Licence Request Portal
Welcome to the Canadian Hydrographic Service's Licence Request Portal. Using the tools below, you can build and submit a licence request for digital charts and bathymetric data. Requesting data is easy and can be done in 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Browse the available products in map view or by using a list.
You are currently in map view. If you prefer, you can also find products using a list.
To use the Digital Charts map, simply turn on/off the different product usage layers in the legend on the right and then navigate to your area of interest by panning and zooming. Alternatively you can use the search box at the top of the map window to locate your product. Note: you must have the proper product usage layer turned on in the legend in order for the search to return results. For example, if you would like to find Chart 4460 - Charlottetown Harbour, the harbour layer must be turned on.
To use the Bathymetry map, simply navigate to your area of interest by panning and zooming. There are two different ways to select data on this map:
- Select by point (default): Allows you to select a bathymetric product by clicking the mouse. All products that intersect the point on the map that was clicked will be available to browse.
- Select by drawn area (square icon on the left side of the map): Press down on the mouse button and hold it while you draw a selection area on the map. Release the mouse button when you have covered the geographical area of interest.
Once you have navigated to your area of interest and clicked on the map, a popup window will be displayed showing information related to the available product(s) at that location. At the top of the popup window is the name of the product that you are currently viewing as well as a set of arrows that lets you cycle through the results.
Step 2: When you have found the product(s) that you're looking for click Add to Cart.
Once you have found the product that you are interested in, click the Add to Cart and it will be added to My Cart above the map. You can continue navigating around the map and adding other products if desired.
Step 3: Once you are happy with your selection, click the Checkout button.
Next, you are brought to the Checkout page which will allow you to review your selection before confirming the order. The Checkout page shows the name(s) of the product(s) as well as an approximate total price. After you have confirmed your order you will be prompted to fill out the licence request form.
RNC BSBv3 versus S-57 ENC products.
Please refer here for a detailed explanation of the differences between an RNC and an ENC.
The CHS is currently working to make all source bathymetric data available to view.
If you do not see the data that you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us to enquire about its availability.
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