Tender: Supply of digital cartography equipment

The Norwegian Navy seeks offers for the supply of digital cartography equipment. Bidding Type International Competitive Bidding Financier Self-Funded Description Tenders are invited for the supply of digital cartography equipment Short description of the contract or purchase(s): The Norwegian Navy has started a process to replace the chart systems onboard HNoMS Tyr and HNoMS Valkyrien in order to be fully compliant with IMO resolution covering requirements for paperless navigation. Both vessels have Electronic Chart Systems (ECS) installed today, which are planned to be replaced by fully type-approved Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) during Q2/2008. - Organisation FORSVARET-NORWEGIAN DEFENSE... (read more)
2008-02-18 04:33:00

Transas Data to Be Supplied by Chartworld to SevenCs OEMs

Transas and SevenCs are announcing that they have signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement is based on the implementation of the Transas chart toolkit into the SevenCs EC2007 ECDIS Kernel Software. So SevenCs Kernel user will have full access to the complete Transas World database in TX 97 format in addition to the other already embedded data formats. The chart distribution will be carried out by ChartWorld, a SevenCs owned company, and by all Transas companies worldwide. In accordance with the agreement ChartWorld will distribute the TX97 Data to the SevenCs OEM partners, and their customers. Charts and permits can... (read more)
2004-07-28 12:00:00

Endeavour Professional & Navigator v5.3

HAS Systems Ltd has released new versions of the Endeavour ECS product range, consisting of Endeavour Navigator and Endeavour Navigator Professional. The latter caters for the commercial sector of the market. This version includes support for AIS (Automatic Identification System) data in accordance with international standard NMEA 0183 v 3.01. For the first time, both products now support parallel and USB dongles. Endeavour is traditionally installed on any off-the-shelf Windows NT/2000/XP PC or laptop. Both systems are well documented, with an extensive User Manual, ‘How to Guide’ and Release Notes in searchable PDF format. A comprehensive website at www.has.co.nz and... (read more)
2004-11-08 12:00:00

Dear Sir,

I always follow the discussions in Hydro International with great interest, especially your articles on electronic navigation that appeared in the previous issue. Jeppesen Marine sees both the importance as well as the advantages of electronic navigation. As such, we support any initiative that increases the use of ECDIS and ECS systems, both in regulated and unregulated markets. Jeppesen Marine is one of the strongest supporters of electronic navigation, especially when you consider our heritage of nearly 75 years of innovative navigational support in the aviation industry. By combining this expertise with the leadership and experience of C-Map, we are... (read more)
2008-05-30 12:00:00

Hydrographic Society Benelux

Hydrographic Society Benelux Celebrates WHDA workshop on International Hydrographic Co-operation – supporting safe navigation emphasised the importance of the World Hydrography Day for the Hydrographic Society Benelux. The members were invited to the Hogere Zeevaartschool in Antwerp, Belgium, for a varied and interesting programme. Following a presentation by the nautical school, Prof Marc Vantorre (Ghent University and co-operating with MARIN, the Netherlands) elaborated on ‘Equivalent seafloor – interpretation of multi-beam soundings from nautical perspective’. Kaatje Vandaele and Ilse Laeremans, Flemish Hydrography, followed him with a talk on ECS production in Flanders and the Netherlands. After a short break, Francis Baetens... (read more)
2012-07-26 03:22:23

‘As it Is’

The Belgian Hydrographer
The fascinating world of hydrography confronts the current hydrographer with an interesting challenge: to serve a wide variety of customers as quickly as possible with a wide variety of products, from high-quality hydrographic data to tailor-made digital products. On a world scale Belgium is a relatively small country, with only 60km of coastline. However, one of busiest sea routes passes across the Belgian Continental Shelf and there is heavy shipping traffic along the River Scheldt to the harbours of Antwerp and Ghent. These navigation channels are characterised by highly dynamic morphology. In order to optimise its hydrographic tasks, in September... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Charting Aspects of the ­Volvo Ocean Race Stranding

Facts and Findings from the Accident
During Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas Wind ran aground on the night of 29 November 2014 on the Cargados Carajos Shoals. The shoals were shown on the portion of the electronic chart displayed onboard, but only as a blue patch enclosed by a 200m isobath with scattered soundings - the shoalest of which the navigator reported to be 40m. The fact that the feature comprised low lying islands with a fringing drying reef is only apparent when zooming in sufficiently on the Electronic Chart System (ECS). What are the factors that... (read more)
2015-05-29 04:56:19

A Chart Distributor Perspective

The failure of ECDIS versus the apparent success of ECS
In its current state of development, ECDIS is not only a commercial failure but it is also a clear demonstration of the fact that a number of Hydrographic Offices and IHO have been unable to capitalise upon their monopolistic grasp on the distribution of official paper charts and transfer the business model to ENCs. The first question that comes to mind is: should we use the same business model? The second question should be: can ENCs and paper products complement each other rather than compete? This failure is so embarrassing because the concept of ECDIS has been discussed at length,... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Lilley and Gillie Navigates a Further 34% Sales Improvement

Lilley and Gillie continues their business growth momentum after a further period of spectacular growth in sales of their manufactured products. In the last quarter of 2004 the company has achieved a 34% increase in sales of our manufactured products over the same period of 2003. This growth comes on top of the 45% growth recorded in that same period in 2003. The growth has been driven by the launch in the year of the first two of the re-designed and re-engineered Walker products since Lilley & Gillie acquired the Thomas Walker business in 2002 and centralised all manufacturing at... (read more)
2005-02-24 12:00:00

IC-ENC Supports Training with ChartWorld ECDIS

The International Centre for ENCs (IC-ENC) has selected the ChartWorld eGlobe G2 ECDIS as a tool to provide their 37 member nations to supplement ENC production and validation processes. This will give each member Hydrographic Office the opportunity to load their ENCs into an ECDIS in order that the maritime user’s perspective can be considered and to check its interoperability with adjacent data. The SevenCs display engine inside the ChartWorld eGlobe G2 ECDIS is used by 30% of all ECDIS and ECS users within the SOLAS market, allowing IC-ENC and its members to make a representative data assessment on a... (read more)
2015-10-16 11:34:41
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