ArcGIS for Maritime in Busan, South Korea

Blog Post created by MBharadwaj-esristaff Employee on Mar 14, 2019

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Marine Spatial Data Infrastructures (MSDI) working group met for a series of meetings and symposiums in Busan, South Korea from March 4th and 5th 2019.

It was the 10th MSDI WG meeting, with an excellent hosting by the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA), attended by a group of 35 subject matter experts, from all over the world.

The working group is a part of the IHO that discusses the use of hydrographic data beyond navigational charts. Its objective is to identify the Hydrographic Community inputs to the National Spatial Data Infrastructures (NSDI).

The detailed summary and minutes of meetings can be accessed here.


Following the MSDI WG sessions, the OGC Marine Domain working group met on March 6th to discuss standards around MSDI, such as S-102 for Bathymetry and S-121 for Maritime Limits and Boundaries.


From March 7th - 9th the UN GGIM Working Group on Marine Geospatial Information gathered to discuss MSDI towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


These were a successful series of meetings with ArcGIS for Maritime being present in support of their objectives, represented by our very own Rafael Ponce!