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Canadian Chart 1 Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms

The Canadian Hydrographic Service is proud to offer all of its nautical publications for free via digital download. Providing free digital nautical publications means easier access to up-to-date information for safer navigation. Click here to learn more.

Chart 1 is a publication containing explanations of the symbols, abbreviations and terms needed to interpret nautical charts published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service. Member nations of the International Hydrographic Organization produce Chart 1 using a common format. That common format consists of sections identified by letters and symbols, abbreviations or terms identified by a reference number.

  • Please be advised that if you intend to print from the PDF the size expands substantially when uncompressed en-route to the printer.
  • Note on Printing: Due to the importance of colour in symbology printing in black and white only is strongly discouraged. Colour laser and ink jet printers are recommended.
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