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 to electronic navigation charts. NOAA announced its...

February 26, 2021
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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 world map.  This map was featureless to begin with, yet...

June 4, 2015
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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Alaska Charts Dangerously Outdated According To NOAA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 officer of the NOAA Ship Fairweather upon embarking on...

August 4, 2012
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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 companies often don’t purchase...

March 12, 2012
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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 announce the third...

March 6, 2012
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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 limited production on September 21. The new system,...

September 20, 2011
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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: NOAA In recognition of the 150th anniversary...

October 8, 2010
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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 decade. From excel...

June 5, 2010
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Poll of the Week: Electronic vs Paper Charts

[polldaddy poll=”72313″] Related Forum Discussion.

October 1, 2009
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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 information on the major systems. You...

May 24, 2008
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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 land has an...

April 7, 2008
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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 tracking points for more detail on...

September 18, 2007
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