Plans are currently underway for Jeppesen Marine to add more than 2,000 photos to its C-Map MAX electronic chart database.
In addition to the new images, which will be available in Jeppesen Marine's spring update this April, the release will also contain tens of thousands of “Notice to Mariners” corrections, which includes buoy changes, lane marker changes and many other data changes, says the company.
“The addition of photos is just one example of our process to keep information updated,” said Michelle Buckalew, Jeppesen Marine senior marketing manager. “In addition to being interesting to look at, the photos enhance navigation for boaters by showing aerial views of shorelines, navigational landmarks, aids, hazards and even detailed marina dock layouts. The pictures are especially helpful when boaters are approaching an unfamiliar area or cruising at night.”