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Did you know... that NOAA is in the process of retiring the paper-based navigational charts we all know and use, in favor of electronic charts (ENC)? This process officially began in 2021, is underway over the next 5 years, and it will affect all of us. Many if not all of the chart products we use today, both online and offline, will be altered radically. Some have changed already as NOAA has already withdrawn support for some digital services based on the old charts.
Join Joe Berkovitz for this 90-minute Zoom seminar, which will cover what our government is changing about nautical charts, why they're doing it, and examine the good and bad things about the change. We'll take a detailed walk through the use of NOAA's new online custom chart generator which produces PDFs of the new electronic charts covering any desired area. NOAA has stated that this tool is the official replacement for the old paper-based charts (including the digital downloads). Love it or hate it, let's learn to use it!
In order to accommodate a large number of attendees, this will be a structured presentation rather than a hands-on workshop with exercises.
Zoom meeting details will be provided to attendees just prior to the actual date. All NSPN members are free to attend.