“More than two dozen hydrographers and oceanographers from across Europe converged on Copenhagen, Denmark, earlier this year to talk about implementing a centralized hydrographic database and familiarize themselves with ArcGIS software.
“ESRI’s ArcGIS is starting to be adopted by hydrographic agencies, commercial chart producers, and naval commands for authoring and serving nautical data and products. The software supports nautical organizations in their main mission of ensuring safe sea navigation through better management of hydrographic data.
“The gathering last spring at the Naval Museum in the Danish Maritime Safety Administration (DaMSA) was ESRI’s first hydrographic and data management production seminar. Representatives from hydrographic offices and agencies from six European nations charged with producing, managing, and serving nautical charts and other maritime information attended the three-day event. ESRI plans to host similar seminars in other locations within the next year. Visit http://www.esri.com/nautical to watch for upcoming events.”