What does ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting do?
ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting provides a powerful, flexible, and efficient production environment to develop navigational products that meet hydrographic standards. ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting is a complete system that can ingest nautical data in a variety of formats, including the IHO S-57 standard; manage and edit features; and create navigational products either in an enterprise or a desktop GIS environment. At the cornerstone of the solution is Product Library, a powerful, integrated product management framework that creates, tracks, and updates navigational products in a logical, well-organized manner. A series of nautical-specific tools have been developed to address complex geometries, S-57 object characteristics, chart production needs and symbology, and international standards for exporting and publishing. It provides a single application interface, ArcMap, for all source compilation, product finishing, and publishing. ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting is scalable, utilizes the same suite of tools and processes for the desktop and the enterprise, and takes advantage of proven Esri technology that is used globally by production agencies.
Who uses ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting?
ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting is used by
- Hydrographic offices and contractors
- Data managers
- Non-traditional chart producers
- Port authorities
- Offshore energy
- Maritime defense/National Security
- Ocean use planners and ocean scientists
What products are supported by ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting?
ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting can be used to produce and maintain
- S-57 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC)
- Official and unofficial paper charts
- Raster Nautical Charts (RNC)
- Digital Nautical Charts (DNC)
- Additional Military Layers (AML) v2.1
- Inland ENC (IENC) with additional configuration
- Other specialized chart products
Do I need to purchase other Esri software to run ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting?
No. If the ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting Bundle is purchased, all the software you need to create charts in a non-enterprise environment is included. This includes: ArcGIS for Desktop (Advanced license level), ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting, ArcGIS Workflow Manager, Task Assistant Manager, ArcGIS Data Reviewer, and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst.
ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting is also available as a stand-alone solution product. The sub-components that are included with ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting are: Esri Production Mapping, ArcGIS Data Reviewer, ArcGIS Workflow Manager, and Task Assistant Manager.
Does ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting support S-101?
The S-101 standard is still in the approval stages by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). Esri is on the standard working committee (TSMAD) and is keenly aware of the changes that will come as a result of S-101. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. Esri, along with NOAA (United States), has jointly developed a prototype S-57 to S-101 converter that is open source and freely available.