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ArcGIS Maritime Senior Consultant Rafael Ponce is currently attending the International Hydrographic Organization's MSDI working group.



As the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BSH) plays an excellent host, the symposium is establishing the guidelines and exchanging experiences in implementing MSDIs, the future (and present) of hydrographic offices moving from product makers (charts) to authoritative hydrographic data providers, effectively bringing sea and land together for its broad use, leveraging the advantages of S-100, and redefining how these agencies should be in the coming decade.



Location intelligence (LI) is achieved via visualization and analysis of geospatial data to empower understanding, insight, decision-making, and prediction. By adding layers of data—such as demographics, traffic, and weather—to a smart map, organizations gain location intelligence as they understand why things happen where they do.


A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping users make smarter decisions.  


ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry provides a port with a bathymetry management solution. Using metadata associated with survey data, ports can develop a seamless surface for pilots to better understand where they can navigate safely and for channel development to design and plan dredging and maintenance activities.


This stunning Story Map created by ArcGIS for Maritime's Caitlyn Raines, will further elucidate the ways in which ports are using Esri Maritime technology, and what the future holds!

The Maritime ribbon is now available!

The Display Scale control allows you to set the minimum and maximum scale values!

The Association Manager is a new tool that allows you to create feature and information associations!

The new S-100 Attribute Editor window appears in the Attributes pane when S-100 features are selected!


The Maritime narrative starts at 22:34 ... do tune in!

Have a comprehensive look at our help as well!


The Colombian Navy, Maritime Directorate (DIMAR) has created a Marine SDI portal, this is a fluvial, coastal and Maritime service, connecting authoritative information to the community.



Using Esri technology to enable spatial information management through analysis and dissemination tools.



DIMAR made this MSDI their "system of systems" that empowers the Colombian Maritime community to easily access and use their information, including Bathymetry, an Electronic Navigational Charts catalog and virtual store, oceanographic and meteorological data, Maritime traffic and much more.



Head over to the DIMAR website to navigate, and browse through this rich repository of information!





*Language by our ArcGIS for Maritime SME - Rafael Ponce. Images courtesy DIMAR.