NOAA's nautical inquiry web page

Comment on the proposed changes before 20 Feb. 2009.

NOAA seeks comments on nautical chart changes

NOAA’s National Ocean Service is proposing the removal of tide and small-craft facilities tables from the following charts to improve clarity and ease of use:


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Up-to-date tide information will still be available at http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov.

The National Ocean Service also proposes removing state plane grid intersection tick marks from all nautical charts.

The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey established the state plane coordinate system in 1933 to provide a common reference for surveyors and cartographers, but the tick marks are not necessary for marine navigation.

To comment on the proposed changes, visit NOAA’s Nautical Inquiry web page and leave your comments before 20 Feb. 2009. You can also ask questions using the inquiry page or by calling NOAA’s navigation inquiry hotline at 888-990-NOAA (6622).