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Maps and Geographic Information Systems: Water Navigation Maps

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Water Navigation Maps


The Water Navigational Maps cover US and international bodies of water and coast lines, oceanic or otherwise. The copies are located in the cabinets, and not for navigational use.

The copies are numbered #11000-9700, however, for the most-up-to-date copies of these maps, take a look at NOAA.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration, in the Department of Commerce, has weekly updated charts and maps avaliable for viewing online and have PDF files for printing. Sudoc C 55.418.7:[Chart #].

  • Interactive Chart Catalog 
    This allows people to select a chart from a map of the U.S. and choose their format. You can download a PDF nautical chart, selecting a chart to order from a "print-on-demand" vendor, or finding an electronic chart through this interactive catalog presents a highly integrated suite of navigation products. This is mainly aimed a boaters, in help of finding what map they need for navigational purposes, and therefore is mostly contained of the United States.
  • PDF Water Navigation Maps 
    International Maps. These are more updated and digital copies of the Water Navigation Maps located in the cabinets. And of the traditional nautical maps.
    *Beware, the files are large and graphic heavy

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