Our Raster Charts are electronic versions of the familiar nautical paper charts and are ideal for use as a base map or a simple nautical chart background. Raster Charts can be opened using any image viewer software and are available as individual charts for different geographic areas at discrete scale levels.
Available as individual charts for different geographic areas at discrete scale levels
Supplied in GIS compatible file formats (GeoTIFF)
Supplied as individual charts
Available for consumption quickly after purchase with no complicated setup or wait period
OceanWise obtain Raster Charts under licence from the UK, and other, Hydrographic Offices. Availability is dependent on permissions granted by contributing nations worldwide.
Raster Charts are derived from raster-based material obtained under licence from the UK, and other, Hydrographic Offices. They provide familiarity for users who work with nautical charts, are pre-symbolised and ready for immediate use.
We have three Raster Chart options to choose from:
Raster Charts eXcluding Land (XL) – Our standard Raster Chart with the land carefully snipped out so that it can be paired with your choice of land mapping to create the perfect background map. Ready for immediate use in GIS or other applications.
Raster Charts eXcluding Land Oceans – A global Raster Chart dataset of the worlds oceans. As with our other XL product the land has been carefully snipped out so that you can pair it with your preferred land mapping. Ready for immediate use in GIS or other applications.
Standard Raster Charts – Our standard Raster Chart product ready for immediate use in GIS or other applications.
How much do they cost / how do I buy?
Raster Charts are priced per chart. Prices vary depending on the area and scale required.
Commercial customers can purchase our mapping products via our Licensed Partners who resell our data products. Click on any of our mapping partners below to be redirected to their website or for more details, see our Find A Partner page.
If your needs are more complex, you need help in choosing your product or you are Government/Academia/ NGOs please contact OceanWise directly.