From Products to Data Services

When looking at the classic work of Hydrographic Offices (HOs), the most prominent outputs had been navigational charts – either printed or as ENCs – and other products for navigators, like publications. But while these are still the main deliverables of HOs, times are changing. S-102, the first so-called ‘Product Specification’ within the S-100 series of standards, is intentionally not defining a product that navigators or other end-users can buy and consume. It is a dat... (read more)