NOAA Chart Example by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.. Since 1991, The Map Shop has been providing navigators with up-to-date charts for boating, kayaking and sailing. This is just a sample of the many fine charts we have in stock. You find these on the coast at your marina, but why not get them now to? These maps are the definitive source for depth information along the coastline. So critical is the accuracy on these charts that the government makes us pull from stock any charts that have been revised. This way you are assured of receiving only the most up-to-date charts from us. Our specialty is the coastline of the Carolinas and you will find we normally have all those charts in stock. We will be happy to special-order any other charts you need, but under normal circumstances they will take a little over a week to ship. Under extreme circumstances we can overnight a chart to you directly from the government..
in addition, the noaa charts can be used as pure decoration under glass in a coffee table or framed on a family room wall. they make great gifts for a friend who is in love with a certain beach or island. if you need help in find the right chart, do not hesitate to call us at 800-532-6675 for assistance.all of the index charts have outlines in purple, red or green. here's the official noaa description for each of those colors. it describes the type of chart and usual scale for each type.