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Find Nautical Charts

Office Coast Survey

We are the nation’s nautical chart-maker. We are responsible for upgrading charts, surveying the seafloor, responding to maritime emergencies, and searching for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation.


Easy as 1-2-3:
NOAA Custom Chart lets boaters create their own charts

NOAA Custom Chart interface
The new tool lets users define the scale and paper size of custom-made nautical charts centered on a position of their choosing.


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Revised: 12/19/2018