Electronic chart updating manual
The ARCS Online Updating Service provides immediate access to the latest digital chart updates for subscribers of the ARCS service.
The service is complimentary to the standard CD-based updating services for ARCS and offers quick access to the most up-to-date information.
Individual charts: £18.30Each folio: £1,100.00All folios: £6,000.00 For precise coverage and voyage flexibility, ARCS charts are available in 10 regional folios and one world folio.
Click here for visibility of each individual folio’s coverage Alternatively all ARCS charts can be bought on an individual basis.
ARCS is compatible with all ECDIS and ECS (Electronic Chart Systems) that meet these requirements.
If you cannot find the answer to your questions, who you contact will depend on the nature of your query. The ARCS full user guide includes information on getting started, installation and maintenance, troubleshooting and seeking support. Each disc corresponds to an area of coverage outlined in the diagram below.
Please also note that RC11, which is not shown in the diagram, contains ocean charts (1: 3,500,000 and smaller).
ARCS is an RNC service containing digital raster copies of official ADMIRALTY paper charts, conforming to the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Product Specification S-61.
Raster Navigational Charts (RNCs) are a safe and reliable primary navigation alternative under certain conditions and subject to individual Port and Flag State approval, for example where ENCs don’t yet exist (see IMO resolution MSC 86 (70).