Learn about the new NOAA Custom Charts (NCC's)

Posted by   ROBERT TRIPP
Mar 3, 2023

What is the NOAA Custom Chart application?

  • NOAA Custom Chart (NCC) is an online application that enables users to create their own customized nautical charts directly from the latest official NOAA electronic navigational chart (NOAA ENC®) data.
  • Depths can be displayed in meters, feet, or fathoms and there are a few other display options, such as changing the depth at which a shallow water blue tint is applied and the depiction of a "safety contour" based on a vessel's draft.
  • NOAA custom charts do not have numbers and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) are not issued for NCC charts. 
  • NCC outputs Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the paper size, scale, and location selected by the user. 

Go to the NCC App


How to order a NOAA Custom Printed Chart

  1. Visit the NOAA Custom Chart (NCC) web app ↗ and create a PDF of what you would like printed. After creating the PDF, it can be downloaded.
  2. Place your order on this page by selecting print options such as paper material and size.
  3. Upload your PDF using the upload button before placing your order
  4. As an option, you may provide a current NOAA chart number and we will create the NCC for you based on that area of coverage.
  5. Please note: Only one NCC can be ordered and uploaded at a time.
    If you wish to order multiple custom charts, please make separate orders for each and we will combine shipping costs and ship your entire order together.