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Maptech Adds Companion CD-ROM to Its Paper Chartbooks

April 18, 2005
The Chartbook Companion CD-ROM has the same Maptech charts; the same GPS waypoints and the same pre-plotted courses just like in the paper chartbooks.

For more than 25 years Maptech ChartKit books have been recognized as the standard for high-value full-color reproductions of NOAA charts for boaters and fishermen. In the last several years thousands of boaters have added electronics to their navigation routine with chartplotters or computers onboard. Paper charts are viewed primarily as a necessary backup in the event of a power failure and as an easy way to see the big picture. Maptech's large-sized paper charts cover a large area and compliment the small screens on typical chartplotters. Yet the common complaint is that charts displayed on chartplotters do not have the detail of NOAA paper charts.

Here's where Maptech offers a perfect solution. Starting in 2005 Maptech is adding a Companion CD-ROM to its ChartKits and Waterproof Chartbooks. The Chartbook Companion CD-ROM has the exact same charts; the same GPS waypoints and the same pre-plotted courses just like in the chartbooks... and it comes with GPS Real-Time Positioning/Planning Software at no additional cost.

ChartKit Books with Companion CD-ROM Titles are $129.95 each and include:

  • Block Island RI to Canadian Border
  • New York to Nantucket and to Cape May
  • Chesapeake and Delaware Bays
  • Norfolk VA to Florida with the ICW
  • Florida East Coast and the Keys
  • Florida West Coast and the Keys
  • Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ($59.95)
  • Southern California ($59.95)
  • Pacific Northwest

Waterproof Chartbooks with Companion CD-ROM Titles are $49.95 each and include:

  • Penobscot Bay to Mount Desert Island
  • Casco Bay to Camden ME
  • Cape Ann MA to Portland ME
  • Cape Cod to Cape Ann
  • Block Island to Cape Cod
  • Long Island Sound
  • South Shore Long Island
  • Hudson River and New York Harbor
  • New Jersey Coast
  • Upper Chesapeake Bay
  • South Florida
  • Florida Upper Keys
  • Florida Middle Keys
  • Florida Lower Keys
  • Boca Grande to Marco Island
  • Clearwater to Captiva
  • San Francisco Bay and The Delta
  • Point Conception to Catalina Island
  • Los Angeles to San Diego
  • San Juan Islands
  • Puget Sound

System Requirements: Windows 2000 or XP; 500 MB of hard disk space. GPS: Real-time positioning on the PC screen requires an industry-standard NMEA 0183 GPS; data connection cable and available COM port. Note: GPS is optional.

Source: Maptech, April 13, 2005

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