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