The following two Navionics vector chart zones have been updated and are available as of March 24th, 2014 in our Chart Catalog:
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:
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.
Until April 15th, 2014, enjoy a 10% off reduction on all charts in the MaxSea webstore by entering the promo code* MX10 upon checkout, before payment.
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
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
This Wide area includes all the navigation charts available from Gibraltar to the west coast of Italy.
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:
Detailed maps and all ports available
All 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.