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Chart No. 1: Symbols, Abbreviations, and Terms Used on Nautical Charts

2012 Edition

Chart No. 1: Symbols, Abbreviations    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 1
Pages 130
Language Bilingual
Price $6.00

Published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, 2012.


Chart No. 1 contains the Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms used on navigation charts published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, and is based upon the "Chart Specifications of the International Hydrographic Organization". Chart No. 1 is vital reference for understanding charts.


  • Chart Number, Title, Marginal Notes
  • Positions, Distances, Directions, Compass
  • Natural Features
  • Cultural Features
  • Landmarks
  • Ports
  • Topographic Terms
  • Tides, Currents
  • Depths
  • Nature of the Seabed
  • Rocks, Wrecks, Obstructions
  • Offshore Installations
  • Tracks, Routes
  • Areas, Limits
  • Hydrographic Terms
Aids and Services:
  • Lights
  • Buoys, Beacons
  • Fog Signals
  • Radar, Radio, Satellite Navigation Systems
  • Services
  • Small Craft
Alphabetical Indexes
  • Index of Abbreviations
  • International Abbreviations
  • List of Terms
August 19, 2009: Chart No. 1 is no longer available for purchase on CD-ROM. A PDF file of the book's contents is available on the CHS website: http://www.charts.gc.ca/publications/chart1-carte1/index-eng.asp

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