Curious that two way chart updates isn't a requirement then, which would be considerably more useful in the long run, and is something that even the Navionics phone app can do. Satellite imagery also would seem to be a useful thing to have in such circumstances.Occasionally my plotter shows my position - but is some distance (sometimes critical) away from where I am according to the built in chart. I can understand how handy occasionally drawing electronic lines on an chart would be. If you don't want to use the features - don't use them - but why stop other people wanting to them? I am glad that Tom Cunliffe seems to be pushing development of apps in this direction - all the ones I have seen are a bit simplistic and no sign of this type of development.
The problem seems to be that if all you have in your toolbox is a pencil, everything looks like a paper chart. These committees could use some more people with technology experience when putting together requirements.
I wasn't saying we shouldn't put the facility in, just that it's unnecessary to make it a requirement for leisure systems.