Print-on-demand plan treats charts as data

Although printing-on-demand is not necessarly a good distribution model (compare printed newspapers), the market for printing electronic charts might be a very interesting one. Especially as long as sailors will want to use (updated) paper charts, something that is still required for professionals.
“Even though electronic charts have become widely used by mariners, it still makes sense to have paper charts aboard, should electronic systems experience problems. And the idea of getting a corrected chart printed for you on the spot is compelling. If the program continues to do well, POD charts may well prove beneficial to recreational mariners by providing them with an up-to-date paper chart with a minimum of fuss.”

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