Nigel Calder

How to Read a Nautical Chart

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Authoritative, practical, and hands-on information on reading and using electronic and paper nautical charts. 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 Digital, how to read charts created by other governments, how to use information such as scale, projection technique and datum and how not to get run aground by over zooming. Nigel Calder teaches you how to get the most out of a nautical chart (on your GPS, chartplotter, or nav station) and to understand the limits of accuracy for all charts; paper and electronic, raster and vector. This much-anticipated second edition addresses the changes in the world of electronic charting and 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 that allow 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 is creating interactive charting capacities that are fundamentally changing how we navigate. Calder's unique, practical insights will help you navigate safely for years to come.
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Product Information
  • Stock code: RB0565
  • Author: Nigel Calder
  • Publisher: Instructional
  • Publication details: 18, Paperback
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Edition date: 2012
  • ISBN: 9780071779821
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