Rose Point offers CHS-based digital charts for British Columbia

(REDMOND, Wash.) — Rose Point Navigation Systems announces high-quality Canadian Hydrographic Service-based digital charts are available for British Columbia through its chart store, adding to a variety of chart support options for Canada.

Coastal Explorer, a leading marine navigation software, now has even more chart functionality for recreational boaters and cruisers seeking to navigate Canadian waterways. Rose Point’s offering is in direct response to customers’ requests for charts covering British Columbia that they can download easily.

The charts are licensed by Rose Point from Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) and are available in both raster and vector formats. CHS charts for British Columbia were previously only available to Coastal Explorer customers on CD. Rose Point’s Canadian charts can now be downloaded directly from the Coastal Explorer chart store for $99 USD for raster and $99 USD for vector. Rose Point’s new chart offering significantly lowers the price of B.C. charts for mariners from a suggested retail price of $1,200 USD for vector and $525 USD for raster charts sold by CHS.

“We are constantly looking for ways to ensure our customers have access to the most up-to-date and accurate chart data,” said Jeff Hummel, Rose Point Navigation Systems’ director of business development. “This new option to purchase Canadian Hydrographic-based charts directly from Rose Point was designed to offer customers a convenient way to get the charts they need for British Columbia at a more affordable price.”

Having the most current charts on board allows boaters to navigate their trips more safely and efficiently. Captains can rely on Coastal Explorer’s B.C. charts to provide the most current data provided by CHS. Occasionally buoys are relocated and new obstructions are created. These charts include the most up-to-date data at your fingertips to ensure every trip can be made without incidents due to outdated charts.

Coastal Explorer makes it easy to purchase the most up-to-date charts. The charts are downloaded through Coastal Explorer’s chart store and automatically updated each month through the software. One year of updates are included in the purchase price.

By Professional Mariner Staff