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Bathymetric ENCs in Confined Waters

Electronic charts with greater scale and bathymetric content than any hydrographic office’s ENC (equivalent to a paper nautical chart) are not a novelty for many ports around the world. Such charts are normally produced by port authorities and are used by marine pilots on the portable pilot units (PPUs). The Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) has experimented with, and now published, high-density (HD) bathymetric electronic navigation charts (bENCs) for two ports, with more under development. These ENCs – like any other official o... (read more)
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Cover Hydro International Magazine May June 2016