How NOAA used to do it: lithographing charts on printing presses in 1908.
Today, we make Print On Demand charts to ship to you, and stock a selection of pre-printed charts in our stores.
Print-on-demand technology now makes paper charts as up-to-date as possible, with the latest Notice to Mariners, corrections, and NGA or NOAA safety updates available daily.
You can order them online, and we’ll print them to order and ship them to you from our warehouse.
Admiralty Notices to Mariners or Weekly Notices serve the purpose of correcting and updating charts, which are being supplied to the vessels electronically or in paper format.
Various Means to update and keep corrected the chart outfit system onboard are – Issued on a weekly basis by the Admiralty, these notices contain corrections to charts and various other publications such as Admiralty sailing directions and Admiralty list of lights and radio signals.
They serve as a primary means to plan and record routes, an accurate backup to electronic charts, and a reliable source of interesting information about the waters where you enjoy boating.So whether you are spending the day fishing on the lake, cruising on the coast or off-roading through the desert you will have more options making it easier to find just the right map for your interest. It is as easy as uploading a sonar log from your Lowrance chartplotter to the Insight Genesis web site.Within minutes you will receive a link to view your customized contour map.The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is the source for charts of Canadian waters. NOAA also offers their own digital versions of their paper charts, available for free download at: Consider the following selection criteria when choosing a chart: Scale: Common chart scales range from large to small (,000 to 1:2,000,000, for example).Remember, a large-scale chart covers a small area, and a small-scale covers a large area.