nautical chart


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nautical chart

[′nȯd·ə·kəl ′chärt]
(navigation)
A graphic representation on a plane surface of a section of the earth's sea surface constructed to include known dangers and aids to navigation. Also known as marine chart.
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The Australian Hydrographic Service is the Commonwealth Government agency responsible for the publication and distribution of nautical charts and publications required for meeting Australia's responsibilities under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the Navigation Act requirements which includes ships navigating in Australian waters.
Lebanon's nautical charts date from the '60s and any intervening changes to underwater topography may not be properly recorded.
The Louis-commissioned map was rubbished by the Greek authorities but a new survey was then carried out by the Hydrographic Office of the Hellenic Navy, which is the official government authority for conducting hydrographic surveys and issuing nautical charts in Greek waters.
The latest required the review and update of existing nautical charts from this area for safety of navigation and docking purposes.
For instance, a Digital Nautical Chart of a harbor approach will show bathymetry and land data, approved navigation lanes, buoy and channel marker information, established landmarks for navigation fixes, hazards to navigation, etc.
In a tiny bakery just across the street from the Fisherman's Memorial in Cordova, Alaska, Brian O'Neill is using a tablecloth--a laminated nautical chart of Prince William Sound--to diagram the worst environmental disaster in North American history.
Schmieder was studying a nautical chart of california waters when he noticed the Cordell Bank, a shallow rise 50 miles northwest of San Francisco.
He said: "I don't know if it was detected or not, but on the nautical chart it was marked just as water and some 100-150 metres (328ft-492ft) from the rocks, and we were about 300 metres (984ft) from the shore, more or less.
He said: "I don't know if it was detected or not, but on the nautical chart it was marked just as water and some 100-150m from the rocks, and we were about 300m from the shore, more or less.
According to the nautical chart, there should have been sufficient water underneath us," he added.
I don't know if it was detected or not but on the nautical chart it was marked just as water at some 100-150 meters from the rocks and we were about 300 meters from the shore, more or less.
This is the true nautical chart, which in France was known as the ``carte reduite'' or reduced chart because of its usefulness in identifying the route, for quite some time.