NOAA to end traditional paper nautical charts

NOAA plans to stop production of paper nautical charts within five years. The agency will transition to electronic navigational charts (ENC) over the next five years while improving data consistency and providing larger scale coverage. Paper chart products based on ENC data may be available through the NOAA Custom Chart prototype or third-party commercial data providers. The agency is seeking the public’s comments on the manner and timing in which the product sunsetting process will take place. Comments may be submitted through NOAA’s online ASSIST feedback tool and are due on February 1, 2020.
View NOAA’s release seeking public comment on ending production of traditional paper nautical charts here.

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