Vector Charts

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Vector Charts are the most common type of electronic Chart. They provide a computer-generated representation of a Chart, and contain all the information required for safe Navigation

 

Vectors are often interactive, allowing the user to use a cursor to click on elements to obtain more information, or zoom in to obtain greater detail. They also have the benefit of beig able to layer information. Increasingly, vector charting packages contain additional information such as satellite imagery, Port information, tidal data and the ability to manage views and 3D imagery.

 

Vectors are used by all professional electronic charting systems authorised under IMO regulations, as well as most more-advanced leisure systems.

 

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