Important Chart Warning: Caution with Vertical Clearances on some Canada Raster Charts

The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) would like to let you know of that the vertical clearances (bridges, etc…) on charts and equivalent BSB 1313, 1314, 4026, 4275, 2250, 2283-1, 2283-2, 4266, 4201 are inaccurate. Caution.

The MapMedia mm3d Charts concerned are:

Canada Chart – MWRMNA80MAP (only East Coast and Great Lakes)

Canada Nautical Chart - MWRMNA80MAP

Great Lakes – West Chart – WRMNA900MAP

Great Lakes - West Nautical Chart - WRMNA900MAP

Great Lakes – East Chart – WRMNA901MAP

Great Lakes - East Nautical Chart - WRMNA901MAP

Canada – St Lawrence River Chart – WRMNA902MAP

Canada - St Lawrence River Nautical Chart - WRMNA902MAP

Canada – Newfoundland Chart – WRMNA903MAP

Canada - Newfoundland Nautical Chart - WRMNA903MAP

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

New MaxSea Chart RSS Feed

Jeppesen Chart Updates for Europe

The following 24 Jeppesen vector chart zones for Europe have been updated and are available as of Thursday, July 17th, 2014. 

Europe Jeppesen Vector Chart UpdateDownload these nautical charts online from our Chart Catalog

New MaxSea Chart RSS Feed

Nautical Charts Enhancements

The chart data in these zones has been updated, and many areas now include additional details, which makes for the safest navigation possible.

Here are some examples of direct comparisons between the last version and new versions of the charts:

NORTH-WEST EUROPEAN COASTS – WVJEWM227MAP6.1 NORTH-WEST EUROPEAN COASTS WEST EUROPEAN COASTS AND WEST MEDITERRANEAN – MWVJEWM010MAP6.1 WEST EUROPEAN COASTS AND WEST MED. EUROPEAN INLAND WATERS – MWVJENM018MAP6.1 EUROPEAN INLAND WATERS

See more examples of the new chart updates in our Google+ and Facebook albums.

These charts are available to purchase in the MaxSea webstore, by contacting MaxSea sales at info@maxsea.fr or through your local MaxSea reseller.

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Jeppesen Chart Updates for North and South America

The following 19 Jeppesen vector chart zones for various parts of North and South America have been updated and are available as of Monday, June 16th, 2014. 

Download these nautical charts online from our Chart Catalog:

Updated navigation chart list

To visualise the coverage of each chart region, simply replace “CHARTREFERENCE” with the chart reference name at the end of the following link:
maxsea.com/products/charts?zonename=CHARTREFERENCE

Enhancements

The chart data in these zones has been updated, and many areas now include additional details, which makes for the safest navigation possible.

Here are some examples of direct comparisons between the last version and new versions of the charts:

Old-New_WVJNAM24_LosCabos2013
Old/new chart example: Los Cabos New chart reference: WVJNAM024MAP6.1
Old-New_WVJNAM26_GreatLakesErie1_2013
Old/new chart example: Great Lakes – Erie Lake New chart reference: WVJNAM026MAP6.1
Old-New_WVJNAM26_GreatLakesErie2013
Old/new chart example: Great Lakes – Erie Lake New chart reference: WVJNAM026MAP6.1
Old-New_WVJNAM26_StLaurent2013
Old/new chart example: Saint Laurent New chart reference: WVJNAM026MAP6.1

See more examples of the new chart updates in our Google+ and Facebook albums.

These charts are available to purchase in the MaxSea webstore,  by contacting MaxSea sales at info@maxsea.fr or through your local MaxSea reseller. Find a reseller here.

 

 

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2012 in review

In 2012, we’ve launched 2 new software version, both for sailing (v1.9.7 and v1.9.8) and professional (v1.2 and v1.2.1) ranges, and redesigned our website.

Our “How to use MaxSea on iPad” post met a huge success among our users (although a MaxSea App is not very far…) but it was our Concordia Shipwreck coverage who stole the show with French newspaper Le Figaro and British BBC News contacting us to get MaxSea TimeZero screenshots at the shipwreck site.

Costa Concordia Media Coverage
BBC and Le Figaro media coverage with MaxSea TimeZero screenshots

This year, MaxSea International has proudly supported many skilled sailors, races, projects and navigation-related personalities either as sponsor or as technical supplier, confirming its major role in marine navigation equipment:

Michel Desjoyaux and its Mer Agitée Team

François Gabart, currently participating in the Vendée Globe race

Samantha Davies

Isabelle Joschke

The Vendée Globe 2012-2013

La Solidaire du Chocolat

Europa Warm’Up

Krys Ocean Race

Sailing Arabia – The Tour

Normandy Sailing Week

Normandy Channel Race

Jacques Vapillon

Frédéric Jouve

Team Jolokia

Jean-Baptiste L’Ollivier

Gilles Chiorri

and many more…

The 2012 Nautic Paris Boat Show (Salon Nautique International de Paris) was our must successful event of the year with more than 1000 in-person product demos and the wonderful opportunity to meet and share with our users and enthousiasts.

MaxSea Team at the 2012 Nautic
MaxSea Team at the 2012 Nautic Boat Show

In 2013 we’ll keep you informed about our products, company and many topics in the navigation world. Remember to subscribe to our Newsletter if you want news, special offers & deals and great content!

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The History of MaxSea Infographics 1984-2012

Many of you might have some questions regarding our company’s past and present. Well, this infographics is intended to help you understand our history through some key dates and facts.

The History of MaxSea1984-2012 - marine navigation software leader

Key Dates 

1984 – Brice Pryszo, naval architect and passionate about informatics, invents a revolutionary algorithm for automated sea routing

1985 – Creation of Informatique et Mer company and its first software for Mac, called MacSea

End of 80’s – After a huge success in the french market, MaxSea starts developping its distribution network. Iceland becomes its first distributor, followed by other scandinavian countries

1994 – Foundation of the electronic cartography company MapMedia

1999

  • Switch from Mac to PC
  • Company and software change their name to MaxSea
  • Launch of 3D PBG  module

1990-2000 – MaxSea’s distribution network covers Northern Europe

2000 – Setting-up of a US subsidiary company: MaxSea Inc.

2001 – SigNet Group was created to group together all companies: MaxSea International, MaxSea Naval and MapMedia

2000-2005 – Further expansion of MaxSea’s distribution to Southern Europe and Latin America

2004 – Technical and financial alliance with FURUNO, marine electronics leader

2007 – Foundation of MaxSea Naval, the Spanish subsidiary

2008 – Launch of TimeZero technology and first sailing software powered by it: MaxSea TimeZero Navigator and Explorer

2009 –

  • Purchase of Nobeltec, main rival and US leader
  • Launch of MaxSea Webstore

2010 – Launch of MaxSea TimeZero professional range: ECS and Plot

2011 – Launch of Nobeltec software powered by TimeZero technology

This is the first of a series, we will hopefully enhance the aesthetics of the next one!

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