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NGA Pilot Charts, URLs for direct downloads

Please PM me any updates / broken links so I can keep this list current.

Copied from www.nga.mil:
Pilot Charts depict averages in prevailing winds and currents, air and sea temperatures, wave heights, ice limits, visibility, barometric pressure, and weather conditions at different times of the year. The information used to compile these averages was obtained from oceanographic and meteorologic observations over many decades during the late 18th and 19th centuries.

The Atlas of Pilot Charts set is comprised of five volumes, each covering a specific geographic region. Each volume is an atlas of twelve pilot charts, each depicting the observed conditions for a particular month of any given year.

The charts are intended to aid the navigator in selecting the fastest and safest routes with regards to the expected weather and ocean conditions. The charts are not intended to be used for navigation.

The Atlas of Pilot Charts of the South Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean(NGA Pubs 105 and 108, respectively) are not yet available for download, as they are still awaiting digital conversion.


Pub. 105 - Atlas of Pilot Charts South Atlantic Ocean
Not yet available for download, as they are still awaiting digital conversion

Pub. 106 - Atlas of Pilot Charts North Atlantic Ocean (including Gulf of Mexico), 2002
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...6/106cover.pdf Cover
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...6/106synop.pdf Synopsis
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106jan.pdf January
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106feb.pdf February
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106mar.pdf March
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106apr.pdf April
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106may.pdf May
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106jun.pdf June
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106jul.pdf July
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106aug.pdf August
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106sep.pdf September
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106oct.pdf October
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106nov.pdf November
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...106/106dec.pdf December

Pub. 107 - Atlas of Pilot Charts South Pacific Ocean, 1998
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...7/107cover.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...Pub107/toc.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...7/107artcl.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107jan.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107feb.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107mar.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107apr.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107may.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107jun.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107jul.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107aug.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107sep.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107oct.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107nov.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...107/107dec.pdf

Pub. 108 - Atlas of Pilot Charts North Pacific Ocean
Not yet available for download, as they are still awaiting digital conversion.

Pub. 109 - Atlas of Pilot Charts Indian Ocean, 2001
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...9/109cover.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...Pub109/toc.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...9/article1.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...9/article2.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...9/article3.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...9/article4.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109jan.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109feb.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109mar.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109apr.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109may.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109jun.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109jul.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109aug.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109sep.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109oct.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109nov.pdf
http://www.nga.mil/MSISiteContent/St...109/109dec.pdf

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The information used to compile these averages was obtained from oceanographic and meteorologic observations over many decades during the late 18th and 19th centuries.

If I read that right, the data is over 100 years old? I'm sure it is still pretty darn good information and I realize these are averages, but the climate has changed somewhat in the last 100+ years. Is there any updating going on?
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Anybody have any insight on if/when the North Pacific Charts are every going to be digitized by NGIA?
For now this guy:http://www.nomadelectronics.com/Family/Serenade/PilotCharts/PilotCharts.htm has done a portion of the N. Pacific.
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Anybody have any insight on if/when the North Pacific Charts are every going to be digitized by NGIA?
For now this guy:http://www.nomadelectronics.com/Family/Serenade/PilotCharts/PilotCharts.htm has done a portion of the N. Pacific.
Thanks for this link. It does not quite work - it takes you to his main page.

Try North Pacific Pilot Charts for the pilot charts page.

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Pilot Charts

There are also so called "Next Generation " Pilot charts...in fact Grib files compiled from actual weather for every month from 1990-1999.

I tried to upload one here, but the forum seems to only allow pictures files

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Grib file pilot charts

The other problem is that they are for each hour of each day of each month for 10 years...120Mb in total....so I can't email them....

If anyone has an ftp server that I could up load them to for general distribution, I'd be happy to do that

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Hello,
The links posted above do not seem to work anymore. Does anyone know where we can possibly download thes NGA digitalized pilot charts ?
Thanks much !

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I was able to get a top-level menu from

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And also downloaded December's North Pacific pilot chart (haven't tried any others).

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Many thanks Adam, this is quite helpful.

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