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The New IHO S-102 Standard

Soundings and contours are the only official way data producers can push bathymetric information to the wide hydrographic community. The introduction of the S-102 standard for bathymetry will enable many...

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Surveying the Scheldt

The Flemish Hydrography is responsible for surveying the river Scheldt on Flemish territory up to the lock of Wintam. On the Dutch Western Scheldt Flemish Hydrography surveys only to check...

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We Get ENCs… and Now What?

A historic perspective of nautical charts production in Chile over recent years is given here. The experience of the Chilean Navy’s Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service may serve other Offices encountering...

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Hands-off ENC Production

Imagine piloting a 398m container ship into port TODAY using an ENC updated with survey data collected YESTERDAY. Isn’t this order of turnaround time the ultimate dream of any ENC...

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A Practical Look at ENC Quality

The term ‘quality of an ENC’ can be defined in a straightforward way as the suitability of the ENC to provide for safe navigation within its geographical extent. This simple...

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Port ECDIS

The management of larger vessels within the confined, shallow and/or tidal environments of ports requires precise chart information. However, current ECDIS and Inland ECDIS standards do not meet the more...

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Revival of ECDIS?

In 1996, an ECDIS conference titled ‘Five years of Broken Promises’ dealt with the non-availability of ENC data. At the 2nd International ECDIS Conference in 2003, a prominent speaker from...

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