The following are links to a few references that are useful for all hydrographers, and may be useful in preparation for taking the Hydrographer Certification examination. Hard copies may be consulted during the open-book exam.
“IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys,” (S-44), --download from:
“American Practical Navigator,” Nathaniel Bowditch, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, --download from: http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal and on the left side under “Find” select the “Publications” link, then from the drop down menu select “ American Practical Navigator”. This book is available as a single PDF file (35MB) or as individual PDF Chapters.
The following additional references provide background information and should be considered for inclusion in a hydrographer’s technical library:
“IHO Transfer Standard for Digital Hydrographic Data” (S-57)
“Hydrography for the Surveyor & Engineer,” A.E. Ingham, ISBN# 0632029439, Blackwell Science, 238 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, Phone 617-876-7000
“Chapman Piloting: Seamanship and Small Boat Handling,” 62nd Edition, Edward S. Maloney, Morrow, William & Co., available from http://amazon.com.
“Dutton’s Navigation and Piloting," published by US Naval Institute, by Benjamin Dutton, ISBN 0870211579, available from http://amazon.com.
“GPS Satellite Surveying,” Alfred Leick, 1990
"GPS for Land Surveyors Second Edition" Jan Van Sickle 2001