Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This standard provides minimum standards for the horizontal and vertical accuracy of features associated with hydrographic surveys that support nautical charting. Such features include, but are not limited to, water depths, objects on the seafloor, navigational aids, and shoreline.
For the purposes of this Standard, hydrographic surveys are defined
as those surveys conducted to determine the configuration of the bottom
of water bodies and to identify and locate all features, natural and man-made,
that may affect navigation. Nautical charts are compilations of data
from numerous sources, principally hydrographic surveys, designed specifically
to meet the requirements of marine navigation. The scope of these
standards includes the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories.
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