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TCarta Marine BaseMaps 2016-10-21T09:01:45+00:00

For many applications, a simple and aesthetically pleasing basemap is all you need.  Whether it’s for viewing your maritime operation, overlaying your data, providing context to your projects, situational awareness, or simply providing a backdrop for your printed maps, the TCarta Marine Basemap provides you with a solution to coarse publicly available marine basemaps.  While most basemaps display the ocean in rather coarse detail or simply a flat blue image, the Marine Basemap provides real and useful information.  So expect more from your basemaps, try out a Marine Basemap.

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TCarta Marine Basemap Preview in the Gulf of Mexico

Formatting and Availability

The vector tile formatting in Mapbox allows for efficient and beautiful display of vast amount of data creating Basemaps that are light weight yet robust in information. Especially noteworthy is the scale dependent dynamic display that adjusts the level of detail of the marine feature names, contour lines, and colorized backdrop as you zoom in and out. As a result you  see the right amount of information for the display scale.

Specifically, the Basemaps are available as a streaming subscription service via WMTS or WMS, static images, printed maps, and GeoPDFs. Additionally, our APIs can be embedded in your applications.

Free vs. Paid Marine Basemap

Free vs. Paid Service

The Free Global Basemap is derived from public domain data and is free to use in a web browser using the link below.  Please contact us for streaming access to the Free Global Basemap as WMTS in ArcMap or other GIS environment.  Alternatively, you can also preview the Global Basemap and a detailed map of San Francisco Bay:

Try our Free Webmaps:

San Francisco

Free Global Basemap


Paid subscriptions to our Marine Basemap receive our best available bathymetry and are usable down to 1:10,000 scale. Furthermore, with over 1 million named features, detailed contour lines, and more colorful display, the paid service provides our users with the best available marine basemap.  Finally now you can improve your GIS workflow and display maps with a better basemap.

Contact us for more details and pricing options for individuals, non-profits, small organizations, and enterprise wide installations.