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Chart Manual

Front cover of the Chart Manual
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This large book covers all aspects of nautical charts and chart reading. It is an excellent supplement and component of the Chart Trainer's digital presentation of nautical chart matters. It covers not only the presentations, formats, and other background data, but also provides information about the use of the infromation underway, which has been adapted from several textbooks on navigation.

A complete electronic edition of this book is included with Chart Trainer v2. It is a separate installation which requires Acrobat Reader ver 5.0 or newer. It has been fully indexed so that users can search for any word or phrase thoughout the multiple documents that make up the book. A complete set of chapter cross-links are provided on each page for convenient navigation within the publication. An abbreviated table of contents is below, or see full table of contents.

The book is also described in the Preface by the book's author, Dr. L. Daniel Maxim and a NOAA staff.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Ocean Service, Washington, DC, 1997

Written by Dr. L. Daniel Maxim and NOAA staff

Elibra Electronic Edition.
Distributed by Starpath School of Navigation

TABLE OF CONTENTS (view detailed Contents)

Preface and Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 General Information and Overview
Chapter 3 Topography and Related Information
Chapter 4 Hydrography and Related Information
Chapter 5 Aids to Navigation
Chapter 6 Landmarks
Chapter 7 Areas, Limits, Tracks, and Routes
Appendix A Glossary
Appendix B Abbreviations

T H E • E N D
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