GRIB Explorer Plus (GE Plus) works with any GRIB that is formatted in a manner consistent with WMO GRIB1 standards, including those acquired via email or web sources.
However, to take full advantage of GE Plus a subscription to the OCENS Everon data service is highly recommended. Working together with Everon, GE Plus is able to rapidly deliver GRIBs for any location, to any location on earth via satellite or wifi connections. There is a low subscription fee to use Everon, either through Pay-as-You-Use or Unlimited Plans (www.ocens.com/ige).
GE Plus melds GRIB weather & ocean data into sensational images carrying unparalleled insights into the environment around you. GRIB data is overlaid on high resolution earth imagery for any location in the world. Fingertip response reveals high accuracy lat/lon position, bearing and range from your Home Location to the point under study &, of course, the weather or ocean parameter value(s) at the subject point.
GE Plus also adds Satellite Mode to conventional Wi-Fi IP retrieval. Satellite Mode enables connectivity from Plus through Iridium, Inmarsat and Globalstar satellite phones & the OCENS Everon data services. Obtain the highest quality weather & ocean data FOR anywhere on Earth FROM anywhere on Earth!
GE Plus’s Trip Planner displays the weather along a route through time. Draw a desired trip on the GE Plus GRIB & use Trip Planner to search for the best combination of weather conditions for your trip or to adjust departure dates or the whole route entirely because of unacceptable forecast weather or ocean conditions that are revealed only with the very special tool.
Route Finder narrows your analysis to a single frame of data. Draw a route or transect across any portion of the GRIB frame in front of you. Route Finder responds by casting a 2D chart to show the changes in parameter value(s) along that line. Use it to changes which are stunningly obvious in Route Finder’s 2D graph that are less so across the whole field of the GRIB frame. Move your finger into the graph. The Route Finder chart displays the actual values of each parameter in the graph at that point AND relates them to their position on the transect by plotting a pointer on that transect.
Time Profile tips the Route Finder on end and pulls insights from your GRIB data that are generally not easy to see without a great deal of effort and documentation. Instead of staring at a particular spot as you page through each frame of your GRIB, simply launch Time Profile and point to that spot on the current frame. Time Profile displays a chart of weather or ocean conditions at that point through all frames of the GRIB. Acquire a multi-frame, multi-day GRIB, drop your finger pointer on a location and see a graph of precipitation totals at that point for each frame. Or identify wind shifts. Move your pointer around the screen & the Time Profile graph dynamically adjusts itself to your target & its underlying weather variables.
Disclaimer: 1. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Ratings and Reviews
Worst customer experience ever
Sad to say this was by far the worst customer service experience I've ever had. I spent a LOT of money on a product that stopped functioning after upgrade and they couldn't fix for me. I was denied any kind of refund. And they were extremely rude throughout the process. I am definitely steering clear of OCENS and any of their products. I prefer companies that stand by their product and their customer.
Pay and pay more
Pay $20 to get the app and then pay up to almost $200 per year to get gribs.
This is a very rich man solution.
I guess I will sell the boat so I can pay for the gribs!
Great GRIB Viewer
It is great to finally find a professional grade GRIB data viewer for the iPad! The ability to download GRIB data directly with the app via regular connections or via satellite phone connections while at sea is really important. Leave it to OCENS to put together such an app to rival their desktop software and continue to utilize their satellite communication know how.
- OCENS, Inc.
- 80.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © OCENS
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.