Jeppesen Marine has released its spring 2009 C-Map electronic charts for North America, containing the latest new chart editions, port plans and Notice to Mariner changes from official hydrographic office sources, as well as a host of new value-added additions, such as aerial photographs of harbors and marinas.
This new release provides North American boaters with thousands of specific chart changes, including aids to navigation, hazards, channel markers and other data critical to safe navigation. This updated release of the C-Map MAX cartography database for North America also includes thousands of additional aerial photographs of harbors, marinas and inlets. A popular feature, these photos instill confidence when entering an unfamiliar harbor, by providing additional visual references for navigation aids, landmarks, topographical features and even detailed layouts for marina berths.
“A typical electronic chart title will have hundreds of changes that can affect safe navigation — which is why it’s essential for boaters to update their charts at least once each year,” said Chris Cox, Jeppesen Marine North America sales and market manager. “Our annual spring and fall releases — timed for the kickoff of prime boating seasons — provide boaters with the most accurate, up-to-date charts possible. These include all the Coast Guard Notice to Mariner and hydrographic office changes, of course, but boaters also benefit from new photos and added-value data that enhances our cartography and improves the performance of compatible OEM chart plotters.”
For example, the spring 2009 edition of the C-Map MAX Wide chart title NA-MO22 (U.S. East Coast/Bahamas) features more than 10,000 Notice to Mariner changes, 95 new charts and more than 1,350 updated charts. The addition of new aerial photographs brings the total for this one title to 2,849.
The spring 2009 cartography release is now available for C-Map MAX and NT+ charts. Updating charts is easy and affordable, especially for members of Club Jeppesen Marine. Low annual club dues include one automatic chart update each year, along with a range of other useful programs, benefits and savings. Jeppesen Marine’s chart updating processes and affordable options for navigators were recently recognized with an Editor’s Choice Award from a leading North American boating publication.
Jeppesen Marine is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen Marine offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both light and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators, that range from inland and coastal towboats to SOLAS class vessels, rely on Jeppesen Marine, which is chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934 – improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions
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