Navionics and a group of other marine industry and tourism organizations said they plan to remap marine and inland waterways impacted earlier this year by Huricane Irma. The September hurricane has altered shorelines and bottom contours in South Florida.
Navionics and a group of companies that include Sea Tow, Power Pole, West Marine, Yamaha and others, have announced a month-long event in which Florida boaters will record sonar logs and upload the data to Navionics so that the company can re-map any impacted waters.
Navionics says the depth data will be processed and made available as an updated SonarChart 1 ft HD bathymetry map. It will also share debris locations with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which will have them physically removed. Navionics Nautical Chart will also be updated to include coastline corrections, Notices to Mariners, and the integration of future NOAA Chart editions when issued. The company will also publish any updates on its website while make them easy to download for plotter information.
Navionics said that participants will receive a year of daily updates for their plotter cards. Navionics will provide detail information on its website at www.navionics.com/RemapSouthFlorida on January 4.