Choosing the Correct Electronic charts
Rudiment of electronic cartography Important things to consider when selecting digital cartography
1- First of all, which charts formats are compatible with my software ?The more versatile your software is, the easier it will be to find the best and most accurate charts for your specific area.
2- Where do electronic charts originate ?The most accurate charts for any given area are obtained from local hydrographical services. For example, buying Russian charts to navigate in French Brittany is not the best solution!
Choosing which type of electronic charts you use is important; it is a question of safety. Choose wisely!