Maptech chart navigator is a full-featured software for GPS planning and chart plotting. It has CDs and DVDs containing a detailed cartography of the united states including topographic maps, photo charts, raster charter, and 3D contour charts as if it is a full array software to help customers enjoy the time and plan for their time on the water.
Planning - Chart Navigator Pro makes it easier to plan your next cruising adventure with features like chart quilting, multi-level undo, integrated gazetteer, geo-referenced Coast Pilot, and route obstacle detection. Connect to the Internet, and you can download the latest weather forecasts and charts.
As partner of the Kieler Woche NV Charts is offering all participants and spectators free access to the digital charts for the regatta. Download the NV Charts App and go to Charts > Add offline charts and enter the product id: kiwo-2020 More informatation and app download: nvcharts.com/app/en/sailing=kiwo (free charts valid until 17.9.2020)
Since U.S. charts are in the public domain and are not subject to copyright law, many private companies produce them in paper and digital form. NOAA also offers their own digital versions of their paper charts, available for free download at: nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/index.html.
Chart Number 1: If you are unfamiliar with reading charts, download a .PDF version below of Chart No. 1, Symbols, Abbreviations, and Terms, which explains the basic chart elements used on nautical charts.
NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, Marine Chart Division is responsible to build and maintain a suite of more than 1000 nautical charts that are used by commercial and recreational mariners to navigate the United States and U. S. territory waters safely.A Nautical Chart is a graphic portrayal of the marine environment. They are used to lay out courses and navigate ships by the shortest and most economically safe route. They can also serve as base maps for resource management and shoreline development planning by state and local government.Charts depict the location of the shoreline, minimum water depths, aids to navigation, hazards to navigation, the nature and form of the coast, water depths, the general character and configuration of the sea bottom, the rise and fall of the tides, protected areas, and the characteristics of the Earth's magnetism.The suite of charts is compiled and maintained with data provided by federal, state, and private partners such as the National Ocean Service elements, United States Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Power Squadron Auxiliary, Port Authorities.The charts are currently available as Lithographically printed paper charts, Electronic Raster Nautical Charts (RNCs), up-to-date paper charts (printed with print on demand technology), and are now offered as Digital Vector Electronic Nautical Charts (ENC).The NOAA RNCs are electronic images of the NOAA paper charts. The NOAA RNCs were productized with a successful Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with private sector partner BSB Electronic Charts, a subsidiary of Maptech, Inc. Andover, Massachusetts. As of November 1, 2005 the NOAA RNC's are available for free download via the NOAA website. 1e1e36bf2d