We developed Elliot to solve a problem we found with traditional navigation tools. There was no easy way to share courses with friends while cruising. We wanted to design a tool that made it easy for boaters to create and share courses. Our goal was to create a single tool that connected boaters and provided a platform to share their experiences while integrating with the power of Google data and the latest in Electronic Nautical Charts.
Nautical Charts Integrated with Google
Electronic Nautical Charts (ENC) have changed the way boaters navigate and use chart plotters. Their accuracy is unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. When we set out to build Elliot, we decided to integrate ENC’s with the power of Google search. This integration allows us to overlay Google’s impressive search capabilities with ENC’s, providing an easy way to search the coastlines for anything from maps to service providers. Integrating with Google also allows us to take advantage of satellite views, that help further clarify murky navigation situations in areas where charts are unavailable.