In 2003, the CHS started some Print-On-Demand technology.I haven't been able to figure out what this means to us.The Catch22 community includes graduate students and young professionals aged 22-40 who have attended the nation's top universities and colleges.
It's shown that status for a year or two, it seems, but I'm still waiting.
I called Maptown today, and their in-house stock listing says that it's being reprinted this month (October, 2012), so maybe it will be out by next season.
The person at Maptown who knows the most about CHS charts is "Sandy", but she wasn't in today when I called.
There is a lot of useful information about paper (and electronic) charts on the Canadian Hydrographic Service web site.
You can look up the dates of current editions and the dates of the last update notice (correction) for each chart.
There is also a list of planned new releases for the current year.You can register your charts and receive email notifications of updates: is the actual web page where you can find the links above: I decided to buy the chart book #3313, "Gulf Islands and Adjacent Waterways".I bought the similar #3312 chart book in 2007 before the FACS Desolation Sound trip, which also covers this year's cruising area.It's handy to have these at home for trip planning even though charter boats come with all the required charts.I saw on the CHS website above that the 3313 publication was released in 1995 -- it's 14 years old!It turned out that it's scheduled for a new release this year, so I figured I'd wait for the new release.