French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster Chart Update

We are pleased to announce that the French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster chart for TIMEZERO software has been published by MapMedia and is available in our chart catalog for purchase from July 16th.

Examples of before and after chart areas

Old/New Cap Bayes

French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster Chart Update

Old/New Tikehau

French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster Chart Update

 

For more examples of the updates made to this chart, please have a look at our Facebook and Google+ albums.


Updated information

This update includes the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers. Here is the chart reference affected by this update:

Zone Name Old Zone Name Title
WRMPC02MAP3.1 WRMPC02MAP2.1 French Polynesia & New Caledonia charts

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information, by sending an email to info@maxsea.fr.

 

 

 

Canada Raster Chart and Americas Jeppesen Chart Updates

We are pleased to announce that the following raster and vector charts for TimeZero software have been published by MapMedia and available in our chart catalog for purchase on April 30th.

The following chart versions will be available:

MaxSea Raster and Jeppesen chart release - april 2015 EN

Updated Information
These updates include the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers.

Additionally, the following chart zones have been merged:

  • WRMNA900MAP4.1 + WRMNA901MAP4.1 = WRMNA900MAP5.1
  • WRMNA902MAP4.1 + WRMNA903MAP41 = WRMNA902MAP5.1
  • WRMNA913MAP4.1 + WRMNA914MAP4.1 = WRMNA913MAP5.1

Examples of before and after chart areas

CANADA EAST – WRMNA902MAP5.1

WRMNA902MAP_LacMemphremagog_OLD_NEW

 

ATL. COAST, GULF OF MEXICO & CARIBBEAN – MWVJNAM033MAP8.1

MWVJNAM033MAP_Baltimore_OLD-NEW

Click for more examples of Old vs. New chart comparisons of Canada Raster charts and Americas Jeppesen charts.

US NOAA Raster and Vector Chart Updates

Updates from March 20, 2017

We just wanted to let you know we have fresh new NOAA charts for both Raster and Vector format. There is also Block charts update only available for TZ Professional v3. Please consult the list to see which charts are involved.

Check out our Facebook page to find examples of the improvements to the charts and find out about big changes in an area near you that you may not have been aware of:
Vector | Raster

Example Screenshot of West Palm Beach NOAA Vector Chart

Chart references:

  • MWRUSAMAP10.1 NOAA Raster Charts
  • MWVSUSAMAP11.1 NOAA Vector Charts & USACE Inland Charts
  • WARUSBCMAP4.1 USA – Gulf of Mexico Block charts NOAA

 Find these charts now available in our chart catalog.


News from March 6, 2014

These US charts have been updated and are available as of March 3rd, 2014 in our Chart Catalogue:

MX NOAA Chart update


The following NOAA chart versions are now available:

NOAA Raster chart coverage (left) and NOAA Vector chart coverage (right)
NOAA Raster chart coverage (left) and NOAA Vector chart coverage (right)

Updated Information

  • Updated NOAA Vector Charts (S57): This Edition adds 71 new Vector Charts to the library as well as many other chart updates.
  • Updated NOAA Raster Charts: This new edition includes the latest chart updates that can be found on the NOAA paper charts.

Read full information about these chart updates in this PDF file.

Example of improvement to the NOAA vector charts: now buoys are numbered (right)
Example of improvement to the NOAA vector charts: now buoys are numbered (right)

NOAA charts are totally free of charge so you can download them right now, to make sure that you’re using the most up-to-date chart data available for US waters.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Nautical Chart

Netherlands Raster Chart Update

Raster Charts for the Netherlands have been updated within three chart zones.

These Mapmedia chart zones integrate the new routing system in the southern part of the North Sea. This new organisation was put into place on the first of August, 2013 in accordance with the IMO Sub-committee on the Safety of Navigation proposal NAV/58/3/2.

Mapmedia has applied these changes very quickly to our charts to ensure that customers have the most up-to-date information possible for maximum safety.

Here are the updated chart zones:

Old vs new Netherlands Raster Charts

Here is an example of this update:

Differences between old and new Netherlands Raster Chart

As this is a minor chart update, customers will not need to pay if they already own the major chart edition.
Customers who already own the charts WRMEW25MAP5.1, WRMEW28MAP4.1 or MWRMEW46MAP5.1 will therefore access this update for free.

See more images of the updated chart in our Facebook album and G+ page.

Croatia Raster Chart Update

Croatia was updated within the following Raster charts:

Croatia Raster Chart Update EN

Here is an example of this update: 

Croatia Raster chart update
Old/New Croatia Raster chart update

Note: this update is FREE for those who bought the latest version of the Raster charts listed above.

You can see more examples of this chart update in our Facebook album or Google+ Photos section.

Europe, Mediterranean and Transat Raster Charts Update

The following European, Mediterranean and Transatlantic Raster charts have been updated and will be available in May on our Chart Catalogue:

Raster Chart update - April 2013

These updates include the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers.

Here are some examples of the improvements introduced to these MapMedia Raster charts:

Old/New West Europe chart

Old-new  West Europe Raster chart (MWRMEW46MAP5.1)
Old-new West Europe Raster chart (MWRMEW46MAP5.1)

Old/New Mediterranean Sea – West chart

Old-new Mediterranean Sea - West chart (WRMEM32MAP3.1)
Old-new Mediterranean Sea – West chart (WRMEM32MAP3.1)

You can see more examples of this charts update release in our Facebook album or Google+ Photos section.

US NOAA and Canada charts update

The following US and Canada charts have been updated and are available as of March 15th, 2013 on our Chart Catalogue:

Chart update - March 2013

These updates include the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers.

Here’s te coverage of the new Canada Mega Wide Raster chart:

MWRMNA80MAP1.1 Canada Raster Chart
NEW Canada Mega Wide Raster Chart (MWRMNA80MAP1.1)

Here are some examples of the improvements introduced to the Raster charts:

Old/New NOAA Raster Charts (MWRUSAMAP6.1)
Old/New NOAA Raster Charts (MWRUSAMAP6.1)
Old/New Canada - North BC-Baranof I. MapMedia Raster Chart (WRMNA914MAP3.1)
Old/New Canada – North BC-Baranof I. MapMedia Raster Chart (WRMNA914MAP3.1)

The new NOAA Vector Charts & USACE Inland Charts include the following S-57 Inland rivers charts from the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)*:

  • Allegheny River, Mile 0-7
  • Arkansas River, Mile 0-444
  • Atchafalaya River, Mile 0-118
  • Black Warrior-Tombigbee Rivers, Mile 0-393
  • Cumberland River, Mile 0-381
  • Green River, Mile 1 -108
  • Illinois River, Mile 0-322
  • Kaskaskia, Mile 2 to 36
  • Kanawha River, Mile 0-91
  • Lower Mississippi River, Mile 236-951
  • Missouri River, Mile 0-735
  • Monongahela River, Mile 0-128
  • Ohio River, Mile 0-981
  • Ouachita River, Mile 5 to 338
  • Red River, Mile 0-237
  • Tennessee River, Mile 0-652 (Including Tellico, Hiwassee, Clinch and Emory Rivers)
  • Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Mile 218-450
  • Upper Mississippi River, Mile 0-866
Vector Charts and USACE Inland Charts MWVSUSAMAP7.1
Vector Charts and USACE Inland Charts MWVSUSAMAP7.1

*The bridges information requires the latest MaxSea Professional version in order to be displayed. 

All Jeppesen and French Polynesia & New Caledonia Raster Charts Update

The French Polynesia & New Caledonia Raster chart and ALL (79 areas) our Jeppesen charts have been updated (version 4.1) and are available as of January 31st, 2013 through our chart catalogue:

Jeppesen and Raster chart update - January 2013

Please note that 8 Jeppesen Wide chart areas have been removed (in red in the image above) and will be covered by other Wide areas in the next release.

These updates include the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers.

Here are some examples of the improvements introduced to the French Polynesia & New Caledonia Raster chart:

French Polynesia area

French Polynesia & New Caledonia Raster Chart Update (WRMPC02MAP2.1)
Old/New French Polynesia Raster chart (WRMPC02MAP2.1)

New Caledonia area

French Polynesia & New Caledonia Raster Chart Update (WRMPC02MAP2.1)
Old/New New Caledonia Raster chart (WRMPC02MAP2.1)

Wide Charts vs. MegaWide Navigation Charts, what’s the difference?

Wide and MegaWide are terms commonly used by cartographic data providers to describe the size of navigation charts. MapMedia, MaxSea’s subsidiary specialized in digital cartography and Raster data treatment, also employs this terminology to better classify its charts offer in both mm2 (for MaxSea v12 and previous software) and mm3d (for TIMEZERO software) formats.

Wide and MegaWide area size vary according to its geographical coverage and the number of navigation charts included within each area.

Wide areas are approximately 3 times smaller than MegaWide areas at some locations.

Let’s take the Mediterranean Raster charts as an example:

WRMEM32MAP6.1 Mediterranean Sea – West

WRMEM32MAP6.1

This Wide area includes all the navigation charts available from Gibraltar to the west coast of Italy.

MWRMEM23MAP6.1 Mediterranean Sea

MWRMEM23MAP6.1

This MegaWide area includes all the Mediterranean Sea charts available.

In comparison, here’s the old area coverage of mm2 charts which were compatible with MaxSea v12 and previous versions:

Mediterranean MapMedia mm2 Navigation Charts

It takes almost 6 old mm2 charts to make the latest mm3d Wide chart.

The West Mediterranean Sea Wide area contains around 575 charts and maps whereas the MegaWide (covering the whole Mediterranean Sea) contains more than 1700 navigation charts and maps.

The level of detail is the same for both sizes as every area includes:

  • Route maps
  • Landing maps
  • Coastal maps
  • Detailed maps and all ports available

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Nautical ChartAll navigation charts are updated at least once a year. For Raster charts, MapMedia orders all available charts from each local Hydrographic Service every year in order to scan them and convert them to its unique mm3d format. For Vector charts, MapMedia retrieves the cartographic data from its providers (currently Jeppesen and Navionics) and converts it to mm3d as well.

Related topics:

What’s the difference between Raster and Vector charts?

5 Tips for choosing the best nautical chart Free Guide

 

Central America and the Caribbean Raster Charts Update

The following Raster charts have been updated and are available as of January 10th, 2013 on our Chart Catalogue:

Raster Chart Update - January 2013

These updates include the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers.

Here are some examples of the improvements introduced to MapMedia Raster charts:

Old/New Caribbean Chart

Old/New Caribbean - MapMedia Raster chart
Old/New Caribbean – MapMedia Raster chart (WRMNA908MAP3.1)

Old/New Central America Chart

Central America - MapMedia Raster chart
Central America – MapMedia Raster chart (WRMNA912MAP3.1)

You can see more examples of this charts update release in our Facebook album or Google+ Photos section.