Size: 13" x 19"
Folding: Map-folded into 8 panels. Folded, the product measures 4" x 6". Publisher partners may elect to distribute them unfolded.
Colors: Both sides contain color. There are fewer than 256 on the chart side. The reverse side may contain any of 65,000 colors.
Chart Side Content:
The chart side of a Pocket Chart is a complete NOAA nautical chart, reduced in scale to an average of 34% of full scale. The text is legible, but the soundings and other small text are very small, and many people will not be able to read them easily. The result is suitable for its intended use as a locator, but is not suitable for real navigation.
The chart has been overlaid with enlarged text for certain populated places important to recreational boaters, landmarks, water body names, and the characteristics of key aids-to-navigation. The overlay is to help boaters use the PocketChart as a locator.
The PocketChart is re-compiled by NOAA from up-to-date files every time a Notice to Mariner causes a chart to change and every time a new edition of a chart is issued.
Reverse Side Content:
The reverse side contains a cover panel when the PocketChart is folded. This cover identifies the chart title and has a small sketch of what area the chart covers.
The rest of the reverse side is a mix of safety, education, and boating information. The information comes from the federal government, state governments, and various private sources that permit NOAA to include their copyrighted material (Note: Copyright has not been waived for the private material, and use of it for any purpose other than printing PocketCharts in accordance with the Agent Agreement is prohibited).
Examples of information that may be included on the reverse side:
Selected information from the United States Coast Pilot
Table 2 tide correctors
Safety information from Coast Guard publications
State boater education regulations, boat licensing requirements, state rules and regulations
Public boat launch ramps
United States Power Squadron boater education information
Nautical chart design and usage information
Coast Guard navigation rules
National Estuarine Research Reserve information
Weather information or warnings
The information on each chart's reverse side has information specific to that chart, and some information that applies to all areas. The information differs from chart to chart.
Method of Provision to Publisher Partners:
The files are distributed as printer-ready files. Publishers merely copy them to the specified printer.
Parties legitimately interested in becoming a publisher partner may request a sample PocketChart™ from at Chart Inquiries (questions/comments).