THE DESIGN OF AERONAUTICAL CHARTS

John E. Murray and Rolland H. Waters

Abstract: This paper summarizes the results of studies carried out to evaluate two experimental charts prepared as aids in navigating highspeed, high-altitude aircraft. The precise objective of the studies was to determine the relative effectiveness of the present World Aeronautical Chart (WAC) and two experimental charts, the XJN Chart produced by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Service and the XDA Chart designed by the staff of Dunlap and Associates, Inc., under the auspices of the Office of Naval Research. These charts differ in the amount, kind and method of presenting information to the pilot. Representative sample sections from each of the charts are shown in Figure 1.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 6
Pages: 192 - 198
Cite this article: Murray, John E., Waters, Rolland H., "THE DESIGN OF AERONAUTICAL CHARTS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 6, 1952, pp. 192-198.
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