How to Read a Nautical Chart A Complete Guide to Understanding and Using Electronic and Paper Charts

ISBN-10: 0071779825
ISBN-13: 9780071779821
Edition: 2nd 2012
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List price: $37.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 2/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Authoritative, practical, and hands-on information on reading and relying on electronic and paper nautical chartsThe classicHow to Read a Nautical Chartexplains 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 overzooming. 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 onthe 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.

Nigel Calder is a prolific science writer who has contributed to both British and American publications, including Science and Nation. He wrote the script for the television series Einsteins Universe. His book Magic Cosmoswas shortlisted for the 2004 Aventis Science Book Prize.

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