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Office of Coast Survey's Collection of Print on Demand Charts (POD)

Metadata Updated: March 13, 2024

NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey is responsible to build and maintain a suite of more than 1000 nautical charts that are used by commercial and recreational mariners to safely navigate the United States and the U.S. territory waters.A Nautical Chart is a graphic portrayal of the marine environment. They are used to lay out courses and navigate ships by the shortest and most economically safe route. They can also serve as base maps for resource management and shoreline development planning by state and local government.Charts depict the location of the shoreline, minimum water depths, aids to navigation, hazards to navigation, the nature and form of the coast, water depths, the general character and configuration of the sea bottom, the rise and fall of the tides, protected areas and the characteristics of the Earth's magnetism.NOAA's Office of Coast Survey, in partnership with OceanGrafix, LLC, offers mariners official nautical charts continually updated by NOAA cartographers to the latest Notice to Mariners and to all Critical Safety Information known to the Office of Coast Survey in advance of its publication in a Notice. From NOAA digital files OceanGrafix prints corrected charts, to order, for sale to mariners through the OceanGrafix retail network under the brand name Charts-on-Demand.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 13, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2000 (publication)
Frequency Of Update weekly

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS OCS

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 13, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2000 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39968
Access Constraints Cite As: Office of Coast Survey, [Date of Access]: Office of Coast Survey's Collection of Print on Demand Charts (POD) [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: To be used for navigation and/or as per agreement with the NOAA POD chart distributor and distribution network., Distribution Liability: POD charts are produced under the authority of the National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is the national hydrographic office for the United States of America (33USC para 883a et seq.). The data from which this POD chart was produced is certified by NOAA for navigational use. POD charts meet the requirements for the mandatory carriage of nautical charts established by the U.S. Coast Guard and published in Titles 33 and 46, Code of Federal Regulations, including the requirements for updating.OceanGrafix, LLC. warrants that the nautical charts manufactured by OceanGrafix as authorized by NOAA and NOS, pursuant to that certain Cooperative Research and Development Agreement entered into by and among OceanGrafix, NOAA, and NOS, are accurate reproductions of the nautical chart data files and updates thereto provided to OceanGrafix by NOAA and NOS. Additionally, OceanGrafix warrants that the Charts shall be free from defects in manufacturing materials and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of shipment of the Charts from OceanGrafix to the chart agent.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 81.9
Bbox South Lat -14.4
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update weekly
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Harvest Source Id b7024f56-a531-4a4f-b381-12ebd50fe703
Harvest Source Title NOS OCS
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2000

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