ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting is a complete system for managing and producing maritime data and products compliant with the International Hydrographic Organization's (IHO) S-57 and S-4 standards, as well as MIL-PRF-89023 performance specification for Digital Nautical Charts (DNC). In addition to providing a complete system for navigational chart production, ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting also contains tools that allow you to very simply ingest S-57 data into the Esri platform, exposing the rich content within to a wide variety of GIS purposes, including planning, analysis, and information dissemination.
ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting is part of the Esri platform and comes bundled with complementary components that include the following:
- Manage an organization’s portfolio of nautical products in a convenient hub, including a product’s metadata.
- Centralize information and behavior for cartographic and digital data production, data model information, and data validation rules.
- Standardize business rules, documents, and spatial information.
- Perform quality control through a combination of integrated standards-based validation checks.
- A logically designed nautical data model that is based on S-57 objects and INT1 symbol categories to organize and accurately attribute features in a geodatabase.
ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting supports creating various information products such as S-57 ENCs, DNC, raster, and paper nautical charts. It also does the following:
- Uses a suite of sophisticated tools designed for nautical production agencies in addition to a comprehensive suite of GIS tools provided with ArcGIS Desktop for editing, visualizing, and analyzing information.
- Supports a multiuser, versioned environment to allow compilers to simultaneously edit feature geometry and attribute information.
- Integrates the data editing and product finishing environments in a single application.
- Provides a variety of runtime and preconfigured automated validation checks.
- Ensures longevity and traceability of edits to features and products through ArcGIS Desktop archiving.
- Provides a framework for exporting, publishing, and archiving electronic and cartographic nautical products.
- Supports the creation of standards-compliant feature, image, and map services based on spatially enabled data
The ArcGIS platform allows hydrographic offices to move beyond traditional dissemination and production practices. While still providing efficient dissemination practices for traditional products, the ArcGIS platform includes capabilities for sharing data and information products through ArcGIS Online as well as a wide variety of web services.