The Cooperative Charting Program of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) is conducted in close cooperation with United State Amy Corps of Engineers, the United Stats Coast Guard, and NOAA's National Geodetic Survey Division (NGSD). The Program continues to be a major public service of USPS. As in the past, members supply important information to the above agencies so updates can be made to nautical charts and the National Survey Marker databases.
The Aid-To-Navigation and Bridge Inspection programs support the USACE and Coast Guard in assuring waterways are properly marked and maintained.
The Cooperative Charting Committee maintains a Geodetic Program where members help to verify the accuracy of reference points established on the surface of the earth by local, state, and national agencies. Maintenance and preservation of these marks is of utmost importance to users of the net and NGSD. Recognizing that many valuable geodetic marks are destroyed by construction, new roads, erosion, or for other causes, our job is to locate each of these marks and report their condition together with any changes in the directions needed to locate them.
PBSPS Members can volunteer for participation or report a candidate chart update item to the local Cooperative Charting Chairperson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured below are some of Palm Beach Sail and Power Squadron's past activities on behalf of this important civic service program.
CoOp Charting with Cliff, Alan & Nancy CoOp Charting Crew
Bill & Jim check out a new marina
Jones Creek - on way back Scott, Hank, Les on Johns Creek
Report "H" Report "G"
Reports to NOAA to update the Intracoastal Waterway Charts
Checking on a Navaid Scott Clinton Awards at District Conference
Bend in Intracoastal from Jupiter Light Captain Jim of the Vigilant
Members who have who have done field work and submitted reports include: