Thursday, July 18, 2013

NZ Linz update in the Marine GeoGarage

5 charts have been updated in the Marine GeoGarage
(Linz June update published July 3 2013

  • NZ5114 Doubtless Bay: Whangaroa Harbour 
  • NZ5121 Cavalli passage 
  • NZ5314 Mercury Islands
  • NZ7654 Chalky and Preservation Inlets 
  • NZ9558 Rarotonga 
Today NZ Linz charts (178 charts / 340 including sub-charts) are displayed in the Marine GeoGarage.

Note :  LINZ produces official nautical charts to aid safe navigation in New Zealand waters and certain areas of Antarctica and the South-West Pacific.

Using charts safely involves keeping them up-to-date using Notices to Mariners
Reporting a Hazard to Navigation - H Note :
Mariners are requested to advise the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority at LINZ of the discovery of new or suspected dangers to navigation, or shortcomings in charts or publications. 

Nautical charts video : LINZ shows how nautical charts are made
Nautical cartographer Jennifer Ryan (Manager Chart Production at Land Information New Zealand) shows how nautical charts are made.
Find out how Lyttelton Port kept operating after the Canterbury earthquakes.
Learn about the navigational aids that help mariners navigate and what a nautical chart shows.

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