2 charts have been added & 6 charts has been updated in the GeoGarage platform
Linz June update published July 8, 2016 (Updated to NTM Edition 13)
- NZ 6422 Approaches to Timaru
- NZ 6433 Approaches to Oamaru
- NZ 681 Approaches to Bluff and Riverton/Aparima
- NZ 5571 Poverty Bay and Approaches to Gisborne
- NZ 661 Approaches to Otago Harbour
- NZ 7654 Chalky and Preservation Inlets
- NZ 5312 Cape Colville to Great Mercury Island (Ahuahu) Including Cuvier Island (Repanga Island) NEW
- NZ 5316 Whitianga Harbour NEW
Today NZ Linz charts (186 charts / 328 including sub-charts) are displayed in the Marine GeoGarage.
Note : LINZ produces official nautical charts to aid safe navigation in New Zealand waters and certain areas of Antarctica and the South-West Pacific.
These updates are automatically viewable on mobile applications :
- Weather 4D 2.0 iPhone-iPad iOS9+ on the Apple Store with subscriptions available on GeoGarage platform online payment website / Marine NZ for iOS6+
- Weather 4D Android -App-in purchase mode- on the PlayStore
Using charts safely involves keeping them up-to-date using Notices to Mariners
Reporting a Hazard to Navigation - H Note :
Mariners are requested to advise the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority at LINZ of the discovery of new or suspected dangers to navigation, or shortcomings in charts or publications
By the way, with this updated charts realease, Land Information New Zealand has also published its latest Nautical Almanac.
Covering 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 the New Zealand Nautical Almanac is an authoritative source of information for safe navigation in New Zealand waters.
It contains astronomical information, tide predictions for ports, and information about navigation lights, as well as LINZ’s Annual Notices to Mariners.
"This is critical information for safety at sea, and compulsory for certain vessels," says LINZ National Hydrographer Adam Greenland. "But we’d encourage all mariners to consider carrying a copy."
"These updates use the latest information gathered by surveying the sea floor, so you should make sure you update your chart portfolio if you’re in these areas."
Both the Almanac and the latest paper chart updates are available from chart retailers.
They can also be downloaded in several electronic formats from the LINZ website.
Information in the Nautical Almanac is updated through LINZ’s fortnightly Notice to Mariners service.