Multcolib Research: Discovering nautical charts

How to Read A Nautical Chart
How to Read A Nautical Chart A Complete Guide to Understanding and Using Electronic and Paper Charts By Calder, Nigel (Book - 2012 ) 623.8922 C146h 2012 Available in some locations

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.

Chapman Nautical Chart No. 1
Chapman Nautical Chart No. 1 The Essential Guide to Chart Reading and Navigation By United States (Book - 2004 ) 623.8922 U58c 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:The essential reference tool for reading nautical charts, published by the Coast Guard, includes important supplementary information about navigation.

Nautical Chart User's Manual
Nautical Chart User's Manual By Maxim, L. Daniel (eBook - 1997 ) Click here for more »

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.

The Charting of the Oceans
The Charting of the Oceans Ten Centuries of Maritime Maps By Whitfield, Peter (Book - 1996 ) 623.892 W595c Available in some locations

Annotation:Traces the history of humankind's relation to the sea as revealed in ten centuries of maritime maps.

Soundings The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor By Felt, Hali (Book - 2012 ) B-Th3296f 2012 All copies in use Availability details

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.

Hidden Depths
Hidden Depths Atlas of the Oceans (Book - 2007 ) 551.46 H632 2007 Available in some locations

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.

Evergreen Pacific River Cruising Atlas
Evergreen Pacific River Cruising Atlas Columbia, Willamette, Snake By Evergreen Pacific Publishing (Book - 2001 ) 912.795 E93e 2001 In-library use only in some locations

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.


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.

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