C-MAP Introduces Ultra-high-resolution Bathymetric Imagery

C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping has released new C-MAP Reveal charts, featuring views of the seafloor. This cartography offers all the navigation data and capabilities of a C-MAP MAX-N+ card – plus ultra-high-resolution bathymetric imagery of select coastal and offshore areas, including the clearest views of structure, wrecks, isolated reefs and ledges between the contour lines. Detailed Charts The highly detailed C-MAP Reveal imagery replaces shaded relief data in selected areas with more accurate depth variations. Complete with vector data, these detailed charts include C-MAP HRB Coastal Data, Genesis layer social map data and satellite... (read more)
2019-04-25 09:07:09

Cartography at the Source

New Products, New Ideas, Less Work
For two decades, CARIS’ hydrographic production database solution has enabled geospatial data to be managed in a data centric manner, while allowing various types of products to be created and updated from this one data centric source. A large user base of hydrographic offices worldwide has utilized this capability to produce and maintain a large percentage of the world’s paper charts and ENCs. Over time, the advantages of deriving products from one source has led to the introduction of more product types being produced by the system. Expanding from paper charts and digital chart products (such as ENCs and AMLs)... (read more)
2019-04-02 09:57:36

Most Complete Submarine Cartography of the INBIS Channel Published

A scientific study describes for the first time the submarine cartography of a high-latitude system in the INBIS channel, which covers tens of kilometres in the northern western area of the Barents Sea, in the Arctic Ocean. This channel is one of the few submarine valleys in polar latitudes that kept its geological architecture during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), according to the new study published in the journal Arktos – The Journal of Arctic Geosciences, in which the lecturer José Luis Casamor, member of the Consolidated Research Group on Marine Geosciences of the Faculty of Earth Sciences of the... (read more)
2019-03-25 11:29:11

The Study of Mapping the Seafloor

What is the Difference Between a Bathymetry Chart and a Hydrographic Chart?
This article will immerse you into the deep water of Bathymetry. It explains in detail what a bathymetry map is, what it shows, what methods we use to collect the bathymetry data and last but not least, how to create a good quality bathymetry map. It will also cover the difference between a bathymetry chart and a hydrographic chart and the techniques our ancestors used in the past to collect and record depths. What is Bathymetry? Bathymetry is the study of mapping the seafloor. Bathymetric maps represent the ocean (sea) depth as a function of geographical coordinates, just as topographic maps... (read more)
2019-01-15 08:58:54

Automated Depth Area Generation for Updating NOAA Nautical Charts

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Marine Chart Division (MCD) is currently revising production efforts using an ‘ENC-first’ approach to provide seamless and tiled geographic coverage. Currently, ENC production workflows within MCD require cartographers to manually manipulate data in the Nautical Information System (NIS) to update navigation products. This MCD addressed this production bottleneck by developing a tool to derive depth area, contour and sounding vector data directly from gridded raster bathymetry surface data. Production of Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) Over the past decade, automation of data compilation procedures within NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey (OCS) and MCD (responsible for... (read more)
2018-10-16 02:21:21

Kristiyan Panayotov

Kristiyan Panayotov is a land survey engineer who graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria. He also studied Cartography and Topography at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. He is about to complete his second Master’s degree in Hydrography at HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany, and has been working for Geo-Matching, the biggest online product platform for surveying, positioning and machine guidance, since January 2018. (read more)
2018-06-19 09:31:32

Alvaro Sanchez

Alvaro Sanchez is the Deputy Director responsible for charting quality assurance, standards, and specifications at the Australian Hydrographic Office. Alvaro has more than 20 years of experience in navigation, hydrography, and cartography from roles in the Uruguayan navy, the Uruguayan Hydrographic Office, and private industry and public service in Australia. (read more)
2018-06-04 10:02:05

ENCs of Orinoco River in Venezuela

The Service of Hydrography, Oceanography, Meteorology and Nautical Charting (SHN) of the Venezuelan Navy recently initiated a series of tasks aimed at guaranteeing the safety of navigation along Venezuela’s main river navigation route. In an initial phase, 24 ENCs have been produced for the Boca Grande-Matanzas section (from mile to mile 198) of the Orinoco River. This decision stemmed from the large volume of traffic of large vessels and the geostrategic significance of the waterway. Both of these factors are expected to increase in importance in the near future as the economic boom continues to stimulate the export of products... (read more)
2018-05-22 12:55:24

Optimistic Outlook for Hydrographic Market

Hydro International Business Survey 2018
How is the hydrographic profession doing as a business? In the run-up to the start of 2018, 'Hydro International' decided to turn its sounder on and listen to the voices of the professionals. What do they think of the market position? What are the commonly felt challenges? And where do the opportunities lie in the near future? Does the sector have plans to expand, and are there investment initiatives? This article proudly presents the outcomes of the survey, and the outlook is optimistic. In preparation for the Hydro International Business Guide 2018, a business survey was conducted to see how the hydrographic business... (read more)
2018-01-11 01:14:46

Chart Management and Production for Sweden’s Coastline

Streamlining Chart Production and Promoting Safer Sea
Sweden is a unique archipelago with thousands of islands, and hydrographic survey data is critical to managing its rocky coastal waterways. The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) is responsible for the accessibility, navigability and safe passage for vessels along the country’s 3,218 kilometres (2,000 miles) of coastline. The area of responsibility also includes Sweden’s four largest lakes, as well as rivers and canals with international traffic. This article has been brought to you by Teledyne CARIS. The SMA provides and develops environmentally friendly and efficient sea routes through a 24-hour service, and supports a range of activities including pilotage, fairway maintenance, ice-breaking,... (read more)
2017-11-13 01:04:14
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