Originally Posted by Snowflake
We have been told that NavCanada is working on a way to view NOTAMs graphically online, but they don't have a public facing product yet. In time I think we'll get there.
The NOTAM system is severely outdated, both north and south of the 49th Parallel. Denoting restricted areas using LAT/LON is just STUPID because NOBODY takes the time to plot out those exact coordinates, especially in this day and age of no longer carrying paper charts.
There's no reason why graphical depictions of NOTAM data (obstructions, restricted airspace etc) can't be uploaded in digital format 4 times daily to all EFB data providers, then in turn uploaded to the pilot's own EFB app.
The only reason we still have NOTAMs is because nobody has found a financial justification to make the wholesale technology change that's required to bring NOTAM-like information into the 21st century.