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Electronic Charts on CD-ROM or Cartridge

Electronic charts are available for both computers and marine electronics devices--GPS units, chart plotters, radar, and more.  Waypoint stocks a complete collection of chart CD-ROM's for all parts of the world and offers next-day delivery for most cartridge chart regions--just place your order by phone, fax, or on-line by 2:00 p.m. Pacific time.

CD-ROM Charts

Digital charts on CD-ROM (or floppy disk, too) feature both raster and vector images from many nautical chart sources.  Some even include geo-referenced aerial photographs.  They're in full-color and include all information that you find on traditional charts--depth contours and soundings, nav markers, and more.  Generally, they are only compatible with computer navigation programs and will work with just a few chart plotters.   If you do not have navigation software installed on your computer, check out our marine navigation software page to select a program.

Not all digital charts on CD-ROM are compatible with all marine software brands.  Check your users manual for compatibility.


C-Map Cartridge Charts

Electronic charts for traditional marine electronics devices--chart plotters, GPS receivers, radar units--are supplied on cartridges containing vector images.  Detail levels vary from land outlines plus a couple of depth contours and basic marks to almost all of the details found on a paper chart.  Some chart cartridges contain encoded references for port services, tide and current predictions, and more.

Before shopping for cartridge charts, confirm the manufacturer and model number for your plotter--this information is absolutely critical.  Please also note the make and model of your plotter when ordering; just use the comments section of the on-line order form.




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