The Mariner's Blog articles tagged with “ECDIS”

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Raster Navigational Chart (RNC) Tile Service exhibits first Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC)-only product

Monique Dean | Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 04:04 PM EDT

  What is the NOAA RNC Tile Service? The NOAA RNC Tile Service delivers standardized nautical chart tilesets for the public. The Tile Service terminates the need for application developers to regularly undergo the cumbersome procedure of converting NOAA BSB files into tilesets. All tilesets are published on a weekly...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS, Electronic Navigation Charts, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Nautical Charts, Navigation, NOAA, Raster Charts, Software, Vector Charts

Final National Charting Plan released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Charles Hays | Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 10:01 AM EST

Final National Charting Plan released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The Coast Survey was first introduced in 1807 to provide guidance and services to boaters, shippers, and users of any crafts with marine navigation. NOAA’s Coast Survey continues to ensure the best and safe navigation in America’s coastal...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS, Maritime Safety, Nautical Charts, Navigation, Raster Charts, USCG, Vector Charts

New Bridge Procedures Guide, 5th Edition now available

Charles Hays | Fri, Mar 25, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) released the much anticipated 5th edition of Bridge Procedures Guide in March of 2016. The new 5th edition supersedes the previous 4th edition issued in 2007.  What's it for? Bridge Procedures Guide is used to reflect current best navigational practice on commercial ships, operating in...

ECDIS, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Popular

U.S. carriage requirements for nautical charts & publications on board ships

Charles Hays | Mon, Feb 08, 2016, 12:02 PM EST

Who does §33 CFR 164 apply to for Federal carriage requirements of nautical charts and publications? U.S. vessels meeting the applicability parameters in §33 CFR 164.01 are required to comply with federal carriage requirements for nautical charts and publications as found in §33 CFR 164.33 and §33 CFR 164.72. §33 CFR 164.01 applicability parameters are:  ...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS, Nautical Charts, Regulations, USCG

New IHO S-52 ECDIS Standards: What does it mean for electronic navigation charts & ECDIS?

Charles Hays | Fri, Aug 07, 2015, 03:08 PM EDT

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has well documented mandatory carriage of ECDIS for SOLAS class vessels, but new technical standards for ECDIS are coming soon.   While accurate and reliable nautical chart information is presented by trained cartographers, the portrayal of electronic navigation charts (ENCs) on an ECDIS screen is...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS

ECDIS, Vector Charts, & Raster Charts

Charles Hays | Thu, Feb 05, 2015, 12:02 PM EST

ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information System) & official chart requirements SOLAS requires certain ships to meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) provisions defined in the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS,) together with its amendments.   IMO SOLAS V/19 outlines requirements for the types of...

ECDIS, Raster Charts, Vector Charts