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Old 02-27-2019, 12:26 PM   #1
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NOAA Changes Depths on Raster Charts

Interesting....

https://www.workboat.com/news/coasta...Y0eEkifQ%3D%3D
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:44 PM   #2
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Wow. The first nail in the coffin of raster charts?

I know ENC's are "better" by most measures. I'm just used to seeing the old format.

Also, there's a ton of information on raster charts that was never digitized. Particularly place names and shoreside structures. If you need to make a distress call, it's really handy to know what's around you, and to know the geographic names of nearby islands, hills, rivers, villages, etc.
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Hmmmm...

Project depth doesn't seem all that useful to me if actual depth is different... especially if actually shallower...

Hmmmm....

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Interesting! In Coastal Explorer, I swap back and forth between NOAA Raster and ENCs.
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That first link also had a not-so-obvious embedded link to the original NOAA announcement:

https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/updates/?p=171708

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