NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey is the nation’s chartmaker, with over a thousand charts covering 95,000 miles of shoreline and 3.4 million square nautical miles of waters within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Here’s a quick overview of the nautical charts that NOAA produces.
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NOAA will cease lithographic printing of nautical charts in 2014, but you'll still be able to get paper charts! NOAA is working with private companies to make print charts better: printed in brighter colors and available for fast delivery to your door. Most, importantly, these 'print on demand' charts are up-to-date to the moment you place your order. Learn more