Nautical Reference Apps for iPhone, iPad & Android

International chart symbols

Nautical chart symbols

SYMBOLS USED ON NAUTICAL PAPER CHARTS SPECIFIED  BY THE INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC ORGANIZATION (IHO), PLUS INTERNATIONAL ABBREVIATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTARY NATIONAL SYMBOLS USED BY THE U.S. AND U.K. HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICES.  "MARINE CHART SYMBOLS & ABBREVIATIONS

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SYMBOLS USED ON NAUTICAL CHARTS SPECIFIED BY THE INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC ORGANIZATION (IHO), PLUS INTERNATIONAL ABBREVIATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTARY NATIONAL SYMBOLS USED BY THE U.S. AND U.K. HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICES.

************ FEATURES and BENEFITS ************

– For reference, learning & revision
– Hi-res graphics
– Tap & Enlarge feature for greater detail
– Fully searchable index to all the symbols

************ Plus FREE Bonus Content from “Safe Skipper” ************


CHART SYMBOLS & ABBREVIATIONS” provides quick reference to the “INT 1″ symbols specified by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) for use on International marine charts.

There are five main sections in this app, each with lettered sub-sections organized into categories to guide users through the hundreds of symbols. The main sections are:

GENERAL – chart layouts, positions, distances, directions and compass.

TOPOGRAPHY – landmarks, ports and coastal land features.

HYDROGRAPHY – tides, currents, depths, nature of the seabed, underwater obstructions, tracks, areas, limits and hydrographic terms.

NAVIGATION AIDS & SERVICES – lights, buoys, fog signals, radar, radio, services and small craft facilities.

INDEX & ABBREVIATIONS – international abbreviations and index to symbols and abbreviations.

SUPPLEMENTARY NATIONAL SYMBOLS - Supplementary National Symbols for nautical charts used by the United States and United Kingdom are included at the end of each section.

************* FREE Bonus Content from “Safe Skipper” *****************************
A bonus section has tips on how to deal with emergencies including: Abandon ship; Dismasting; Distress Signals; Engine Failure; Fire Fighting; Flares; Getting a tow; Helicopter rescue; Holed hull; Man overboard; Medical emergency; Mayday; Panpan; Securité.

INDEX The index is an A-Z of symbols and abbreviations and enables the user to quickly look up the symbols and see them in context with others in the same categories.

This app is based on the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s print publication “Chart 5011 (INT 1) EDITION 2″ Admiralty Charts Publication and “Chart No.1 United States of America Nautical Chart Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms”.

NOTE: ECDIS symbols used to display Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) data on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) as specified by the IHO are not included on this app.

We have an on-going program of marine navigation and boating safety apps, so please contact us with any ideas or features that you would like to see included.

Safe boating!

Post by: Stuart Batley

Nautical Chart Symbols App for iTunes, iPhone, iPad & Android - Chart Symbols is a quick reference boating & sailing app intended for all those who go to sea, in sailing or power boats - SAFETY AT SEANautical Chart Symbols App for iTunes, iPhone, iPad & Android - Chart Symbols is a quick reference boating & sailing app intended for all those who go to sea, in sailing or power boats - SAFETY AT SEA                                                       Safe Skipper nautical apps for sailors and power boaters iTunes Google Play iPhone iPad Safety at Sea and on the water  twitter_logo_sakeskipper Safe Skipper app iPhone iPad Android Kindle