St. Paul, MN – June 17, 2013 – OceanGrafix, the first company to offer NOAA print-on-demand nautical charts, today announced the availability of the groundbreaking new edition of U.S. Chart No. 1, which for the first time in the chart’s history now includes electronic chart symbology. With a changed look and a new title, U.S. Chart No. 1: Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms used on Paper and Electronic Navigational Charts, is the first “Chart 1” produced by any country to include both paper and electronic chart symbology.
The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey issued the first edition of U.S. Chart No. 1 in 1948, giving mariners a standard guide for understanding the symbols, abbreviations and terms used on paper nautical charts. As it has for 65 years, the latest release of U.S. Chart No. 1 describes the symbols used on paper nautical charts. New in Edition 12, however, is the inclusion of symbols specified by the International Hydrographic Organization for the display of electronic navigational charts (ENC) on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
U.S. Chart No. 1 is produced by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). More of a book than a chart, the 129-page Edition 12 supersedes all previous editions. Print-on-demand copies are available now from OceanGrafix.
OceanGrafix is the first company to offer NOAA print-on-demand nautical charts for recreational and commercial boaters. Working in partnership with NOAA, the company ensures distribution of the most accurate, up-to-date NOAA paper charts, as well as a variety of charts for international waters.