For the summer of 2013, NOAA is testing MyNOAACharts, a tablet application that allows users to download NOAA nautical charts and editions of the U.S. Coast Pilot. The beta test for MyNOAACharts will end on Labor Day, September 2, 2013. The beta app is only available for Android™ tablets throughout the testing period.
MyNOAAChart, which can be used on land and on the water, has GPS built-in capabilities, letting users find their positions on a NOAA nautical chart. They can zoom in any specific location with a touch of the finger, or zoom out for the big picture to plan their day of sailing. The Coast Pilot has geo-tagged some of the major references and provides links to appropriate federal regulations.
What do I get with this app?
- Download any of NOAA’s 1,023 nautical charts.
Throughout the beta test, you can also update any chart you have downloaded.
- Download any of NOAA’s nine volumes of the U.S. Coast Pilot.
Throughout the beta test, you can also update any Coast Pilot you have downloaded.
How do I get MyNOAACharts?
Download MyNOAACharts on your Android tablet, using the Google Play™ Store.
Why is this only a beta test, on only Android tablets?
Expanding the app across a multitude of platforms, ensuring easy accessibility to over a thousand charts and nearly 5,000 pages of U.S. Coast Pilot, will take considerable resources. Before we commit to such a large undertaking, we want the app’s users to let us know if the app meets their needs.
How do I let you know if I have problems with MyNOAACharts?
If you have problems, please send your questions or comments through our Inquiry & Comments System.
How do I encourage NOAA to make this app available permanently?
We welcome all comments at our Inquiry & Comments System.
Important notice for commercial mariners: MyNOAACharts does not fulfill chart carriage requirements for regulated commercial vessels under Titles 33 and 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations.