Marine Charting - A collection of links for marine charts, C-Map, Navionics & NOAA electronic navigation charts, chart plotters, GPS/WAAS charting systems, charting & navigation software, navigation instruments

    NOAA Office of Coast Survey – The Nation's Nautical Chartmaker.   They are responsible for upgrading charts, surveying the seafloor, responding to maritime emergencies, and searching for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation.   All approved U.S. nautical charts, regardless of who sells them, are created and updated by the Office of Coast Survey.   Products include NOAA ENC vector electronic navigational charts, NOAA Paper Nautical Chart, United States Coast Pilot®, NOAA RNC raster navigational charts, ENC & RNC chart viewers, historical charts dating back to 1807, custom charts and more – Silver Spring, MD

    NOAA Office of Coast Survey Interactive Chart Catalog – Find charts for specific locations or areas – Silver Spring, MD

    NOAA Coast Survey U.S. Chart No. 1 – Get the guide to the symbols, abbreviations and terms used on NOAA nautical charts and ENCs.   Free copies of U.S. Chart No. 1 (in PDF format) are available to download – Silver Spring, MD

    NOAA Weekly Chart Updates (LNM and NM corrections)

    NOAA Office of Coast Survey Coast Pilot

    NOAA Marine Navigation – Precision marine navigation is the ability of a vessel to navigate safely and efficiently within U.S. waterways. It relies on foundational oceanographic, meteorological, and electronic navigational charting data; observations; predictions and forecasts; and critical maritime information.  Our goal is to make this information easily accessible and readily available in internationally recognized navigation standards, such as S-100. Doing so will provide support to mariners throughout every step of a voyage.  Here you can find summaries of and links to the various navigation products and services that NOAA and its Federal partners offer.

    B&G – Manufacturers of award-winning chartplotters that enhance your time on the water.   Benefit from high-accuracy GPS and the best marine charts.   Network with Radar, AIS and wind, depth and speed transducers for the ultimate marine navigation system.   B&G is a subsidiary of Navico – Lymington, England

    Big Bay Technologies – Offers a complete line of computers, displays and accessories that have been thoroughly tested and proven to be up to the rigors of marine use.  Products include Books, Videos, Publications & Media, Computers & Software, Electronics & Communications, Navigational, Charting Aids & Instruments.   Their most popular computer is called the Book PC which is a small form factor computer that is easily mounted anywhere on a boat and is capable of running any application you can load – Brea, CA

    Captain Segull's Nautical Sportfishing Charts – Full color, laminated and waterproof marine charts that cover the North American coastline from Penobscot Bay, Maine south to Louisiana  including the Bahamas and Cuba and into the Gulf of Mexico.  Average chart size is 19" X 26" and include latitude and longitude (GPS), Loran lines, contour lines, shore services such as fuel docks, loading ramps, pump-out stations and restaurants.  Also highlighted are fishing holes with local names, coordinates of buoys, inlets, and wrecks – New Bern, NC

    Captn. Jack's – In the business of nautical publishing, sales and distribution for more than 19 years.   Captn. Jack’s tide and navigation books are widely used and trusted by both professional mariners and recreational boaters throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska – Port Ludlow, WA – Involved with the development, production and distribution of electronic chart systems for both the SOLAS market and the fishery and leisure market  since 1982.   Products include TheMAP, commercial and recreational vector and raster electronic charting system software that is compatible with C-MAP and RCDS (ARCS/BSB) databases – Den Helder, Holland

    C-MAP – Provides cartography products and services for all types of leisure boaters, from fishermen and sailing enthusiasts to powerboat owners.   They constantly advance C-MAP cartography products and services to make customers get the most accurate and easy to understand mapping on the market.   C-MAP also provides cartography to the best marine electronics providers in the business, making sure that when you use their chartplotters and navigational equipment, you can also get outstanding C-MAP maps.   You can get C-MAP cartography on chartplotters from B&G, Lowrance, Simrad, Raymarine, Furuno and Humminbird – Mashpee, MA

    Consumer Marine Supply – Discounted Marine and other Supplies.   Flat rate shipping on most items shipped to the lower 48 states.   No sales tax outside of New Jersey.  Products include Chart Plotters, GPS/Plotter Combos, C-MAP Charts, Navionics Charts, Garmin Charts and Charting Software from many manufacturers – Brick, NJ

    Davis – Manufacturers of marine navigation and charting instrumentation and tools including Protractors, Parallel Rules, One-Arm Protractor, Course Plotter, Celestial Navigation Tools, Protractor Triangle, Sextants, Three-arm Protractor, Hand Bearing Compasses, Chart Holders, Artificial Horizon – Hayward, CA

    Electronic Charts Company, Inc – Manufacturers of world class electronic chart navigation systems since 1992.  Products include navigation software and high resolution vector bathymetric maps and navigation charts for the professional mariner – Seattle, WA

    EMS Products – Manufacturers of the NAVIGATOR, a precision ECS/DGPS navigation instrument with a 12-channel parallel processing receiver and advanced navigation packages and worldwide vector digitized chart databases.  The system is designed for harsh environments and meets MIL-SPECS for both water and salt environments – Rahway, NJ

    Fugawi – Manufacturers of Global Navigator and Marine ENC marine navigation software, BSB/ChartKit compatible world maps and charts, and tracking software – Toronto, Canada

    Furuno USA, Inc. – Manufacturers of NavNet integrated navigation systems that are available in radar/chart plotter or GPS/WAAS chart plotter configurations.  Other products include MaxSea navigation software that is compatible with raster, vector and 3D bathymetric charts from a wide range of publishers – Camas, WA

    Garmin International Inc. – Manufacturers of a wide range of waterproof handheld and fixed-mount color GPS/Chartplotters and GPS/Chartplotter/Fishfinders with sunlight readable displays – Olathe, KS

    Global Navigation Software Co. – NavPak is a full featured marine navigation program, available in Professional and Lite editions for PC computers, and a Pocket Edition for Pocket PC computers.  All editions feature high speed graphics, which are compatible with commercially available digital charts and USGS Topographical maps.  NavPak is compatible with virtually all GPS units and other instruments that send NMEA compatible data – San Diego, CA – Shipwreck Charts and Maps with GPS and LORAN coordinates off the New Jersey, New York coast.  The area of coverage of each chart is approximately 28 miles X 36 miles and the charts are fully laminated.  Nowhere else will you find this many wrecks this close to shore – Ventnor City, NJ

    Home Port Charts – Captain Bill Shuda, Sr. and Captain Bill Shuda, Jr. offer the most comprehensive fishing and diving charts available on the market.   Covering the waters of the East Coast from New York to North Carolina and Central Florida to the Keys and Bahamas, Home Port Charts show you more information than any chart plotter can.   Easy to read and understand, the laminated, colorful Home Port Charts map out everything from shoals and danger zones to bridges, depth contours, channels, underwater canyons and fishing areas – Stuart, FL

    iNavX – The #1 handheld chartplotter and the only chartplotter on your phone that delivers thousands of charts from your favorite chartproviders and hundreds of features.  Gives you access to all your favorite charts directly through the app.  From Navionics, CHS, NV Charts, Soltenick, to a host of other chart providers, to overlays from Theyr and GRIB file weather data.  Versions available for iOS and Android – San Francisco, CA

    JRC Japan Radio Co. – Manufacturers of a variety of marine electronics gear.  Products include the PLOT 500F, a combination of the FF50 fish finder and a C-MAP chart plotter, and the RADAR 1800CP, a combination of our 2 kW radar unit and a C-MAP chart plotter – Seattle, WA

    KiwiTech – Manufacturers of KiwiTech Navigator charting software.  Note: Raymarine Company purchased KiwiTech Marine's charting software (it is now called RayTech).  All future products and upgrades will be available from Raymarine.

    Landfall Navigation® – Offers worldwide paper charts (NOAA POD, NOAA, Canadian, DMA, Admiralty, Imray) and electronic marine charts from C-MAP, Garmin, Maptech, Navionics, Nobeltec and more – Stamford, CT

    Lowrance Electronics, Inc. – Manufacturers of a wide variety of marine electronics gear since 1957.   It offers chartplotters, fishfinders, weather/entertainment systems, broadband radar systems, sonar modules systems, mapping solutions, gauges, auto steering systems, and wireless/application systems, as well as insight genesis, VHF/AIS, and engine/NMEA 2000.   Lowrance is a subsidiary of Navico – Tulsa, OK

    Maptech – Products include Chartkit map books, Embassy Cruising Guides, Maptech® Marine Digital Software, Maptech® Waterproof Chartbooks, Richardsons' Waterproof Chartbook + Cruising Guides, NOAA Print-On-Demand Charts and more – New Bedford, MA

    Mighty GPS – Best of breed GPS navigation solutions, charts, maps, and gear.  They provide complete solutions at prices below the manufacturer's suggested retail pricing – Toronto, Canada

    Nautical Charts Online - Source for reliable paper charts including NOAA Nautical Charts, International Charts and Specialty Charts.  Other products include Coast Pilot Books, Light List Volumes, Tide Tables, Folio Charts, USCG Nav Rules, Chart Tubes, etc - Benton Harbour, MI

    Navionics – Since 1984, Navionics has developed and manufactured electronic navigation charts and systems for marine, inland lakes & rivers and outdoors use.  They are arguably the gold standard of electronic charting and have over 500 employees and have the world's largest database of marine and lake charts, covering the salt waters of the entire planet as well as tens of thousands of lakes and rivers.  Navionics charts are compatible with plotters from B&G, Eagle, Furuno, GeoNav, Humminbird, Icom, Lowrance, Marinetek, Nexus Marine, Northstar, Raymarine, Si-Tex and Trimble – Wareham, MA

    New York Nautical – Everything for the serious mariner and everything for the armchair voyager.  NOAA charts, digital charts, cruising guides, maritime books, marine instruments and gifts – Metaire, LA

    NOAA Coast Survey – The Nation's Nautical Chartmaker.   They are responsible for upgrading charts, surveying the seafloor, responding to maritime emergencies, and searching for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation.   All approved U.S. nautical charts, regardless of who sells them, are created and updated by the Office of Coast Survey.   Products include NOAA ENC vector electronic navigational charts, NOAA Paper Nautical Chart, United States Coast Pilot®, NOAA RNC raster navigational charts, ENC & RNC chart viewers, historical charts dating back to 1807, custom charts and more – Silver Spring, MD

    NOAA Coast Survey Chart Locator – Find charts for specific locations or areas – Silver Spring, MD

    NOAA Coast Survey U.S. Chart No. 1 - Get the guide to the symbols, abbreviations and terms used on NOAA nautical charts and ENCs.   Free copies of U.S. Chart No. 1 (in PDF format) are available to download - Silver Spring, MD

    OceanGrafix – Provides commercial and recreational boaters with the very best in nautical charts.  From NOAA navigational charts to those used for hurricane tracking, they provide high quality charting products that help keep boaters safe.  Products include NOAA Print-on-Demand Charts for U.S. Waters, NGA Charts for International Waters, CHS Charts for Canadian Waters, Imray Charts for Caribbean Waters, Historical Charts, NOAA Bathymetric Charts, Hurricane Charts, Coast Pilots, Light List Volumes, Tide and Tidal Current Tables and USCG Navigation Rules and Regulations – St. Paul, MN

    OpenCPN – Free Open Source Chartplotter and Marine GPS Navigation Software for use underway or as a planning tool.  Verified Super Clean Code, Open Source, Developed by Boaters, Real-world Tested, Updated Regularly, Loaded with Features and Its Free Software.

    P-Sea Software Co. – WindPlot GPS Chart Plotter software with Moving Maps for Marine Navigation.  WindPlot can display many types of raster and vector nautical charts including Navionics, MapTech, BSB/NOAA, BSB/CHS, CHS vector, along with our own line of vector and raster bathymetric charts – Morro Bay, CA

    Raymarine – Raymarine chartplotters and multifunction displays are compatible with an ever-expanding range of charts from the world’s top providers, giving you a powerful and flexible navigation experience.  Transform the way you navigate with fully-featured vector charts, dynamic raster charts, plus 3D and satellite chart options – Nashua, NH

    RipCharts – Offers satellite imagery products including Sea Surface Temperature Maps, Chlorophyll Maps, True Color Maps, Surface Current Maps, Altimetry Maps, and Bathymetric Maps for the United States, Baja, and Australia.   Maps are iOS and Android compatible – Houston, TX

    Rose Point Navigation Systems – A leading provider of reliable, easy-to-use navigation solutions for professional mariners and recreational boaters.  Rose Point offers best-in-class marine navigation software, charts and hardware accessories.  Products include Coastal Explorer™, a sophisticated, full-featured, easy-to-use navigation software package designed specifically for the pleasure boater and Rose Point ECS™ that improves operational efficiency, situational awareness, and decision making with straightforward, uncluttered displays and controls that provide instant access to the information professional mariners and fleet operators need to navigate safely  – Redmond, WA

    SeaMarks – A tool for fishermen and divers to manage all their GPS (or Loran) waypoints (readings or marks) and print an organized book of listings and maps. It is easy to use and will make your waypoints work better for you. Its features allow you to plan fishing/diving trips that save time and fuel and to analyze your waypoints for promising areas to explore.  SeaMarks also allows you to easily move your data into and out of a GPS via a memory card transfer or a cable transfer. This means you can move your points from one GPS brand to another or keep two different brand GPSs synchronized – Andren Software Co., Indialantic, FL

    Simrad – A global supplier of marine electronics for yachting and commercial use with over 50 years of experience.  Products include chartrplotters with 5-inch, 7-inch, 9-inch and 12-inch displays with a variety of options and charts.  Simrad is a subsidiary of Navico – Oslo, Norway

    SI-TEX Marine Electronics – Manufacturers of marine electronic charting systems, VHF radios, autopilots, and LCD fish finders.  Charting products include the Navmate and ColorMax6 GPS/WAAS charting systems that feature color LCD active matrix daylight viewable displays, ultra-fast processor, 18-channel GPS/WAAS receiver, programmable Guardian™ Grounding Alarm, and are compatible with the C-MAP MAX charts.  SI-TEX is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koden Electronics, Company, Ltd. of Japan – Riverhead, NY

    Standard Horizon – A pioneer in marine electronics since 1969, Standard Horizon leads the industry with Fixed Mount VHF Radios, Handheld VHF Radios, Marine GPS Chart Plotters, Instruments, and Marine Stereos.  Charting products include the CP150, CP150C, CP170C, CP175C, CP190iNC and CP1000 color, sunlight viewable, WAAS GPS / C-MAP MAX compatible, chart plotters with dual frequency fish finder option – Cypress, CA

    StrikeLines – From plug-and-play GPS files, to county-wide digital basemaps: Our goal is to bridge the technology gap and blow your mind with the possibilities.  Products include digital waypoint management, interactive 3D fishing maps, 4K aerial imagery for inshore fishing, side-scan project consulting, Internet map applications, GPS compatibility, reef sonar survey and sonar data processing – Pensacola, FL

    The CAPN Software – Home of The CAPN marine navigation software for your PC.  It is the easiest to use, most reliable ECS product on the market.  No fancy fluff, just a real-life practical marine navigation tool for workboat, merchant and government professionals including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.  The CAPN is used by the United States Power Squadron in their navigation courses – Largo, FL

    TIMEZERO – Full marine navigation software solutions for recreational sailing and motor boat users or for professional navigation.   Products include TZ Navigator cutting edge software for recreational navigation, TZ Professional the latest generation of professional navigation software, and TZ App the best marine navigation app for coastal sailing.  Through MapMedia, a subsidiary specialized in digital cartography and raster data treatment, TIMEZERO offers more than 6,000 nautical charts from around the world, including vector charts from C-MAP and Navionics data.  This includes special Navionics and C-MAP World Packs for boaters who need complete worldwide coverage.  Over 25,000 installations worldwide, TIMEZERO software is sold in 25 countries on 6 continents – Beaverton, OR

    Waterproof Charts Inc. – The original waterproof chart designed for recreational boaters, fishermen and divers.  For use on deck in any weather.  Over 160 charts (from Western Canada to the Caribbean) are available.  Accurate, used by Coast Guard and Navy.  Foldable and easy to hold Waterproof Charts are printed on synthetic paper and are so tear resistant you can't ruin them – Punta Gorda, FL

    Weems & Plath® – A company steeped in the traditions of navigation, we deliver traditional marine navigation instruments.  Manufacturers of Fine Marine Instruments including Plotting Tools, Navigation Instruments, Compasses, Clocks, Barometers, Dividers, Sextants and more – Annapolis, MD

    Wescott – Manufacturers of marine charting tools including Rulers, Dividers, Folding Parallel Rulers, Protractors and Kits –  Fairfield, CT