Check out the latest issue of Eco Magazine, where NOAA Marine Chart Division Chief John Nyberg discusses the viability of On Demand charts (Custom Charts) as a backup for ECDIS.
He writes about several ground breaking concepts, from unmanned vessels, to augmenting human decision making, highlighting the International Hydrographic Organization's (IHO) S-101 standards, and a spectrum of new S-100 product specifications.
And then, he talks about Custom Charts that will be a solid backup for Maritime emergencies when the ECDIS is suddenly unavailable!
Imagine choosing any area of planet earth, being able to define its scale and paper size, and having the ability to produce customized Nautical Charts!
Esri's very own PoD story can always be followed here.