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Paradise Cay Publications  |  SKU: INT448

How to Read A Nautical Chart, 2nd edition

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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 others? harnessing a user base never before possible. Calder also explores how 3D technology and real-time depth and weather information are 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.


INT448 Specifications
FORMAT Paperback
AUTHOR Nigel Calder
PAGES 240 pages
DIMENSIONS (IN) 8.5 x 11
ISBN 9780071779821
SUPPLIER/PUBLISHER McGraw Hill/ International Marine