Less-fragmented Marine Map

ChartWorld, Germany, offers the OceanWise Marine Themes dataset combining the fragmented features of traditional nautical charting merged into an almost seamless marine map. The resulting data is more beneficial and overcomes the irregular coverage and multi-scale levels of traditional charting products. Compared with traditional ENCs, users are impressed by the simplicity and cleanliness of Marine Themes. In particular those users intending to add third-party datasets or other outputs such as web services will benefit from Marine Themes. The Digital Elevation Model (DEM) makes Marine Themes an advanced dataset for use in desktop and WebGis. Other products in raster and vector... (read more)
2014-07-15 11:02:23

SpatialDirect 2006 GB

SpatialDirect delivers spatial data over the web in many of the over 160 formats supported by the underlying Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) servers. SpatialDirect 2006 GB adds numerous important enhancements to SpatialDirect 2006 which was released in February. FME Workbench can now be used to configure SpatialDirect, allowing greater control of complex data transformations, and the new FME 2006 GB Server included in SpatialDirect 2006 GB provides improved raster support. Formats supported for the first time include GML Simple Feature Level and beta support for ESRI File-based Geodatabase for ArcGIS 9.2 users. Distribution of GE Smallworld data is now supported... (read more)
2006-07-07 12:00:00

Shell Trials on New Admiralty ECDIS

Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd (Shell) is the latest big name in international shipping to join sea trials of the new Admiralty ECDIS Service. This service, developed by the UK Hydrographic Office to provide official electronic chart coverage on a global scale, combines Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs) and Admiralty Raster Charts (ARCS) within a single, easy to manage package. The Admiralty ECDIS Service has been designed to assist shipping companies seeking to minimise risk, reduce paper charts and meet IMO electronic charting regulations. UKHO will automatically replace ARCS charts with new ENCs as they become available, at no... (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

Marine Mapping Agreement for Northern Ireland

OceanWise has been awarded a contract to provide the Government of Northern Ireland with marine mapping. The agreement includes Marine Themes, Marine Themes DEM and Raster Charts XL (eXcluding Land) provided in the form of datasets and as OGC compliant web services. The data will be used to support desktop GIS and as input to web-based applications. Aoibheann Rooney, from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland, explains OceanWise is able to provide nautical charts with the land area removed, so DAERA is able to offer their products in combination with more appropriate mapping from... (read more)
2017-07-07 10:21:22

Coverage of Marine Themes Data Extended

Independent marine data management and publishing specialist, OceanWise Ltd, UK, has established off-the-shelf marine mapping datasets for demanding applications. The Marine Themes vector mapping coverage has been extended for a large area of the Baltic Sea region including Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Denmark as well as the Gulf of Arabia and the Persian Gulf. The datasets include raster charts, marine themes and the Marine Themes DEM. This extensive expansion is part of a programme to complete European and Middle East coverage by 2015. This data is now available through all distributors and established digital mapping providers. OceanWise and its... (read more)
2014-01-27 11:27:00

ENC Watermarker

Data producers and distributors must protect their chart products against copyright violations. Until now there has been no method available to prove copyright violations with respect to S-57 charts. ENC data could be illegally duplicated, completely or partially. To combat copyright violations, SevenCs has developed ENC Watermarker. It individually marks data in the S-57/SENC cells by means of a hidden watermark. Thus, if unauthorized copies of ENCs appear on the market, the originator can identify his/her mark using ENC Watermarker to show that this is in fact a copy of his/her ENC. These marks are indelible and will survive practically... (read more)
2006-04-27 12:00:00

Online Distribution Channel for SHOM

On 18 March 2014, SHOM launched its online distribution space: diffusion.shom.fr. An interactive selection feature allows the products to be visualised and selected conveniently. The platform presents information about the contents and use of the products in the product description area. There are three categories : Products : personal and professional users can download all digital products of SHOM (bathymetry, cartography, nautical information, tidal and current information, general hydrography) Services : specific requests can be sought, like tidal predictions, a tool to create maritime maps Expertise : professional users can know about specific knowledge and experience in SHOM assisting them with specific requests. The... (read more)
2014-03-24 03:10:11

ARCS in Asia Piracy Exercise

Admiralty Raster Charts covering the Singapore and Malacca Straits have been electronically customised by the UK Hydrographic Office for use in NATO exercise Multi National NCAGS Exercise 05. This took place in late September, aimed at responding to the threat of piracy, robbery and terrorism in the Far East. The bespoke electronic charts are on CD, taken from data extracted from ARCS and were used by 140 players in three ‘playrooms’ sited in Norway, Denmark and Brest. The exercise, which involved plotting incidents electronically and planning and orchestrating a response, were monitored from Stavanger in Norway by senior officers who... (read more)
2005-12-19 12:00:00

Nationwide Sea-level Rise Flooding Tool Launched in Denmark

At a flooding conference held in the Danish Parliament on 3rd February 2012, the Danish Minister for the Environment launched a nationwide online interactive tool to map the risk of flooding in Denmark due to rising sea-levels. The tool is based on a SCALGO computation performed on a very accurate, 1.6-metre resolution raster terrain model for the entire country. The detailed, and hence massive, model contains more than 20 billion cells.     It was vital for the accuracy of the sea-level rise flooding tool that such a high-quality model was used, since it ensured that dikes and other important... (read more)
2012-02-21 12:26:21

Digitised and Georeferenced Paper Charts

Seazone Solutions, UK, has launched SeaZone HydroView Charts. HydroView Charts have been created from digitised and georeferenced paper charts for GIS display, human interpretation and contextual mapping. SeaZone HydroView Charts offer full global coverage. These raster map layers are available for immediate use in Geographic Information Systems for a range of applications, without the need for additional software, add-ons or plug-ins, resulting in gains in time and performance. HydroView Charts provide backdrop mapping for a variety of applications from desktop to internet. HydroView can be also combined with datasets of the user to make the display and dissemination of maps... (read more)
2012-09-19 11:01:15
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