Office of Coast Survey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce


NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey is pleased to announce its 2019 Nautical Cartography Open House. This one-day event will focus on nautical cartography, highlighting the field of charting and GIS through nautical cartography-themed posters, presentations, tours, and exhibits. The open house is open to the public and welcomes industry partners, government agencies, and charting offices from around the world. The goals of the open house are:

  • Report on current and future activities in cartography and GIS.
  • Establish a regional and international network of cartographers in the field of nautical charting.
  • Create more collaborative activities between International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and ICA members.
  • Identify challenges in generating, producing, maintaining and distributing raster and electronic navigational charts.

The four main themes for this year’s open house are: Bathymetric Databases, Inland Charting, Innovative Cartography, and Precision Navigation.

Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: NOAA’s Science Center (1301 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Registration: Although this event is open to the public, advance registration is required. Registration information will be posted to this page in the near future. Please email with any questions.