Admiralty Vector Chart Service Now Available Online

Admiralty Vector Chart Service Now Available Online

New service supports shore-based users with vessel tracking and voyage planning

Developed by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) Online gives shore-based users and planning teams access to more than 15,000 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), updated weekly, to support vessel tracking, voyage planning and for use in accident and emergency incidents. The inclusion of chart display settings and pick reports enables the onboard experience to be replicated from ashore.

Web-based Systems 

To support an increasingly flexible, digital working environment for shore-based staff, AVCS Online can be integrated into existing web-based systems as a standalone chart solution, or as a base layer with other layers added, to optimize the planning and support potential of the service.

Support Safe Navigation

Cathrine Armour, Director of Customer Division at UKHO, said “We recognized there was a strong call from shore-based teams for a way to access AVCS from their office. The creation of AVCS Online reflects that, enabling our partners to provide technical solutions to the specific needs of customers. Shipping companies, government agencies, and other professional users will utilize the planning service to support safe navigation around the world - be that at sea or onshore.” 

Worldwide Coverage

AVCS is an ENC service, enabling ships to navigate on ECDIS for the entirety of most major routes on a single chart service. This coverage includes 4,000 of the biggest ports worldwide, of which AVCS offers coverage for over one hundred. AVCS Online is available through Admiralty Chart Agents worldwide.

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