Understanding a Nautical Chart 2nd Edition


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We all rely on charts to navigate at sea – but are we missing essential information? A mass of data is included on each chart and deciphering the many symbols and abbreviations can be complicated. The accuracy of some charted depths can be trusted entirely while others should be treated with caution. This book will tell you where to find – and how to understand – this vital knowledge.

Understanding a Nautical Chart explains how charts are compiled before guiding you the elements that make up these vital navigational tools. Improve your understanding of charts and you will navigate with increased safety and confidence.

Understanding a Nautical Chart offers superb value. In addition to a wealth of advice there is a key to all the chart symbols and abbreviations.

  • Includes information on eletronic charts
  • How to update a chart
  • Establish the accuracy of each chart
  • Ideal for professional mariners and leisure sailors
  • Includes a key to every Admiralty chart symbol and abbreviation