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How To Read A Nautical Chart 2ND ED

How To Read A Nautical Chart 2ND ED


How To Read A Nautical Chart 2ND ED

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Catalog # 9780071779821

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 over-zooming. Nigel Calder teaches you how to squeeze every ounce of information out of a nautical chart (on your GPS, chart-plotter, 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 on-board 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 others--harnessing a user-base never before possible. Calder also explores how 3-D-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.

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Edition date: 2012
Number of pages: 240

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