Version 2017-03-21 of the CSIG charts is now available to download.

Brian Willson writes:

“From this version we are moving away from the Bx.x numbering system and just using the date to make versioning a little clearer. 

New with this release

For Locus and Galileo users, this chart introduces the industry standard tile size and means that the charts will display much better on iPads.

There have been updates to the Grand Canal from Shannon Harbour to Lock 12 and the Barrow to St Mullins. These are still work in progress so there will be more to come in the next release.

New icons have been developed for moorings.  The previous Anchor symbol is now only used for anchorages.  A new Bollard symbol has been introduced for fixed moorings and there is a new Mooring Post icon for grass bank moorings.

The Bridges and Locks have changed making the font easier to read.  Because the graphics used for the Tree Lined Areas and Reeds were inflating the chart sizes, they have been changed to plain colours.

Just for Fun

The Old Shannon outline has been overlaid in the flooded area below Killaloe.  I hope to get a more detailed survey of this area done later this year.”