Europe MapMedia Jeppesen Vector Charts Update

Please note that we have updated the following MapMedia Vector C-MAP by Jeppesen charts from the Mediterranean, Black, Caspian, Aegean, North and Baltic Seas and other European Coasts and inland waters:

Europe MapMedia Jeppesen Vector charts update

These updates include the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers. Copy the new reference and go to MapMedia’s chart catalogue if you want to check the coverage of each chart.

As an example, see the modifications that have been introduced to the Marmaris Port in Turkey and to the Liverpool Bay in UK:

Marmaris Port Jeppesen vector chart update
Old and New Marmaris Port Jeppesen vector chart
Liverpool Bay Jeppesen vector chart update
Old and New Liverpool Bay Jeppesen vector chart

Don’t forget that we have also updated some MapMedia Raster and Vector charts in the Americas.

Would you like to see some Old/New chart comparison from a specific area? Just let us know and we’ll publish it right away.

Americas MapMedia Raster and Jeppesen Vector Charts Update

Please note that we have updated the following Raster and Vector charts from Canada & the Great Lakes, North America, Central America & the Caribbean, and South America:

Americas MapMedia Raster & Jeppesen Vector charts update

These updates include the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers. Copy the new reference and go to MapMedia’s chart catalogue if you want to check the coverage of each chart.

Here you can appreciate some of the modifications that have been introduced to these areas from Baja California:

Marina San Lucas Jeppesen vector chart update
Old and new Marina San Lucas Jeppesen vector chart
Marina Los Cabos Jeppesen vector chart update
Old and new Marina Los Cabos Jeppesen vector chart
Marina de La Paz Jeppesen vector chart update
Old and new Marina de La Paz Jeppesen vector chart

European Raster Charts Update

Please note that charts updates for our Raster Wide European areas WR25MAP3.1, WR26MAP2.1 and WR28MAP2.1, and for Raster Mega Wide European areas MWR46MAP3.1, MWRTRANSATMAP3.2 are now available.

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

You will find below the new references for the Raster European charts areas:

 European Charts Update June 2012

Important! The WRMEW25MAP4.1 update includes the latest charts from Dutch hydrographical services (April 2012). mm3d charts are the first charts to integrate this new data.

Mega Wide European Charts Update June 2012

Moreover, 3 new charts areas are available: WRMEW20MAP1.1 and WRMEW30MAP1.1 (Wide charts) and MWRMTR49MAP1.1 (Mega Wide chart). You will find their coverage below:

European Charts Launch June 2012

We invite you to check the details of this update and new areas through the link below :

European Raster charts update

Important! Chart areas WRMEW26MAP3.1, WRMEW30MAP1.1  MWRMEW46MAP4.1 and MWRMTR50MAP4.1 benefit from our outstandind new 3D chart display:

European Raster Charts Update - New 3D
New 3D Chart Display
European Raster Charts Update - Old 3D
Old 3D Chart Display

For more information, browse our MapMedia online catalog or buy these updates on MaxSea’s webstore (don’t forget to click on the red area):

Buy chart update through MaxSea Webstore

Mediterranean Raster Charts Update

Please note that our Mediterranean raster charts will be updated as of today due to the introduction of some modifications by the respective Hydrographic Services.

Wide areas concerned: R32MAP1.2, R33MAP1.2 and R34MAP2.1

R32MAP1.2 becomes WRMEM32MAP2.1:

MaxSea TimeZero Raster West Mediterranean Sea Chart

R33MAP1.2 becomes WRMEM33MAP2.1:      

MaxSea TimeZero Raster Central Mediterranean Sea Chart

R34MAP2.1 becomes WRMEM34MAP3.1:       

MaxSea TimeZero Raster East Mediterranean Sea Chart

Mega Wide area MWR23MAP1.1 becomes MWRMEM23MAP2.1:

MaxSea TimeZero Raster Mediterranean Sea Chart

For more information, browse our MapMedia online catalog or buy these updates on MaxSea’s webstore (don’t forget to click on the red area):

Buy chart updates through MaxSea Webstore

MaxSea v12 vs. MaxSea TimeZero: why upgrading?

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Here are some reasons worth considering if you want to know what differentiates MaxSea v12 from MaxSea TimeZero even if you’re a happy MaxSea v12 (and previous versions) customer. Just consider these few reasons to upgrade your software and move to TimeZero technology.

It’s easier to use

  • Intuitive user interface developed thanks to our 25 years of experience
  • Highly smooth Chart Engine (Zoom TimeZero, 2D/3D, PhotoFusion)
  • Routes and waypoints management simplified without any loss of “power” (unlimited routes and waypoints)
  • No more dongle but a software license which allows two installations and offers much more flexibility

TimeZero raster charts catalog is constantly updated

 When you purchase a Raster chart with MaxSea TimeZero, you can be sure that you benefit from the latest version available. The charts you currently hold are probably out of date…

Additional modules are now supplied in standard package

  • Weather module is now included offering a download in one click!
  • AIS and AIS online modules are included (299€ before). An Internet connection allows you to see AIS world traffic!
  • Enhanced Routing Module is transferred automatically if already installed on your previous version.

Last but not least…we will stop the distribution as well as technical support of MaxSea v12 products during 2014.

TimeZero technology is, without any doubt, the future of our range of products. Our previous version won’t be updated anymore, neither software nor Charts. All our technical resources are now oriented towards TimeZero technology.

If you want to see MaxSea TimeZero in action, watch this rolling demo:

From April 16th to June 30th 2012, upgrade from MaxSea v12 to MaxSea TimeZero Navigator from 199€ instead of 375€

If you need more details, feel free to contact us at info@maxsea.fr

Ready to upgrade your software? Go to www.maxsea.com and benefit from this outstanding offer.

Vector or Raster charts: that is the question

Raster chart vs. Vector chart: there is a real debate going on between these two schools and yet, it’s very hard to say which nautical chart format is better than the other, as the choice depends most of the time on user habits or personal preference.

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Raster

In one hand, Raster Charts are an exact reproduction of the traditional nautical paper charts, as they are digital scans of printed lithographic charts.

What is the great thing about Raster Charts? Users that have always used nautical paper charts are more than happy and reassured to find the same information on screen.

Vector

In the other hand, Vector Charts are a rendering of a lithographic chart in a point-by-point format. “Vector” is a synonym for line, and vector charts are composed of mathematically-defined geometric shapes: lines, objects and fills. Think of connecting the dots, it’s the same principle.

These dots are stored in a database and drawn on the computer or plotter screen by the software, thus the display of a Vector Chart doesn’t look much like a nautical paper chart.

What is the great thing about Vector Charts? You have more displaying options and they require less space in your hard disk.

Download our Free Guide on How to Choose the Best Nautical ChartKeep in mind that in general, Raster Charts are made by national hydrographic services and Vector Charts by private companies. Neither the first format nor the second exists for all the regions in the world, so the accuracy and richness of data will depend on the area you’re interested in!

Check MapMedia’s explanation for more information about advantages/disadvantages of raster and Vector Charts.

Check MapMedia catalogue and find out what format suits your needs better.

MaxSea International’s sister company MapMedia, offers a wide range of over 6000 marine raster charts restoring the accuracy and reliability of national hydrographic offices paper charts. MapMedia also produces vector charts through collaborations with the best charts editors of the market: Navionics, Jeppesen and some national hydrographic services (databases S57 for USA and Norway). MapMedia is able to provide a complete catalogue of vector charts along with marine raster charts offer.