IWAI Members of the Charts Special Interest Group (CSIG) are working together to deliver a new set of charts for the rivers, lakes and canals of Ireland with the aim of making the waterways safer and more enjoyable for everyone.
Achieving this goal involves carrying out depth surveys, analysing data, adding location knowledge and then producing charts from the resulting information. These charts will be available in electronic format with Windows , Apple and Android support
The CSIG is a cooperative of members from all branches of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI). The CSIG also collaborates with others who are interested in what we are doing, including archaeologists, historians, rescue services, sub-aqua groups, leisure users and communities along the waterways.
Work began with one small team in 2011 and has since expanded to include several teams surveying different waterways or gathering information. The diverse skills required are passed on to new members at training and practical sessions. Finance to underwrite this endeavour comes from our members and from several branches of the IWAI. As of 2020, we are now into the tenth year of what might be a ten-year programme and have released our charts to members with an update at least once per year.
To understand more about the work of the CSIG, keep reading and if you would like to get involved with this exciting, worthwhile and enjoyable project, visit the projects website IWAI Charts Special Interest Group
Currently the IWAI Charts access is completely separate from the IWAI Membership system. If you are an IWAI member you will need to register for the charts and sign the disclaimer to get access. After Registration your membership will be validated and access will be approved, normally within a day or two. Please use correct membership number and the same email address as you have used for IWAI membership to facilitate speedy verification of Membership of the IWAI.
Once you have registered and been approved for access , you will need to purchase the appropriate APP for the platform you intend to use to use the charts