Raster Charts

Familiar nautical chart basemap, ready for immediate use in GIS or other applications

Raster Charts from OceanWise are electronic versions of the familiar nautical paper charts and are ideal for use as a base map or a simple nautical chart background. Raster Charts are derived from raster-based material obtained under licence from the UK, and other, Hydrographic Offices. They provide familiarity for users who work with nautical charts, are pre-symbolised and ready for immediate use. Raster Charts can be opened using any image viewer software and are available as individual charts for different geographic areas at discrete scale levels.

Raster Charts are ideal for use as a:
  • Base / background map
  • Reference dataset
  • Simple nautical chart background

Technical Details
  • Easily opened using an image viewer software
  • Available as individual charts for different geographic areas at discrete scale levels
  • Supplied in GIS compatible file formats (GeoTIFF)
  • Supplied as individual charts
  • Available for consumption quickly after purchase with no complicated setup or wait period

OceanWise obtain Raster Charts under licence from the UK, and other, Hydrographic Offices. Availability is dependent on permissions granted by contributing nations worldwide.

How much do they cost?

Raster Charts are priced per chart. Prices vary depending on the area and scale required. For a quote please see the “How to buy” section below.

How to buy?

Commercial customers can purchase Raster Charts and our other mapping products via our Licensed Partners. We have a network of Licensed Partners who resell our data products. See our Find A Partner page or click on any of our mapping partners below to be redirected to their website.



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Please contact us directly if your needs are more complex or you need help in choosing your product or provider. For Government, Academia & NGOs customers please contact OceanWise directly.

Do you require a global Raster Chart dataset? Please see Raster Charts XL Oceans.
Do you have a project or ongoing requirement and are not sure what you need? See our Data Buying Guide or contact us and we can help advise the best product for your requirement.

Want to try it out first? Please see all our mapping products on our demo site or request sample data.
Do you want better land mapping? See our exclusive product Raster Charts XL or Raster Charts XL Oceans.

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