Multcolib Research: Discovering nautical charts
Annotation:Nigel Calder teaches you how to squeeze every ounce of information out of a nautical chart (on your GPS, chartplotter, or nav station) and understand the limits of accuracy for all charts, paper and electronic, raster and vector.
Annotation:The essential reference tool for reading nautical charts, published by the Coast Guard, includes important supplementary information about navigation.
Annotation:The online edition of the Nautical Chart User's Manual provides a wealth of technical information concerning the structure, layout and construction of a nautical chart, covering basic topographic and hydrographic features, aids to navigation, chart symbols, miscellaneous other charting features and supplemental information.
Annotation:A compelling portrait of one of the most interesting "forgotten" women of the twentieth century, the scientist who mapped, for the first time, the ocean floor.
Annotation:Atlas developed by NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution devoted to ocean education and literacy, that covers a comprehensive range of subjects from the physical ocean to current conservation efforts, and challenges to address to ensure a productive future for the ocean.
Annotation:This library blog post explains how to find current and historical nautical charts on the Web.
Annotation:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's 1000+ U.S. coastal and Great Lakes nautical charts that provide navigational information to mariners.
Annotation:Reproductions of NOAA and Candian Hydrographic Service maps in a handy spiral bound format, with additional information overlaid about things like towns and boat ramps and moorings. Of course the charts in them are NOT up-to-date, and contain disclaimers stating that they should not be used as a sole source for navigational information.
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Books and online resources for learning about and reading nautical charts, finding current nautical charts, and exploring the history of mapping the oceans. - Catherine M.