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How to Read A Nautical Chart

  • Author: Nigel Calder
  • Every Aspect of Electronic and Paper Nautical Charts, Includes Chart No. 1
  • Format: Paperback, Pages: 272, Published: February 2012, Edition: 2nd
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    • The classic How to Read a Nautical Chart explains every aspect of electronic and paper nautical charts
    • How a chart is assembled
    • How to gauge the accuracy of chart data,
    • How to read charts created by other governments
    • How to use information such as scale, projection technique and datum that every chart contains
    • How not to get fooled or run aground by over-zooming
    • Nigel Calder teaches you how to squeeze every ounce of information out of a nautical chart (on your GPS, chartplotter, or nav station) and understand the limits of accuracy for all charts, paper and electronic, raster and vector
    • This much-awaited second edition addresses the changes in the world of electronic charting, integrated onboard navigation systems, as well as radar overlays and AIS and their interfacing with charts
    • A new chapter on the Wiki Revolution explores the mechanisms allowing you to incorporate user-generated content into navigational products and share this content with others
      • Harnessing a user-base never before possible
    • Calder also explores how 3D-technology and real-time depth and weather information is creating interactive charting capacities that are fundamentally changing how we navigate
    • Calder's unique, practical insights will help you to navigate safely for years to come
    • About the Author
      • Niger Calder is the author of Marine Diesel Engines (1987, 1991) and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual (1989, 1995), the success of which has made him the most sought-after marine how-to writer in the U.S. and U.K
      • He has published more than 800 magazine articles in SAIL, Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Yachting World , etc., and lectures on cruising to sell-out crowds
      • He is also the author of The Cruising Guide to The Northwest Caribbean (IM, 1991) and Cuba: A Cruising Guide (Imray, 1996)
      • He will be testing his newest ideas with his family during a six-month cruise to the Caribbean and South America this winter

    Publishing Information:

    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Nigel Calder
    • Pages: 272
    • International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
    • Edition: 2nd
    • Publish Date: February 2012
    • ISBN-10: 0071779825
    • ISBN-13: 978-0071779821
    • Dimensions: 0.6" x 8.3" x 10.6"


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