Esri Releases ArcGIS for Maritime to Promote Better Chart Production and Data Management

July 10, 2012  - By 0 Comments

Esri announced it has released a new solution to support users in port management, maritime transport, coastal management, offshore energy, nautical chart production, and maritime defense. ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting and ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry are part of the ArcGIS system and enable users to create, manage, and share maritime-related data and metadata. Together, these solutions provide a comprehensive geospatial platform for nautical chart production and bathymetric data management.

“ArcGIS for Maritime will save time and money for organizations that use bathymetric and nautical data,” said Timothy Kearns, maritime program manager, Esri. “In conjunction with Esri partner Quality Positioning Systems [QPS], this solution provides the market with the only end-to-end capability from collecting sensor data to publishing it in the cloud.”

According to the announcement, ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting (previously Esri Nautical Solution) improves, standardizes, and increases data and workflow management by allowing nautical data to be captured, maintained, and managed in a centralized database. Users can produce electronic, paper, raster, and custom charts as well as integrate their nautical data with other spatial information. Sharing with other groups, including the public, is one of the many advantages of this approach. ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting provides the ability to do the following:

  • Manage data and products in both enterprise and desktop environments
  • Integrate with other spatial information to create custom charts for a variety of industries
  • Publish data and metadata internally or to the public through web services

ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry solves challenges traditionally found in the hydrographic community such as the creation of nonstandard metadata and data duplication that leads to massive amounts of stored data. Now, bathymetric data and metadata can be indexed, searched, and modeled for more efficient management. ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry allows organizations to do the following:

  • Visualize bathymetric data by querying and filtering entire data holdings on the fly based on metadata and spatial location
  • Compose multiple datasets into a seamless bathymetric surface model in real time without data duplication
  • Harness the power of GIS technology for analysis, production, and sharing
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Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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