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Garmin is continually developing and strengthening our relationships with Hydrographic offices and popular private publishers of nautical information throughout the world. The hydrographic information we receive from these entities is used to create Bluechart®, our exclusive line of marine cartography. BlueChart's exceptional detail means no matter where you set sail, you can count on it as your single source for the best cartography.

Currently, Garmin has contracts with the Hydrographic offices and private publishers listed below:

Hydrographic Offices (listed by country)

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Countries:

Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kuwait
Latvia
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
 Argentina
  Servicio de Hidrografia Naval (SHN-AR)
See UKHO,  Argentina
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2008
Geographic Coverage: Coast of Argentina
Number of Charts: 129 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Australia
  Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS)
Wollongong,  Australia
http://www.hydro.gov.au/
Agreement Signed: Jul 24, 2003
Geographic Coverage: Territories of Australia, Tasmania and Papua New Guinea
Number of Charts: 395 Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)
Townsville,  Australia
http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au
Agreement Signed: Apr 08, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Number of Charts: S57 Data
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  Maritime Safety Agency of Queensland (MSQ)
Brisbane,  Australia
http://www.msq.qld.gov.au/
Agreement Signed: Sep 22, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Australia territory
Number of Charts: 9 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  National Tidal Facility Australia (NTFA)
Kent Town,  Australia
http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography
Agreement Signed: Dec 31, 2002
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Australia
Number of Charts: 0
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
  State of Queensland, Dept of the Environment and Resource Management (DERM)
Brisbane,  Australia
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/
Agreement Signed: May 11, 2010
Geographic Coverage: Zoning and designated areas from the Marine Parks (Moreton Bay) Queensland, Australia

 

 
  Western Australia Dept. for Planning and Infrastructure (DPI-WA)
Fremantle,  Australia
Agreement Signed: Apr 21, 2008
Geographic Coverage: Coast of Western Australia
Number of Charts: 89 charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Belgium
  Vlaamse Hydrografie (VHBE)
See UKHO,,  Belgium
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Coast of Belgium
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Canada
  Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)
Ottawa,  Canada
http://www.charts.gc.ca/chs/en/
Agreement Signed: Jul 08, 2008
Geographic Coverage: Canadian Territorial Waters
Number of Charts: 333 ENCs Approx./426 paper Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
Nautical Data International, Inc. (NDI)
St. John's,  Canada
http://www.digitalocean.ca
Agreement Signed: Jul 01, 2003
Geographic Coverage: Canadian Port Services
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Chile
  Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA)
Valparaiso,  Chile
Agreement Signed: Apr 18, 2007
Geographic Coverage: Territorial waters of Chile
Number of Charts: 168 ENCs Approx.

 

 
 Croatia
  Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia (HHI)
Hrvatska,  Croatia
http://www.hhi.hr/indexh.html
Agreement Signed: Dec 31, 2002
Geographic Coverage: Territories of Croatia and Slovenia, including tidal information and Adriatic Sea pilot information
Number of Charts: 365 Charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
 Denmark
  Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen (KMS)
Kobenhavn,  Denmark
http://www.kms.dk/
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2002
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Denmark, Greenland and Faeroe Islands, including tidal and port service information and additional port plans
Number of Charts: 75 S-57 cells / 231 paper charts / 249 port diagrams Approx.
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
 Estonia
  Estonian Maritime Administration (EMA)
Tallinn,  Estonia
http://www.vta.ee/atp/
Agreement Signed: Dec 16, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Estonia territorial waters
Number of Charts: 71 S-57 cells Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Finland
  Finnish Boating Association (BHG)
Espoo,  Finland
http://www.veneilyliitto.fi/
Agreement Signed: Mar 30, 2007
Geographic Coverage: Finland Harbours
Port Services: Yes

 

 
  Finnish Maritime Administration (FMA)
Helsinki,  Finland
http://www.fma.fi/e/
Agreement Signed: Jun 01, 2004
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Finland
Number of Charts: 736 Paper Charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  Sininen Akka Oy (SAO)
Helsinki,  Finland
http://www.sininenakka.fi/
Agreement Signed: Jan 26, 2011
Geographic Coverage: Finland harbors
Port Services: 200 est. harbors

 

 
 France
Bloc Marine Almanacs & Cruising Guides (Interval Editions) (Bloc Marine)
Marseille,  France
http://www.blocmarine.com
Agreement Signed: Apr 01, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Port services for the territory of France, Atlantic and Mediterranean; additional port services north of Tunisia
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  Marine Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (EPSHOM)
Brest Cedex,  France
http://www.shom.fr/
Agreement Signed: Jan 16, 2006
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of France, Caledonia and other formar colonial French territories
Number of Charts: 317 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Germany
  Bundesamt fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)
Hamburg,  Germany
http://www.bsh.de/
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2004
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Germany including tidal information
Number of Charts: 221 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
 Greece
  Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service (HNHS)
Athens,  Greece
http://www.hnhs.gr/
Agreement Signed: Mar 01, 2004
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Greece and approaching territories
Number of Charts: 348 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Iceland
  Icelandic Hydrographic Service (IHS)
See UKHO,  Iceland
http://www.lhg.is/frontpage.asp?cat_id=1
Agreement Signed: Feb 28, 2006
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Iceland, including tidal information
Number of Charts: 76 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
 Ireland
  Boating Innovation Ltd.
Enniskerry,  Ireland
Agreement Signed: Mar 25, 2011
Geographic Coverage: Ireland Inland Waterways (The River Shannon)

 

 
 Italy
  Editrice Incontri Nautici (Bolina)
Rome,  Italy
http://www.bolina.it
Agreement Signed: Mar 01, 2004
Geographic Coverage: Additional ports and port service information for the Italian territory and islands
Number of Charts: 286 Port Diagrams Approx.
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  Istituto Idrografico della Marina (IIM)
Genova,  Italy
http://www.marina.difesa.it/idro/index.htm
Agreement Signed: May 19, 2008
Geographic Coverage: Entire Italian territory and islands
Number of Charts: 275 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
 Kuwait
  Ministry of Communication Kuwait (KHO-MOC )
Safat,  Kuwait
Agreement Signed: Dec 03, 2007
Geographic Coverage: Territorial waters of Kuwait
Number of Charts: 12 est.

 

 
 Latvia
  Latvia Hydrographic Service (LHS)
Riga,  Latvia
http://www.lhd.lv/eng.htm
Agreement Signed: Jan 27, 2006
Geographic Coverage: Latvia Territorial Waters
Number of Charts: 21 S-57 Cells Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Malta
  Malta Maritime Authority (MMA)
See UKHO,  Malta
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2008
Geographic Coverage: Malta territorial waters

 

 
 Netherlands
  Netherlands Hydrographic Office (NLHO)
See UKHO,  Netherlands
http://www.hydro.nl/
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Entire Netherlands territory and former colonial Dutch territories
Number of Charts: 33 S-57 cells / 104 Paper Charts Approx.
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
 New Zealand
  Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)
Wellington,  New Zealand
http://www.linz.govt.nz/rcs/linz/pub/web/root/home/index.jsp
Agreement Signed: Not required
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of New Zealand and nearby islands
Number of Charts: 299 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
 Norway
  Aller Media AS v Batmagasinet (Batmagasinet)
Oslo,  Norway
http://www.batmagasinet.no
Agreement Signed: Apr 16, 2004
Geographic Coverage: Port service information for Norway
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  GeoInsight AS (GeoInsight)
Oslo,  Norway
Agreement Signed: Aug 01, 2009

 

 
  Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS)
Stavanger,  Norway
http://vannstand.statkart.no/
Agreement Signed: Oct 02, 2001
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Norway, including tidal information
Number of Charts: 696 S-57 data / 206 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
 Oman
  National Hydrographic Office Sultanate of Oman (NHOSO)
See UKHO,  Oman
Agreement Signed: Feb 28, 2006
Geographic Coverage: Oman territorial waters
Number of Charts: 22 Paper Charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Poland
  Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy (HOPN)
Gdynia,  Poland
http://www.hopn.mw.mil.pl/
Agreement Signed: Nov 12, 2009
Geographic Coverage: Territorial waters of Poland
Number of Charts: 34

 

 
 Portugal
  Instituto Hidrografico Portugal (IHP)
See UKHO,  Portugal
http://www.hidrografico.pt
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2003
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Portugal, Azores Islands and Madeira Island
Number of Charts: 128 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Russia
  NAVICOM (NAVICOM)
Moscow,  Russia
http://www.garmin.ru/
Agreement Signed: Jul 15, 2010
Geographic Coverage: Russia Inland Waterways
Number of Charts: 298 est.

 

 
 Singapore
  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
Singapore,  Singapore
http://www.mpa.gov.sg/
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2011
Geographic Coverage: Singapore territorial waters
Number of Charts: est. 13 plus content in GB charts

 

 
 South Africa
  Hydrographic Office of South Africa (HOSA)
Tokai,  South Africa
http://www.sanho.co.za/
Agreement Signed: Feb 20, 2003
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of South Africa and approaching territories
Number of Charts: 128 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Spain
  Instituto Hidrografico de la Marina (IHM)
See UKHO,  Spain
http://www.armada.mde.es
Agreement Signed: Jul 20, 2006
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Spain and approaching territories; Balearic Islands and Canary Islands
Number of Charts: 361 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Sweden
  Gasthamnsguiden SXK AB (Gasthamnsguiden)
Norrhult,  Sweden
http://www.gasthamnsguiden.se/
Agreement Signed: Nov 17, 2003
Geographic Coverage: Port service information for the entire territory of Sweden
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  Hydrographica (Hydrographica)
Sundbyberg,  Sweden
http://www.hydrographica.se
Agreement Signed: May 10, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Entire Hydrographica chart portfolio, located on the east coast of Sweden. Swedish Natural Harbors
Number of Charts: 19 Electronic charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA)
Norrköping,  Sweden
http://www.sjofartsverket.se
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2003
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of Sweden
Number of Charts: 357 Paper Charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 Ukraine
  State Hydrographic Service of Ukraine (SHSU)
Kyiv,  Ukraine
Agreement Signed: May 30, 2007
Geographic Coverage: Ukraine Territorial Waters
Number of Charts: 103 S-57 cells Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
 United Kingdom
Adlard Coles Nautical (ACN)
London,  United Kingdom
http://www.adlardcoles.co.uk
Agreement Signed: Apr 25, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Port service information for United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Germany - North Sea only, Netherlands, Belgium, Atlantic Spain and Portugal
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
Boatlaunch Ltd. (Boatlaunch)
London,  United Kingdom
http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk
Agreement Signed: Feb 28, 2004
Geographic Coverage: Great Britain
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd. (Imray)
Cambridgeshire,  United Kingdom
http://www.imray.com/
Agreement Signed: May 20, 2002
Geographic Coverage: Caribbean territories from Puerto Rico, British and USA Virgin Islands to Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, ABC islands and coast of Venezuela
Number of Charts: 231 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO)
Somerset,  United Kingdom
http://www.hydro.gov.uk/
Agreement Signed: Jan 01, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of the United Kingdom, territories in the Republic of Ireland and former colonial British territories.
Number of Charts: 615 S-57 Cells / 1615 Paper Charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
 United States
  Jeppesen Marine (Explorer Charts)
Portland,  United States
http://www.nobeltec.com
Agreement Signed: Nov 01, 2003
Geographic Coverage: Bahamas Area
Number of Charts: 224 S-57 Cells Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
MapTech, Inc. (MapTech)
Andover, MA,  United States
http://www.maptech.com/
Agreement Signed: Mar 08, 2001
Geographic Coverage: United States Points of Interest
Port Services: Yes
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  National Imagery and Mapping Agency / National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NIMA / NGA)
Washington DC,  United States
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/nga01
Agreement Signed: Not required
Geographic Coverage: Worldwide coverage
Number of Charts: 601 Paper Charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Washington, DC,  United States
http://www.noaa.gov/index.html
Agreement Signed: Not required
Geographic Coverage: Entire territory of United States of America, including Hawaii and Alaska; additional Pacific Ocean territories. US East, US West, and US West Aleutian Tides
Number of Charts: 2018 Paper Charts, 308 Bathymetric Charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: Yes

 

 
  The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Washington, DC,  United States
http://www.usace.army.mil/
Agreement Signed: Not required
Number of Charts: 64 S-57 Cells / 183 Paper Charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 
Wavey Line Ltd. (Wavey Line)
Key Biscayne,  United States
http://www.waveylinepublishing.com/
Agreement Signed: Mar 01, 2005
Geographic Coverage: Bahamas and approaching territories
Number of Charts: 31 paper charts Approx.
Port Services: No
Tides/Currents: No

 

 


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