How to Read A Nautical Chart

How to Read A Nautical Chart

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Using Electronic and Paper Charts

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
An updated version of the classic guide discusses the limits on the accuracy of both paper and electronic charts, explains both American and international symbols, and considers changes over time, different devices, and user-generated charts.

McGraw Hill

Authoritative, practical, and hands-on information on reading and relying on electronic and paper nautical charts

The classic How to Read a Nautical Chart explains every aspect of electronic and paper nautical charts: how a chart is assembled, how to gauge the accuracy of chart data, how to read charts created by other governments, how to use information such as scale, projection technique and datum that every chart contains; how not to get fooled or run aground by overzooming. 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.

This much-awaited second edition addresses the changes in the world of electronic charting, integrated onboard navigation systems, as well as radar overlays and AIS and their interfacing with charts. A new chapter onthe Wiki Revolution explores the mechanisms allowing you to incorporate user-generated content into navigational products and share this content with others—harnessing a user-base never before possible. Calder also explores how 3D-technology and real-time depth and weather information is creating interactive charting capacities that are fundamentally changing how we navigate. Calder's unique, practical insights will help you to navigate safely for years to come.



Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine/McGraw-Hill, c2012
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780071779821
0071779825
Branch Call Number: 623.894 CA
Characteristics: 271 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm

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