Safe Software Supports SQL Server 2008

Safe Softwar's FME spatial ETL (extract, transform, and load) platform will support the spatial data capabilities made available in the SQL Server 2008 November Community Technology Preview (CTP). In the FME 2008 beta, SQL Server users will be able to see firsthand how they can use FME's data translation, transformation and integration capabilities to read and write spatial data to SQL Server 2008.   FME 2008 provides a graphical authoring environment that enables SQL Server 2008 November CTP users to read and write SQL Server-based spatial data, as well as over 200 other CAD, GIS, raster and database formats. They... (read more)
2007-11-14 09:59:50

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

US Government Shutdown: Only Critical Surveys

On 1 October 2013, the US federal government entered into a shutdown. This meant that the about 800,000 civil workers have been sent home without pay, services were suspended and only employees dealing with critical services were active. This reflects to the survey work by NOAA where only surveys and updates which are ‘of critical nature’ are taken on. At NOAA Coast Survey, a small number of personnel are excepted from shutdown furlough to address work with timely and direct impact on life or property. This includes reviewing source information for Dangers to Navigation and writing Notice to Mariners that... (read more)
2013-10-14 09:32:44

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

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

Online Distribution Channel for SHOM

On 18 March 2014, SHOM launched its online distribution space: 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

Triton Imaging Introduces State-Of-The-Art Seismic Data Logger

Triton Imaging, Inc. has released its new shallow seismic data logger, the Triton SB-Logger. The Triton SB-Logger is a state-of-the-art sub-bottom profiler and shallow seismic data acquisition, playback and processing system. It is designed for easy set-up and operation. Features include a modern and intuitive User Interface with recoverable ‘favourite settings; prominent colour-coded warnings messages for real-time QC; and simplified interfaces showing only those parameters critical for accurate data acquisition. Real-time and playback capabilities include a ‘scrubbing’ tool and memory caching for rapid data review and analysis; image capture tools for export of selected profile sections as annotated bitmap files;... (read more)
2004-12-16 12:00:00
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