As mariners, data about coastlines, depths, channels, obstructions, landmarks, and reference grids is of vital interest to you. A GIS can incorporate this information, as well as data from numerous shipboard sensors including GPS, resulting in an integrated, real-time navigation system.
ArcGIS supports safe navigation with its highly accurate portrayal of topographic and hydrographic data. The introduction of GIS to enhance navigational systems promotes greater situational awareness while helping reduce environmental risks and the potential for vessel grounding.
These stories show how marine and coastal organizations use GIS for navigation.
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