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Digital Charts on CD-ROM

Nautical charts on CD-ROM offer a user-friendly, portable and cost-effective means of obtaining charts for a large area. For example, the charts for Georgian Bay are all contained on one CD - for only $74.95.

Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Charts are officially released CHS raster charts. ("Raster" is a computer generated image that is a replica of the paper navigation chart - with the latitude and longitude of the position of the cursor.) These CDs are designed for recreational boaters and function with most navigational software.

The current registration system requires customers to contact CHS via the internet or telephone for the initial unlocking of the data. During this process the customer is provided with a password from CHS. With this password customers can unlock the data and copy it to their computer.

CHS Digital Charts
The End User Licence Agreement (EULA) is valid for one year from the date of purchase and entitles you to receive free updates for one year from the date of purchase. Your product must be registered to receive updates. After your one-year licence expires, if you wish to continue to receive chart updates as well as new charts and new editions, you must purchase a new CD-ROM.

The purchase of a Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Charts CD includes a licence for the installation, registration, decryption and use of the charts on a primary device/computer, plus installation of one backup on another device owned by the same user.

We also carry S-57 format ENCs for commercial navigation. Click here for more details.

Navigation Software Required

Please note that Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Charts CD-ROMs do not contain navigation software or chart viewing software. Click here for more details.

All purchases of software are final. More information can be found in our Return Policy.

2011 Editions are available for the all of the following areas.

The 2011 Editions of Canadian Hydrographic Service electronic charts are formatted to the BSB V4.0 specification.

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence
Navigation software not included

Georgian Bay $74.95
Lake Erie $49.95
Lake Huron/North Channel $74.95
Lake of the Woods $49.95
Lake Ontario $74.95
Lake Superior $49.95
Lakes and Rivers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan $49.95
Lakes Around Georgian Bay (Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, Lake of Bays, Lake Nipissing, Wahwashkesh Lake, interior lakes of Manitoulin Island) $49.95
Kingston to Montreal/Richelieu River $74.95
Montréal to Québec/Richelieu River $49.95
Rainy Lake $39.95
Rideau Canal/Ottawa River $49.95
Trent Severn Waterway $74.95

Atlantic Coast
Navigation software not included

Gulf of St Lawrence North/Newfoundland West $124.95
Gulf of St Lawrence South $174.95
Labrador Coast $74.95
Newfoundland East and South $174.95
Nova Scotia South/Bay of Fundy $174.95
Québec to Anticosti Island West $74.95

Pacific Coast
Navigation software not included

Lakes and Rivers of British Columbia $49.95
Queen Charlotte Sound/Hecate Strait to Portland Canal $174.95
Vancouver Island East $174.95
Vancouver Island West/Queen Charlotte Islands $174.95

Navigation software not included

Northern Canada $99.95

Related Sections:
  Pacific Coast Charts
  Atlantic Coast Charts
  Arctic Charts
  Digital Nautical Charts
  Lake Erie Charts
  Lake Huron Charts
  Georgian Bay Charts
  North Channel Charts
  Lake Ontario Charts
  Trent-Severn Charts
  Western St. Lawrence Charts
  Ottawa River and Rideau Canal Charts
  Lake Superior Charts
  Lake Winnipeg Charts
  Lake of the Woods/Rainy Lake Charts

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