Monday, June 10, 2013

US NOAA update in the Marine GeoGarage

14 charts have been updated in the Marine GeoGarage
(NOAA update mi-May 2013-1st week of June 2013)

NOAA Charts Show New IMO Traffic Separation Scheme off California
NOAA has updated a series of raster and electronic navigational charts to comply with routing regulations approved late last year by the International Maritime Organization (IMO COLREG.2/Circ.64,December 4, 2012).
The routing establishes a new traffic separation scheme off the northern coast of California, effective June 1

see GeoGarage blog : California shipping lanes moved in attempt to avoid killing whales

  • 11324 Galveston Bay Entrance Galveston and Texas City Harbors
  • 11356 Isles Dernieres to Point au Fer
  • 11428 Okeechobee Waterway St. Lucie Inlet to Fort Myers; Lake Okeechobee
  • 11542 Florida Keys Sombrero Key to Sand Key
  • 12326 Approaches to New York Fire lsland Light to Sea Girt
  • 12332 Raritan River Raritan Bay to New Brunswick
  • 12368 North Shore of Long Island Sound Sherwood Point to Stamford Harbor
  • 13223 Narragansett Bay. Including Newport Harbor
  • 13287 Saco Bay and Vicinity
  • 13298 Kennebec River Bath to Courthouse Point
  • 18649 Entrance to San Francisco Bay
  • 18724 Port Hueneme And Approaches;Port Hueneme
  • 18725 Port Hueneme to Santa Barbara;Santa Barbara;Channel Islands Harbor and Port Hueneme;Ventura
  • 18746 San Pedro Channel;Dana Point Harbor
Today 1024 NOAA raster charts (2166 including sub-charts) are included in the Marine GeoGarage viewer.

How do you know if you need a new nautical chart?
See the changes in new chart editions.
NOAA chart dates of recent Print on Demand editions

Note : NOAA updates their nautical charts with corrections published in:
  • U.S. Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners (LNMs),
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Notices to Mariners (NMs), and
  • Canadian Coast Guard Notices to Mariners (CNMs)
While information provided by this Web site is intended to provide updated nautical charts, it must not be used as a substitute for the United States Coast Guard, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or Canadian Coast Guard Notice to Mariner publications

Please visit the
NOAA's chart update service for more info.

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