C-MAP NT, NT+ or MAX charts can be used with SOB.
|Electronic Charting Systems (ECS)|
Computerised navigation requires four primary components:
Electronic Chart Display and Information System
|C-Map Electronic Charts|
SOB Uses C-MAP charts
C-MAP electronic charts are the choice of more than 50 chart plotter manufacturers worldwide.
With 20 offices in 17 countries around the globe, C-MAP is a world leader in precision navigation serving the recreational marine, professional fishing, commercial shipping, military and aviation markets with advanced charts and charting systems.
referred to as ENC (Electronic Navigational Charts).
ENCs are vector format charts from official sources. Most Nations' ENCs are created by the government, or private companies contracted by the nation's Hydrography department.
Various international "Standards Bodies" control the quality and accuracy of ENCs. The underlying data format in digital vector charts is known as the S57 standard, with S52 an extra "Presentation Standard" for nautical S57 charts (S57 data is used for most modern vector maps, including terrestrial for instance). The S52 sets the standard for cartography symbols for displaying nautical objects such as lights, buoys, turbulence etc. So a combination of S57 and S52 data signify the chart as an ENC.
electronic charts are created from official S57/S52 data making them
fully compliant with international chart standards. The S57 data is
converted to C-MAP's encrypted format from all international chart data
suppliers, creating seamless and consistent global coverage. C-MAP also
enhances the official data with improved chart object display and
additional features and information such as tides and tidal streams;
ports; marinas; aerial photographs; etc.
|Chart Formats Compatible with SOB|
As @ June 2010,
SOB supports the following C-Map chart
SOB does not support the C-Map MAX Pro, or CM93, or CF85 C-Map chart formats
Refer to this FAQ Topic for information about getting and installing C-Map charts from the Selector CD.
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