TZ Maps, developed by TimeZero, marks a significant advancement in maritime cartography, blending multiple chart types, overlays, and features to offer an unparalleled navigational experience. This comprehensive product is designed to meet the diverse needs of maritime navigation, offering high-resolution bathymetry, detailed land information, and both raster and vector data.
The raster data in TZ Maps is georeferenced, featuring digital images of Official Hydrographic Office and selected private navigational charts. These true-color copies of official paper charts provide a reliable and familiar view for users. In contrast, the vector data utilizes a database to build the chart display, storing information in layers and recording every nautical feature. This data type is particularly useful in global regions lacking hydrographic services.
Moreover, TZ Maps integrates detailed land information to enhance the understanding of coastlines and nearby infrastructure. The product also leverages satellite photographs in a unique way, fusing them with raster or vector charts to offer only the essential data for safe navigation. These standard resolution satellite photographs are included in each TZ Maps data pack, with high-definition options available for certain areas.
The high-resolution bathymetry in TZ Maps is based on the graphic interpretation of chart contour lines, providing a 3D representation that is invaluable for navigating into ports or anchorages. Additionally, the new BathyVision feature allows dynamic and intuitive display of bottom data in color and/or contour lines, making it easier to identify potential fishing areas or submerged dangers.
TZ Maps also employs altimetry to realistically represent shorelines, aiding in the instant identification of port entries and specific shoreline features. This realistic perspective view in relation to the horizon enhances navigational safety and awareness.
With compatibility across various products like TimeZero Navigator v5 and TimeZero Professional v5, TZ Maps is a versatile tool for an array of maritime applications. Its revolutionary approach to charting and data presentation positions it as a leader in the field of marine navigation.