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     •   Coast Survey Publishes New Editions of Eastern Long Island Sound Nautical Charts  
     •   NOAA Publishes Updated Cobscook Bay Area Chart  
     •   U.S. Chart No. 1 Moves into Electronic Age  
     •   New Mobile App Provides Free Nautical Charts for Recreational Boating  
     •   NOAA starts 2013 post-Sandy surveys at Statue of Liberty  
     •   Public Invited to Hydrographic Services Review Panel Webinar  

Coast Survey Plans for New Arctic Nautical Charts

     •   Cmdr. Shepard Smith is New Chief of Marine Chart Division  
     •   U.S. and Canada eliminate overlapping ENC coverage in the Great Lakes  
     •   NOAA's Navigation Services speed post-SANDY recovery  
     •   Will Boaters use QR Codes on Print-on-Demand Charts?  
     •   Happy Holidays from Coast Survey  
     •   NOAA names Glang nation's hydrographer, director of Coast Survey  
     •   NOAA Ship Fairweather Conducting Hydrographic
Reconnaissance Survey of the Arctic
     •   NOAA Commissions New Survey Vessel Ferdinand R. Hassler  
     •   Boston Survey for Harborfest and Hurricane Prep  
     •   Changes to US-Canada ENC coverage effective July 26  
     •   New Chart Inset Makes for Safer Sailing in Norfolk Inner Harbor  
     •   Upgraded NOAA Charts Help Mariners Avoid Right Whales  
     •   Is a Coast Survey Team Coming to Your Home Port?  
     •   Sea Floor Survey Support Texas Maritime Trade  
     •   New Edition of U.S. Chart No. 1 Available Now  
     •   Changes to US-Canada ENC Coverage - Effective Dec. 15  
     •   NOAA's Newest Chart Supports Puerto Rico Maritime Economy  
     •   Thomas Jefferson Surveys Block Island Sound  
     •   NOAA Charts Provide More Info, Faster  
     •   NOAA Responds to Irene in Hampton Roads  
     •   NOAA National Ocean Service Prepares for Hurricane Aftermath  
     •   NOAA Seeks Your Opinion on Navigation Services  
     •   Bay Hydro II Helps Boat in Distress  
     •   NOAA Ship Fairweather Sets Sail to Map Areas of the Arctic  
     •   New Leadership for Coast Survey's Navigation Services Division  
     •   New Report Tells of U.S. Coast Survey Scientific Role in the Civil War  
     •   June 21 is World Hydrography Day  
     •   NOAA Encourages Boaters to Get Up-to-Date Nautical Charts for Spring  
     •   NOAA Updates U.S. Virgin Islands Hydrographic Data in Protected Reef Areas  
     •   Civil War Maps and Charts are Available Free to the Public  
     •   Coast Survey Responds to March 11 Tsunami  
     •   U.S. Collaborates with Arctic Coastal States to Improve Nautical Charts  
     •   Map Innovation Aids Pro-Union Cause, 1861  
     •   Coast Survey Unveils Special Collection of Civil War Maps & Charts  
     •   Nautical Charts Come Alive with New Poster Series  
     •   Coast Survey Contracts for LIDAR Hydrograpic Data  
     •   NOAA Ship Fairweather Maps Aid Shipping Through Bering Straits  
     •   Coast Survey Ready to Assist with Hurricane Recovery  
     •   NOAA Coast Survey Updates Hydrographic Survey Priorities  
     •   NOAA Nautical Charts Display Deepwater BP Oil Spill Projections  
     •   Coast Survey Scientist Adds NOAA Vision to Marine Transportation Research Needs  
     •   June 21 is World Hydrography Day!  
     •   Thomas Jefferson Undertakes Research Mission in the Gulf  
     •   nowCOAST Information Now Easier to Access  
     •   NOAA Sponsors New Alliance to Promote Navigation Safety  
     •   NOAA Warns Mariners of Serious Display Issue with ECDIS  
     •   NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson to Map Ocean Floor in Gulf of Mexico  
     •   Removal of LORAN-C Features from Nautical Products  
     •   Captain John Lowell Named Director of OCS  
     •   Recovery Funds Help Maritime Navigation  
     •   Whale Struck by Mapping Vessel  
     •   New Survey Vessel Being Readied for Action  
     •   ’Hydropalooza’ Provides Deeper Understanding of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay  
     • OCS Ready for Hurricane Season  
     • NOAA and OSU Map Oregon’s Seafloor  
     •   Healy Returns from Mapping Expedition in the Arctic  
     •   Hydropalooza Kicks Off in Alaska's Kachemak Bay  
     •   OCS Dedicates R/V Bay Hydro II  
     •   Revised Reprint Nautical Charts  
     •   Removal of LORAN-C Lattices from Charts  

Website Improvements Make Finding Charts Easier

Finding your chart – whether paper print-on-demand, PDF, raster, or electronic – just got easier with the new nauticalcharts.noaa.gov home page. But the improvements don’t stop there! The re-design also makes it easier to explore chart data, find your U.S. Coast Pilot, and share your ideas with Coast Survey.

Do you prefer searching for your nautical product from a map?

Try our new Map Based Chart Locator, from the map graphic at the bottom center of the home page. Choose the chart format (paper or electronic) from the tabs to see all available chart outlines. Zoom in and click on the chart you want, then select a download option from the right hand listing. From there you can view an individual chart, download the ENC, RNC, PDF, or BookletChart, find a chart vendor, or see what notice to mariner corrections have been applied. You can also access the U.S. Coast Pilot download page.

Do you already know your chart number? Or do you want to scroll through a list?

Click on the Charting Product List link to take you to our familiar product download page. You can still search by region or chart number and download charts or other products. (Reminder: we now carry National Geospatial Intelligence Agency – NGA – charts that cover non-U.S. waters.) Be sure to check out our historical chart collection, which includes free viewing and download of over 35,000 beautiful charts, maps, and other documents dating back to the 1800s.

Check out great new chart viewers. 

The top right section has Continuous Chart Viewers. Click on the links for Traditional (NOAA RNC®) or Electronic (NOAA ENC®) to explore our seamless compilations of data from the raster navigational charts (RNCs) or the electronic navigational charts (ENCs). These are great if you just want to see what the area looks like without downloading or purchasing a chart. You don’t even need a chart number! Just zoom into your area of interest and enjoy.

The Traditional viewer is NOAA RNC Online, a compilation of our raster charts – which are digital replicas of the paper charts. The Electronic viewer (NOAA ENC Online) shows the data from our electronic charts, including detailed information on charted features. Just click a feature to open a description block. 

We recommend using a high-speed internet connection with these viewers.

Other enhancements include easy access to our Feedback system, where you can report a chart discrepancy, let us know what you think about our products and services, and suggest website improvements. Our center top image will rotate through interesting articles, images, and hot topics posted on our NOAA Coast Survey blog. You can also join our newsletter to keep abreast of the latest news and happenings as we survey the coast for the safety of our maritime transportation and the environment.

Dec. 23, 2013

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