Modernize maritime charting with data-driven production

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Nautical charting and maritime data management are key to a thriving national economy. Production and management of authoritative information and nautical charts must be reliable and delivered in a timely manner to ensure safety of life and property. In the modern maritime environment, vessel drafts and traffic are increasing. These drivers are causing the need for higher-resolution products to be delivered faster. ArcGIS supports successful production and timely product delivery, minimizing risk to national maritime traffic disruption and economic loss.

Enhance maritime data management and production

More than navigational charts

Enable highly automated workflows supporting international digital and paper chart standards as well as fully customized products. Effectively use and analyze your spatial data to make better decisions about protected areas, border protections, coastal management, infrastructure investment, and emergency planning with ArcGIS Maritime. It also supports the following:

  • Accelerated nautical chart production
  • Easy incorporation of S-57 data
  • Optimized chart production workflows
  • Data sharing services 
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In-depth data, reaching further

Maximize the value of production information through web services to support situational awareness, survey planning, coastline analysis, engineering, and more. ArcGIS Maritime is an ArcGIS Enterprise extension that makes your electronic navigation charts available as a web service with applications supporting a variety of maritime sectors or managing sovereign boundaries and national assets for better governance.

  • Access S-57, ENC, IENC, AML, and encrypted S-63 datasets anywhere.
  • Visualize all your products at once in a dynamic, seamless online service.
  • Combine S-57 datasets with other sources for geospatial analysis as well as to create and share compelling web maps.
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Maintain maritime business continuity

Support disconnected operations such as teleworking and subcontractor workflows. As workforce adaptation is implemented, senior leadership teams can use the powerful operational tools in ArcGIS to ensure that production is maintained and tracked across environments. ArcGIS supports both virtual and offline environments. It also delivers ready-made apps and dashboards for better communication and responsiveness.

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Nautical charts go digital with help from GIS

Chart production is becoming an electronic-first endeavor, where all the data is pulled from one standardized, GIS-based system.

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Products and solutions for production


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