How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition (Includes ALL of Chart #1): A Complete Guide to Using and Understanding Electronic and Paper Charts (International Marine-RMP)

How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition (Includes ALL of Chart #1): A Complete Guide to Using and Understanding Electronic and Paper Charts (International Marine-RMP) Author Nigel Calder
ISBN-10 0071779825
ISBN-13 9780071779821
Year 2012-03-08
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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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 on the Wiki Revolution explores the mechanisms allowing you to incorporate user generated content into navigational products and share this content with othersharnessing 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

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