We stock the entire range of SAN Charts and Publications. All Charts are update/corrected to latest available Notices to Mariners at time of sale.
Charts - Navigation Charts for the Coastal areas of South Africa & Namibia with detailed charts of Harbours & approaches. Instructional chart 3002.
Small Craft and Yachting Small craft charts - Saldanha Bay & Langebaan Lagoon, Cape Deseada to Yzerfontein, Yzerfontein to Cape Hangklip, False Bay to Cape Agulhas, Cape St. Francis to Bird Island, Durban to Richards Bay. These include Harbours, Marinas & information for small craft. Yachting charts available for Vaaldam and Langebaan Lagoon.
List of Lights & Fog Signals HO1 - Information on the Navigational aids on the coasts of Namibia and South Africa. Radio Services for navigation & communication
Chart Catalogue HO3 - Catalogue and Indexes of South African Charts another Hydrographic Symbols and Abbreviations HO6 - Symbols and Abbreviations used on South African Charts
Sight Form H09 - To be used in conjunction with Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation
Tide Tables HO2 -Tide Tables, Moonset for Ports in SA & Namibia
International Collision regulations HO21 - International Regulations for Preventing collisions at Sea.
Electronic Navigation Charts are produced by the Hydrographic Office for the coastal areas of South Africa & Namibia and are available in the
Notices to Mariners issued monthly and available on website.
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ALL OTHER INFORMATION -A display feature where other information can be selected and displayed Individually as determined by the user.
ARCS - Admiralty Rater Chart Service - the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office proprietary Raster Chart Service
ATTRIBUTE - The characteristic of an object as defined in appendix A of the IHO Object Catalogue .
BASE -CD -Contains the latest base versions of each ENC Cell.
CURSOR-PICK -The process of querying a symbol, line or area for further information from the data base .
DATUM - Geodic Datums. Local 'datums' or models of the Earth's shape used in mapmaking. See WGS 84 below and Datum Shift in following line.
DATUM SHIFT - The value of the shift or difference between GPS/WGS-84 position (latitude & longitude) and that produced by a 'local' datum eg. a chart datum which is not WGS-84 - Nautical charts are constructed on one of a number of Horizontal datums.
DNC - Digital Nautical Chart. Uses vector data which supports supplementary data viz.combat support, sailing etc.
ECDIS - Electronic Chart Display & Information System. The standards defined indocuments of the IHO (publication S- 57) and IEC.
ECS - Electronic Chart System. A chart system which does not meet the requirements of SOLAS(Chapter V) & is not defined by official standards.
ENC - Electronic Nautical Chart. This is the name for original chart data which is carried on a storage device such as a CD
EPFS - electronic Position Fixing System - such as Global Positioning System (GPS)
IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
IHO - International Hydrographic Office
NMEA- National Marine Electronics Association.NMEA 0183 v2.01 defines the standard for data communication in marine navigation equipment.
RCDS- Raster Chart Display System. An ECDIS performance standard which permits the use of Raster Charts within ECDIS.
RENC - Regional ENC Coordination Centre. Primar and the UKHO were the first two RENCs.
S-52 - IHO Standard which defines data presentation on an ECDIS display.
S-57 - IHO Standard which defines the chart data format and encoding for ECDIS.
S-63 - IHO Standard for protection of ENC information. Initial version S63 1.0 latest S63 version 1.1.1
SENC- System Electronic Navigational Chart. The ENC data transformed into the display system format with objects used for navigation.
SHM - Simplified Harmonic Method. The Harmonics taken from the tide tables and calculated by the program.
SOLAS The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. Chapter V concerns the safety of Navigation.
DISPLAY BASE-SENC information which cannot be removed from the display & consists of information that is required to be displayed at all times
STANDARD DISPLAY- The level of SENC information that is shown when a chart is first displayed on ECDIS.
FEATURE Representation - eg. a particular buoy.
UPDATE CD/DVD - Issued weekly and are cumulative, contain all relevant ENC updates and new editions.
VECTOR DATA- Method of representing individual chart features digitally by points, lines & polygons.
OBJECT CATALOGUE - A feature of S-57 providing a description of real objects & provides a list of feature object classes.
WGS-84- World Geodic System 1984 which is a model of the entire earth. Satellite systems require a global datum datum
ARCS Charts are digital versions of the Standard Paper Chart and are available individually or in folios as shown in the diagram Folios can be ordered as Full, Standard or Transit. The license period is one year.
Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC’s) are produced by the Hydrographic Offices of a number of Countries and also by private Companies. Only ARCS charts and ENC’s produced by National Hydrographic Offices to the standard required by the International Hydrographic Office are considered as ‘Official’ ENC’s and accepted for primary navigation when Flag State requirements are also complied with.
The Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), installed on board, processes the ENC Data for navigation and in modern vessels and forms part of an integrated control and information console. The ENC’s can also be used on personal (back of Bridge)Computers or PC’s using a compatible Navigation Program.
Requirements-Sufficient official data adequate for the intended passage are installed on the ECDIS. A second type approved ECDIS is installed as a backup (or there is a full paper chart backup)
The UKHO is the major producer and supplier of ARCS and ENC’S for use in modern navigation systems such as ECDIS.
With all Admiralty Electronic charts/digital products, users have to be registered. It is a relatively simple Process requiring details of the user.Computer equipment, and the Program being used to display. The Charts/ENCs must be compatible. The first electronic ‘officially’ recognised charts produced were the Admiralty Raster Chart System (ARCS).
Please contact us - ‘The Tyneside’ by phone - email or Fax for any additional information.
Products available for Training purposes:
CBT231 -Admiralty Guide to the Practical use of ENC’s - Computer Based Training program, has been developed to assist ENC users in their transition to digital navigation. Designed to provide a deeper understanding of ENCs and their display on ECDIS, it supports ENC -related knowledge gained during generic and type specific training, It may also be used to refresh knowledge or as a reference and successful completion is marked by an official certificate. Contact us for assistance.
Admiralty Digital Catalogue: Is a free download giving updated information on all digital products.
Publications available -
NP5012 -Admiralty Guide to ENC Symbols used in ECDIS
NP133C - ENC Maintenance record
NP 231 - Admiralty Guide to the Practical use of ENC’s
NP232 - ECDIS Admiralty Guide to implementation, Policy and Procedures
The following links will provide comprehensive up to date information on UKHO Products.
CHARTS - PUBLICATIONS - ENC’s
Admiralty Digital Publications (ADP)
These Products have the approval of the UK Flag State Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and other Flag States - see UKHO website for information.
Price / License Date is based on an annual subscription commencing at date of issue of initial purchase. Program available from Distributor (The Tyneside) free of charge.
Additional areas can be added as required with discount on time elapsed into the annual licence period.
These Admiralty Digital products are supplied on DVD or CD which contain worldwide data sets that are split into regions. Customers can purchase individual or groups of regions. Access is provided by a program key. At the point of sale the Distributor obtains a Start-Up key using software provided to him by the UKHO. This start-up key is provided to the customer along with the product. The start-up key allows the product to be installed and used for one month during which time the user must obtain a 'Permanent Key'. The request for this key can be generated by the product.
ADMIRALTY DIGITAL LIST OF LIGHTS: List of Lights (areas 1-10). Additional areas can be added as required with discount on time elapsed into the annual licence period. 0-3 months 100%, 4-6 months 75%, 7-9 months 50% and 10-12 months 25% per area.
ADMIRALTY DIGITAL RADIO SIGNALS:These cover areas/services of VolumeS 1 to 6 of the hardcopy edition.
Customers who wish to purchase additional areas or to update/renew their licence must provide a User Permit to the Distributor. The Distributor will use the Ordering Software to request a new program key (Update Key). The automated system returns the new key to the Distributor who passes it on to the customer with any new media that is required.
The Admiralty Digital products are supplied on DVDs which contain worldwide data sets that are split into regions.
Updates are available weekly on CD or can be downloaded from the UKHO website.
TOTALTIDE - UKHO Product Code - DP550(areas 1-10) each individual area on CD
SHM FOR WINDOWS -Product Code DP 560 - allows user to enter the Tidal Harmonic Constants from the tables to calculate tidal heights.
At time of purchase a Temporary key is supplied by the Distributor. User then requests a permanent key from the UKHO at time of installation.
All of the Admiralty Sailing Directions are now available as e-NP’s Including the Admiralty Mariners Handbook (NP100) Nautical Almanac (NP314)
Compliance - Admiralty e-Nautical Publications contain the same official information as their paper equivalents.
Most Flag States have approved the above as SOLAS carriage -compliant
They can aid inspections by clearly showing when a publication was last updated.
To obtain - contact us by email. If your vessel is already a registered ARCS/AVCS/ADP user the required publications can be supplied on your Distributor account. You will need to obtain the e-NP user/starter pack first which includes the reader - CD and Start up instructions,from your Chart Distributor. For more info - Contact us.
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