The Chart Locker - Change Log


  • July 2024: Updated chart set for Fiji.
  • June 2024: New set of Bahama charts and added Aruba, Bonaire & CuraƧao.
  • May 2024: Caribbean charts for Windwards, Leewards, Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Cuba.
  • April 2024: New chart set for FIJI. Update to GRIB Spot Forecast Visual Alert Version 2.3.
  • March 2024: New sets of charts with improved zoom levels for: BERMUDA, COOK ISLANDS, FIJI, RAPA NUI & PITCAIRN ISLANDS (including Archipelago Juan Fernandez, Isla Sala y Gomez & Islas Desventuradas), SAMOA, AMERICAN SAMOA, TONGA, NIUE, MINERVA REEFS, BEVERIDGE REEF, TOKELAU, TUVALU, WALLIS & FUTUNA
    New layout for SOUTH PACIFIC SECTION.
  • February 2024: New set of charts of the MARQUESAS and the AUSTRALS. New set of charts for VANUATU. Update to GRIB Spot Forecast Visual Alert 2.2.
  • January 2024: New and improved complete set of charts for MEXICO and CENTRAL AMERICA with new download table layout. Link added to British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon & California charts created by s/v Amazing Grace. Minor update to GRIB Spot Forecast Visual Alert version 2.1.
  • November 2023:  Full coverage of NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA'S NORTH and SOUTH ISLANDS (replaced charts from September 2023).  New PACIFIC OVERVIEW with zoom levels 8-12, removed Popular Routes Overviews. Minor update to GRIB Spot Forecast Visual Alert.
  • September 2023: Added charts for the NORTH, EAST & SOUTH COASTS of NEW ZEALAND'S NORTH & SOUTH ISLANDS.
  • July 2023: Added Charts for JAPAN'S RYUKU ARCHIPELAGO, TAIWAN, ANTIGUA, BARBUDA. ArcGIS for MEXICO'S SEA OF CORTEZ and PACIFIC COAST.
  • July 2023: Updated charts with new zoom levels for FRENCH POLYNESIA'S SOCIETY ISLANDS and TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO.
  • July 2023: All new charts have improved zoom levels: Z8 or 12 through Z18 minus Z17.
  • July 2023: Added Chart Locker Talker newsletter archive.
  • July 2023: Minor update to GRIB Spot Forecast Visual Alert v2.01.
  • July 2023: Added links to other MBTile chart sources.
  • July 2023: Updated How To Use These Files.
  • July 2023: Updated map showing charts available.
  • July 2023: Updated downloadable README.TXT.
  • 20 May 2023: Added charts for the LOUSIADES ARCHIPELAGO in PAPUA NEW GUINEA and QUEENSLAND WEST - Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria. New charts will now have tge date created in filename for easy identification of latest edition. New version Spot Forecast Visual Alert Spreadsheet which now supports moving forecasts
  • 31 March 2023:  Added charts for AUSTRALIA'S East Coast, TURKS & CAICOS, and Panama's SAN BLAS ISLANDS. Plus new coverage map.
  • 12 January 2023: Added complete set of charts for the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • 10 November 2022: Added link to Making a Case to Disconnect Cruising World article and to Terry's Topics Newsletter in Other Resources section
  • 29 October 2022: Tuamotus Navionics MBTile added back after accidentally removed in September
  • 22 September 2022: Tuamotu_Passes.GPX in French Polynesia section. Uses colored waypoints to indicate pass/no pass/etc. for all 76 atolls. To be added as a layer in OpenCPN.
  • 17 September 2022: Added newsletter subscription section.
  • 3 September 2022: Replaced New Caledonia ArcGIS MBTiles.
  • 3 September 2022: Added link to s/v Perspective's high-res drone-mapped anchorage charts of Mexico.
  • 12 April 2022: Added  beta chart files for Bahamas
  • April 2022: Added chart files for New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands. Including ArcGIS.
  • April 2022: Updated French Polynesia and Fiji. ArcGIS added. No overview needed.
  • April 2022: Added Pacific Overview charts.
  • April 2022: Website now has Index of Countries and Island Groups.
  • April 2022: What's New given its own section and made easier to read.
  • January 2022: Updated Bing Satellite Overview for Mexico.
  • January 2022: Download the How to Use These Files tutorial video from the Other Resources section.
  • August 2021: Interactive Chart Finder added.
  • August 2021: Pacific Coast of Central America added: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama (including Canal). Mexican border to Columbian border.
  • August 2021: All new charts for Mexico. Reduced number of charts for full coverage.
  • August 2021: Vanuatu added.
  • August 2021: New charts for Fiji that seamlessly cross 180th meridian.
  • May 2021: Bermuda added.
  • March 2021: Added new set of South Pacific charts for Cook Islands, Samoas, Wallis & Futuna, Tokelau, Fiji. Added Rapa Nui Anchoring Guide. Added link to video tutorial.
  • 4 January 2021: Added new set of South Pacific charts for Tonga which also includes Niue, Minerva Reefs, and Beveridge Reef
  • 12 August 2020: Newly-created Mexico - Sea of Cortez files added. Reduced number of files and changed structure. These work better with quilting. When used with OpenCPN Chart Groups they allow easy switching between satellite and marine chart images. Read OpenCPN manual about Chart Groups.
  • 12 August 2020: Mexico - Mainland - Pacific Coast now includes Google Satellite images for Islas Marias. This was added because the Marias will soon be open to cruising. There are many dangers around these islands and they are not well charted. But be careful: there are still dangers which do not show up on the satellite images.
  • 12 August 2020: Added information about using Chart Groups to How To Use These Files section.
  • 1 March 2020: OpenCPN 5.0 Release notes on MBTiles added to the How To Use These Files section.
  • 22 December 2019: Additional information added in Notes section for each download. Exact bytes for each file listed to provide check in case of download errors.
  • 22 December 2019: French Polynesia added.
  • 22 December 2019: Mexico, Sea of Cortez divided in North & South downloads for smaller file size. Sea of Cortez Overview removed as it is redundant with Baja Overview.
  • 22 December 2019: Pitcairn Group added.
  • 22 December 2019: Change Log added.
  • October 2019:  Rapa Nui added .

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