>NOAA Booklet Charts: Up-to-date Charts You Can Print at Home for Free

>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has initiated an experimental BookletChart program to help recreational boaters locate themselves on the water.

The charts for U.S. waters have been reduced in scale and divided into pages for convenience, but otherwise contains all the information of the full scale nautical chart. Bar scales have also been reduced in scale, and are accurate when used to measure distances in a BookletChart. Excerpts from the United States Coast Pilot are included, and chart notes are consolidated on a single page for easy reference. Emergency information for the charted area is printed on the back cover.