Thursday, February 2, 2023

UKHO Extends Timeline for Phase-Out of Admiralty Paper Charts

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has extended the timetable for ceasing its paper chart production in response to user feedback. For more than two centuries,

February 2, 2023
Total Views: 1336

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Qeqertaq Avannarleq, the northern most island

Was The World’s ‘Northern-Most Island’ Erased From Charts?

by Kevin Hamilton (University of Hawaii) In 2021, an expedition off the icy northern Greenland coast spotted what appeared to be a previously uncharted island.

September 10, 2022
Total Views: 4331

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Going Digital: UKHO to Phase Out Traditional Paper Nautical Charts

For more than two centuries, mariners, shipping companies and international governments have relied on UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) charts to safely navigate

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 3415

Friday, February 26, 2021

NOAA Kicks Off Transition Exclusively to Electronic Navigation Charts

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is set to begin implementing its sunset plan for paper nautical charts as it transitions exclusively

February 26, 2021
Total Views: 10803

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Old Shipping Routes Map

Plot Logbook Entries from 18/19th century ship logs and you get this amazing chart

Scan a large collection of 18th- and 19th-century ships’ logs (1), plot them on a blank digital canvas canvas, and you get this extraordinary

June 4, 2015
Total Views: 253

Saturday, August 4, 2012
noaa ship fairweather in Alaskan waters

Alaska Charts Dangerously Outdated According To NOAA

“Much of Alaska’s coastal area has never had full bottom surveys to measure water depths,” according to Cmdr. James Crocker, commanding

August 4, 2012
Total Views: 18

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pay As You Sail – Transas Offers Free Charts For Voyage Planning

One of the frustrations of planning voyages to new ports is obtaining charts. To reduce costs and also to avoid having to correct old charts, shipping

March 12, 2012
Total Views: 280

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

iPad Charting Apps – Has ECDIS Reached the Small Screen?

In just two short years, Apple’s iPad has grown to dominate the world of tablet computing with over 48 million units sold. Tomorrow Apple is set to

March 6, 2012
Total Views: 377

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Digital Charts – NOAA Takes Technological Leap Forward in Creating Navigational Charts

NOAA’s development of a new navigational chart processing system, designed to meet the changing needs of the maritime community, moves into initial

September 20, 2011
Total Views: 73

Friday, October 8, 2010

‘Charting a More Perfect Union’: NOAA releases Civil War chart collection

U.S. Coast Survey cartographers traveled with Union forces to produce battlefield maps during the Civil War (Map of the Battlefield of Chickamauga). Credit:

October 8, 2010
Total Views: 4

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Antique Chart Overlays – Google Mashup

Ever wonder how your voyage plan would look to Gerardus Mercator, John Speed or even Captain Cook? Laying out voyage plans has gotten easier in the past

June 5, 2010
Total Views: 10

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Poll of the Week: Electronic vs Paper Charts

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October 1, 2009
Total Views: 3

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The 2008 Submarine Cable Map is selling one of the most interesting world maps I’ve seen to date. The map depicts the over 120 subsea cables including detailed

May 24, 2008
Total Views: 61

Monday, April 7, 2008

Antipode Maps: The Far Side of the World

This map shows the antipodes of each point on the Earth‘s surface – the points where the blue and pink overlap are land antipodes. Notice that most

April 7, 2008
Total Views: 64

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hurricane Tracking Mashup

Here is a list of gCaptain’s picks for the most interesting ways to track Hurricanes. 1)’s Hurricane Tracker. Click on past and future

September 18, 2007
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