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Differences between products (available charts) for Inland Rivers and Waterways.

Created: 06/19/2007
Modified: 06/19/2007

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Comparing: US Boating Charts DVD, US Boating Charts with Tides and Currents DVD, The CAPN Region 121 Inland Waterways DVD, and Chart Navigator (Pro) Region 76 & 77 Inland Waterways DVDs


DISCUSSION

Introduction
Maptech offers many options for boaters who wish to navigate the inland waterways of the US. Unlike offshore and coastal areas, which are covered fairly uniformly by a single government agency - NOAA, inland waterways are often charted and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Army Corps charts are often not as detailed as their NOAA counterparts, and should only be used as a general navigational aid. However, some products, as outlined below, also feature ENC vector charts, topographic maps, and aeral photo charts. When combined with the Army Corps charts, a good sense of the waterways can be achived.

Below, each product that features inland waterways are described. Then, a list is provided for each river and waterway that details the product(s) that river can be located on.


Product Comparison:
U.S. Boating Charts DVD
Maptech Part No: DVDRUS
MSRP: $49.95
Availability: Direct sale from Maptech.com
Included Software: Offshore Navigator Lite

U.S. Boating Charts with Tides and Currents DVD
Maptech Part No: DVDRUSTC
MSRP: $99.95
Availability: Direct sale from Maptech.com and other retailers.
Included Software: Offshore Navigator Lite

The CAPN Region 121: Inland Waterways
Maptech Part No: SWCPTDVD
MSRP: $449.95
Availability: Direct sale from Maptech.com and other retailers.
Included Software: The CAPN

ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Inland Waterways North & South
Maptech Part No: DISCONTINUED
MSRP: N/A
Availability: Replaced by Chart Navigator Pro, Edition 1.2.
Included Software: Chart Navigator Pro

Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Inland Waterways North & South
Maptech Part No: SWCNPRO
MSRP: $499.95
Availability: Direct sale from Maptech.com and other retailers.
Included Software: Chart Navigator Pro

Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Inland Waterways North & South
Maptech Part No: SWCNS
MSRP: $249.95
Availability: Direct sale from Maptech.com and other retailers.
Included Software: Offshore Navigator


River/Waterway Comparison:
Allegheny River
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Does not include this river.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Does not include this river.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Does not include this river.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Does not include this river.

Arkansas River
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Does not include this river.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts from Mile 121 to Mile 144 and Vector ENC charts from Mile 1 to Mile 125.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Does not include this river.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Does not include this river.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Does not include this river.

Atchafalaya River
US Boating Charts DVD: Includes this river on Raster NOAA charts.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster NOAA charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Raster NOAA charts, Vector ENC charts, and Vector DNC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster NOAA charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster NOAA charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster NOAA charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.

Cumberland River
US Boating Charts DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.

Green River (KY)
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Does not include this river.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Does not include this river.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Does not include this river.

Illinois Waterway
US Boating Charts DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.

Kanawha River
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Does not include this river.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Does not include this river.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Does not include this river.

Lower Black Warrior - Tombigbee Waterway
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.

Upper Mississippi, including Minnesota River and St. Croix River
US Boating Charts DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts (Limited Coverage of Northernmost Portion), Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps (Limited Coverage of Northernmost Portion), and Aerial Photo Image Maps (Limited Coverage of Northernmost Portion).
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.

Lower Mississippi, St. Louis - Baton Rouge
US Boating Charts DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.

Lower Mississippi, South of Baton Rouge
US Boating Charts DVD: Includes this river on Raster NOAA charts.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp and Raster NOAA charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts, Vector DNC charts, and Raster NOAA charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Raster NOAA charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Raster NOAA charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Raster NOAA charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.

Missouri River
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Does not include this river.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Does not include this river.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Does not include this river.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Does not include this river.

Monongahela River
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Does not include this river.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Does not include this river.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Does not include this river.

Ohio River, North of Smithland, KY
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Does not include this river.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Does not include this river.

Ohio River, South of Smithland, KY
US Boating Charts DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.

Red River (LA)
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Does not include this river.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Vector ENC charts.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Does not include this river.

Tennessee River
US Boating Charts DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
US Boating Charts DVD: Does not include this river.
US Boating Charts with Tides & Currents DVD: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts.
The CAPN Region 121: Includes this river on Vector ENC and Raster Army Corp charts.
ChartPack DVD Edition 1.1: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator Pro DVD Edition 1.2: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, Vector ENC charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.
Chart Navigator DVD Edition 2.0: Includes this river on Raster Army Corp charts, USGS Topographic Maps, and Aerial Photo Image Maps.