UK, Ireland and Holland Navionics Chart Updates

The following two Navionics vector chart zones have been updated and are available as of March 24th, 2014 in our Chart Catalog:

Navionics vector chart updates

 

Enhancements

These 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 Safety of Navigation proposal NAV/58/3/2.

Significant improvements have been introduced to contour lines in general.

Here are some examples of these improvements:

Old vc. New UK Contour Lines

Old vs. New Channel Islands Contour Lines

Further details about the Mega Wide Navionics chart for UK, Ireland and Holland (MWVNEW28XGMAP6.1) can be found here.

More information on the Wide Navionics chart for the UK and Ireland (WVNEW28MAP6.1) can be viewed here.

You can find further examples of the changes made to these updates charts in our Facebook or Google+ albums.

 

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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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New Zealand, Indian Ocean and South China Sea Navionics Chart Update

These 3 Navionics Vector charts have been updated and are available as of October 16th, 2013 on our Chart Catalogue:

New Zealand, Indian Ocean and South China Sea Navionics chart update

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

Here are some examples of the improvements introduced to the Navionics vector charts:

Old/New Indian Ocean & South China Sea Mega Wide chart

Indian Ocean and South China Sea Navionics chart
Old/New Indian Ocean and South China Sea Navionics chart

Old/New Indian Ocean Wide chart

Indian Ocean Navionics chart
Old/New Indian Ocean Navionics chart

Old/New New Zealand Wide chart

New Zealand Navionics chart
Old/New New Zealand Navionics chart

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

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Nautical Chart

All Jeppesen chart update

All Jeppesen nautical charts will be updated in June and made available in our chart catalog as follows:

  • Canada, North America, Caribbean & South America chart zones: June 10th
  • Europe chart zones: June 14th
  • ROW chart zones: June 24th

Jeppesen Chart update - June 2013

Here are some examples of these updates:

Old/New Mediterranean and Black Sea Mega Wide Chart 

OLD-NEW Mediterranean and Black Sea chart

Old/New Central America and Caribbean Wide Chart 

OLD-NEW Central America and Caribbean

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

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

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

 

Asia, Africa and America Navionics Vector Charts Update

The following Navionics Vector charts have been updated and are available as of November 9th, 2012 on our Chart Catalogue:

Navionics Chart Update - November 2012

Please note that a minor bug was fixed for the NOAA chart and that the WORLDVNMAP5.1 Navionics World Pack is also ready for download.

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

Here are some examples of the improvements introduced to Navionics vector charts:

Old/New Philippines to Java Chart

Old/New Philippines to Java - Navionics vector chart
Old/New Philippines to Java – Navionics vector chart (WVNAS68MAP5.1)

Old/New Indian Ocean Chart

Old/New Indian Ocean - Navionics vector chart
Old/New Indian Ocean – Navionics vector chart (WVNIN73MAP5.1)

New Upper Volga River Chart

NEW Upper Volga River Navionics Vector Chart
NEW Upper Volga River Navionics Vector Chart (MWVNRS37XGMAP5.1)

New Pacific Islands & Japan Charts

NEW Pacific Islands & Japan Navionics Vector Chart
NEW Pacific Islands & Japan Navionics Vector Chart (MWVNPC34XGMAP5.1)

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

Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland and East Asia Navionics Vector Charts Update

The following Navionics Vector charts have been updated and are available as of October 10th, 2012 on our Chart Catalogue:

Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland and East Asia Navionics Chart Update - October 2012

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

Here are some examples of the improvements introduced to Navionics vector charts: Old/New Aland Sea – Sweden East Chart

Old/New Aland Sea - Sweden East - Navionics vector chart
Old/New Aland Sea – Sweden East – Navionics vector chart (WVNEN13MAP5.1)

Old/New Umanai – Greenland Chart

Old/New Umanai - Greenland - Navionics vector chart
Old/New Umanai – Greenland – Navionics vector chart (WVNEN21MAP5.1)

New Greenland & Iceland Chart

NEW Greenland & Iceland Navionics vector chart
NEW Greenland & Iceland Navionics vector chart (MWVNEN20XGMAP5.1)

New South China Sea, Korea, Japan Chart

NEW South China Sea, Korea, Japan Navionics vector chart
NEW South China Sea, Korea, Japan Navionics vector chart (MWVNAS35XGMAP5.1)

New Scandinavia East Chart

NEW Scandinavia East Navionics vector chart
NEW Scandinavia East Navionics vector chart (MWVNEN44XGMAP5.1)

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

Important Navionics Vector Charts Update: Oceania, Europe and Africa

The following Navionics Vector charts have been updated and are available as of September 17th, 2012 on our Chart Catalogue:

Navionics Vector Charts Update - September 2012

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

Here are some examples of the improvements introduced to Navionics vector charts by zone:

Australia

Australia - East Navionics vector chart update
Old/New Australia – East Navionics vector chart « including The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority data (GBRMPA) (WVNAU62MAP5.1)
NEW Australia Navionics vector chart
NEW Australia Navionics vector mega wide chart (MWVNAU32XGMAP5.1)

Mediterranean/Europe Inland

Old/New Mediterranean Sea - West Navionics vector chart
Old/New Mediterranean Sea – West Navionics vector chart (WVNEM32MAP5.1)
Mediterranean & Black Sea Navionics vector chart update (MWVNEM43XGMAP5.1)
Mediterranean & Black Sea Navionics vector chart update (MWVNEM43XGMAP5.1)

Africa

Old/New Red Sea - Arabian Gulf Navionics vector chart
Old/New Red Sea – Arabian Gulf Navionics vector chart (WVNME43MAP5.1)
NEW Africa & Middle East Navionics vector chart
NEW Africa & Middle East Navionics vector mega wide chart (MWVNAF30XGMAP5.1)

West Europe/Denmark

Denmark, Germany, Skagerrak, Sweden West Navionics vector chart update
Old/New Denmark, Germany, Skagerrak, Sweden West Navionics vector chart (WVNEN15MAP5.1)
West Europe Navionics vector chart update
West Europe Navionics vector chart update (MWVNEW46XGMAP5.1)

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

United Kingdom, Ireland, Holland & Hamburg Navionics Vector Charts Update

The following Navionics Vector charts have been updated and are now available at www.mapmedia.com:

UK, Ireland, Holland and Hamburg MapMedia Navionics Vector charts update

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

See some of the modifications that have been introduced to the English Channel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Hamburg and Holland areas:

United Kingdom and Ireland Navionics Vector Charts Update
Old and New United Kingdom and Ireland Navionics Vector Charts
UK, Ireland & Holland Navionics Vector Charts Update
Old and New UK, Ireland & Holland Navionics Vector Charts
English Channel - Hamburg Navionics Vector Charts Update
Old and New English Channel – Hamburg Navionics Vector Charts

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