Defense Mapping Agency , Continued
As you have seen from the organization of the DMA catalog, part 2
deals with hydrographic products. This is the only part that you will
normally use as a Quartermaster. Each of the 11 volumes in part 2
contains graphic indexes and numerical listings of charts and other
The listings also include chart edition numbers and dates. Navigational
and oceanographic publications are contained in volumes X and XI. The
title and date of each publication are shown. The price is noted for each
chart and publication available for sale to the public. The ordering
procedures are contained in volumes X and XI.
The Semiannual Bulletin Digest for Hydrographic Products is published
in June and December. It provides a complete listing of all available
unclassified charts and publications. The Monthly Bulletin for
Hydrographic Products is issued the other 10 months between issues of
the Semiannual Bulletin Digest. New and revised charts and
publications issued are reported on a month-to-month basis in the
Monthly Bulletin. The old edition for a chart must not be disposed of
until the latest edition arrives on board.
All information reported in the Monthly Bulletin is cumulative. This
means that only the latest Semiannual Bulletin Digest and Monthly
Bulletin need to be held for you to have current information on all
available hydrographic products. Information appearing for the first
time is marked with an asterisk. The Quarterly Bulletin for Classified
Hydrographic Products is published in January, July, and October, with
volume XI being reissued in April. The Quarterly Bulletin provides a
complete summary of all available classified charts and publications.
The bulletins should be filed and used to correct your catalog volumes.
They will also allow you to check and confirm that you hold the latest
editions of charts and publications in your inventory and that you are not
missing any charts from your required allowance. The charts listed as
canceled are to be disposed of.