Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Charts
Although CHS does not sell charts directly to the public, we distribute to over 800 dealers across Canada and around the world. You can use this site to find the chart you need and the dealer nearest you. You can also register your digital chart to ensure you receive the latest updates.
CHS offers exceptional digital charts in two formats – Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) and raster (BSB) charts. Both charts are available on CD and run on onboard computers.
ENC charts offer powerful onscreen navigation via an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) and meet the official S-57 international standard.
Raster charts are simple electronic versions of paper charts, popular on pleasure craft. Mariners using raster charts are required under the Canada Shipping Act to also carry paper charts as a backup.
- CHS Official Products and CHS Licensed Manufacturers
- What is the difference between a raster chart and an ENC?
- End User Licence Agreement for CHS Digital Nautical Products (2007-2009 | 2010-2013)
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