Denmark has challenging seascapes to map and chart.
Denmark has a rich history of nautical charting that dates back to the seventeenth century, and many of its navigational products for Greenland were created in the 1960s.
The information on those charts was good and sufficient for traditional navigation, but when GPS started to gain prominence in shipping in the 1990s and early 2000s, hydrographic offices around the world had to start producing Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs).
But Denmark’s existing data—especially farther north, around Greenland—didn’t line up with GPS points or new high-quality multibeam sonar readings.
So the hydrographic office at the Danish Geodata Agency (known by its Danish acronym GST) needed to take a different approach.
But the division kept all its nautical data in separate files, and that was difficult to update. Within a few years, the Greenland group at GST turned to Esri to get help with creating a central, enterprise-wide geodatabase for all the data portrayed on both its paper and electronic charts.
For Greenland, the group implemented what is now called ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting, a complete system for managing and producing maritime data and products.
Maritime: Charting stores all the data in Esri’s Nautical Information System (NIS), an enterprise geodatabase, which makes it easier to create data products and incorporate automation.
ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) leveraging ArcGIS for Maritime Server is now available online to support shore-based decision making, providing world-leading coverage and can be integrated into existing systems as a standalone chart solution, or as a base layer with other data layers added!
Developed by the UK Hydrographic Office, AVCS Online gives shore-based users and planning teams access to more than 15,000 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), updated weekly, to support vessel tracking, voyage planning and for use in accident and emergency incidents.
Congratulations to everyone involved at UKHO and Esri UK for bringing a world class ENC service online for better decision support and future integrated services!
Peruse through Steve Snow's (our industry specialist for Mapping, Statistics and Imagery) ArcGIS Blog on how Denmark is modernizing navigational charting workflows to update charts of Greenland's changing waters.
The Danish Geodata Agency recently made the move to the Esri ArcGIS for Maritime platform to create an end-to-end workflow to streamline chart production.
The Esri User Conference has many presentations and events with hundreds of topics covered. To help you find your way to the Maritime sessions and events, we have prepared a more focused agenda.
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Imagery Summit @ Esri UC
July 9, 2019 Marriott Marquis Hotel
Remote sensing is bringing about a new understanding of our world. The Imagery Summit @ UC is dedicated to enabling this understanding within the framework of a modern GIS. The speed at which changes can be identified and authoritative 3D content can be created is being driven by an explosion of new sensors all tied to the internet of things. Discover how the ArcGIS Imagery Platform helps you harness this tsunami of geospatial information to drive success with your GIS.
The Science Symposium is a special event to crystalize and strengthen the community of scientists, including those in the ocean/maritime, climate, weather sciences, attending the UC. Explore issues of climate change, sustainability, and visualization of land, sea, and sky, as well as related growth in geospatial technology. Compelling keynote address by leading scientists followed by Q&A, discussion, and reception with open bar. Free copies of the new GIS for Science book from Esri Press to all attendees.