A massive project was begun in 2004 to develop electronic versions of the navigation charts with a much higher level of detail and accuracy. Electronic charts are now available and perform very much like the navigation systems in modern cars and give you real-time information as to your position on the river. An added benefit of the electronic charts is that electronic charts are updated monthly with any information that might affect navigation traffic. New buoys, docks, shoaling, etc, are added monthly to the charts. All you need is a GPS display device that will display S57 format files. Electronic Charts can be downloaded free from the Corps of Engineers Army Geospatial Center’s website.
If you have questions about the Electronic Navigation Charts for the Cumberland or Tennessee Rivers, please contact someone in our Channel Section for assistance at 615-736-5607.