Argo’s autoroute feature will automatically create a quick and safe route for you based off of your boat’s draft. It’s important to make sure your boat information is properly set up in your Profile before using autoroute because Argo uses the boat’s draft and buffer to make sure the route is deep enough for your boat.

To plot your own route, use manual routing mode

autorouting home

1. Press the Routing Button Autoroute Icon

Found in the top menu next to Search. You can also tap any place on the map and then choose “Create Route” Take Voyage Icon from the place preview screen.

1. Press the Routing Button Autoroute Icon

Found in the top menu next to Search. You can also tap any place on the map and then choose “Create Route” Take Voyage Icon from the place preview screen.

autorouting home

autorouting mode

2. Switch to Autoroute Mode

In the bottom left corner there is a toggle with options and . Make sure that the option with the “A” is toggled on (colored blue). The app will remain in the mode last used, but you can change it at any time.

If you want to plot your own route or if Argo does not have depth data for your area, choose the for manual routing mode. Learn more about manual routing here.

2. Switch to Autoroute Mode

In the bottom left corner there is a toggle with options and . Make sure that the option with the “A” is toggled on (colored blue). The app will remain in the mode last used, but you can change it at any time.

If you want to plot your own route or if Argo does not have depth data for your area, choose the for manual routing mode. Learn more here.

autorouting mode

3. Choose Your Destination

Search for a place or select from Port of Origin Port of Origin Icon, History History Icon, Favorites Favorites Icon, Choose on Map Choose on Map Icon or Enter Coordinates coordinates. Once your start and destination points are selected Argo will automatically create a route.

Note: If you are on the water, Argo will use your current location as the starting point. If you prefer a different location, once the preview screen has loaded tap on My Location and choose a new location.

autorouting destination

autorouting destination

3. Choose Your Destination

Search for a place or select from Port of Origin Port of Origin Icon, History History Icon, Favorites Favorites Icon, Choose on Map Choose on Map Icon or Enter Coordinates coordinates. Once your start and destination points are selected Argo will automatically create a route.

Note: If you are on the water, Argo will use your current location as the starting point. If you prefer a different location, once the preview screen has loaded tap on My Location and choose a new location.

4. Preview the Route

Check out the ETA (Estimated Arrival Time) and distance.

Tap on the Swap Icon icon to swap the Start and Destination Points.

autorouting preview

autorouting preview

4. Preview the Route

Check out the ETA (Estimated Arrival Time) and distance.

Tap on the Swap Icon icon to swap the Start and Destination Points.

5. Make Sure the Route is Safe

Argo color codes the route based on whether it is safe for your boat to pass. Make sure to zoom in.

Blue – Proceed

The water’s depth is safely above your draft and the buffer you have set up in your Profile Profile Icon.

Yellow- Caution

The depth is within your buffer.

Red – Do Not Proceed

The depth is less than your draft. Argo can’t find a safe route.

autorouting safe route

autorouting safe route

5. Make Sure the Route is Safe

Argo color codes the route based on whether it is safe for your boat to pass. Make sure to zoom in.

Blue – Proceed

The water’s depth is safely above your draft and the buffer you have set up in your Profile Profile Icon.

Yellow- Caution

The depth is within your buffer.

Red – Do Not Proceed

The depth is less than your draft. Argo can’t find a safe route.

6. Save the Route

If you don’t want to take a voyage right now, you can save the route to your Captain’s Log to take later. Press the “Save” button, add a title and a description for the route, then it’ll be added to your Captain’s Log.

6. Save the Route

If you don’t want to take a voyage right now, you can save the route to your Captain’s Log to take later. Press the Save Route button, add a title and a description for the route, then Save & Exit and it’ll be added to your Captain’s Log.

autorouting start voyage

7. Start the Voyage

If you want to take the voyage, press Start Voyage Button. For more details on taking a voyage check out the Voyage tutorial. If you don’t want to save the route to your Captain’s Log, tap the back arrow in the upper left to go back to the Home screen.

7. Start the Voyage

If you want to take the voyage, press Start Voyage Button.  For more details on taking a voyage check out the Voyage tutorial. If you don’t want to save the route to your Captain’s Log, tap the back arrow in the upper left to go back to the Home screen.

autorouting start voyage