Map showing features seen from the air and considered necessary for air navigation and/or airport planning.
A map used in air navigation containing all or part of the following: Topographical features, hazards and obstructions, navigation aids, navigation routes, designated airspace, and airports. Aeronautical charts are regularly revised to provide current information.
A chart or map used for air navigation, which provides the aircraft pilot with important information about flight paths, airport approaches and facilities, as well as landmark features. In Canada, the federal government agency responsible for the supply of aeronautical information is the Aeronautical Charts Service URL, of Geomatics Canada, Natural Resources Canada.
A map representing a portion of the earth, made especially for use in air navigation.
A map of the earth's surface, designed for aviation use. Depicts necessary topographic information, aids to navigation and obstructions.
A representation of a portion of the earth, its culture and relief, specifically designated to meet the requirements of air navigation. Fr: carte aéronautique
An aeronautical chart is a map designed to assist in navigation of aircraft, much as nautical charts do for watercraft, or a roadmap for drivers. Using these charts and other tools pilots are able to determine their position, best route to a destination, navigation aids along the way, alternative landing areas in case of an in-flight emergency, and other useful information such as important radio frequencies and airspace boundaries. There are charts for all land masses on Earth, and long-distance charts for trans-oceanic travel.