. The company quickly established an early lead in marine cartography followed by a series of technological innovations, and continues to be a leader in quality, coverage and value. Navionics has the world?s largest database of marine and lake charts, covering the salt waters of the entire planet as well as tens of thousands of lakes and rivers. Many of these charts have been developed by way of Navionics? proprietary surveys done both in the field and with remote sensing such as satellite imagery and airborne laser scanners.