Copyright and Licensing

Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is renowned for its world-class charts and publications. We offer a portfolio of almost 1,000 charts, hundreds of publications, and vast holdings of bathymetric, marine environmental and oceanographic data.

All CHS  products and data are protected by Crown copyright.  Learn more about the End-User License Agreement which highlights your rights as a user of CHS  charts.

CHS also licenses its products and data to a wide range of dealers, value-added resellers and specific users through a variety of license agreements, at various royalty rates.  In many cases, innovative developers have used CHS intellectual property to develop new and creative products.

Find out more about how you can work with CHS to use our products and data.  You will require a license to use CHS intellectual property.  Reproduction of the CHS crest and logo is prohibited.

If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact CHS at

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