Esri Nautical Solution

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Esri Nautical Solution helps national hydrographic offices, charting agencies, and subcontractors manage large volumes of data and produce standardized nautical databases and charts for a variety of maritime needs. By providing a GIS-based platform, Esri Nautical Solution helps your organization significantly improve data and chart management efficiency.

With Esri Nautical Solution, you can

  • Produce and maintain S-57 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) and paper charts simultaneously as well as other navigational and nonnavigational products such as Digital Nautical Charts (DNCs), additional military layers (AML), and marine information overlays (MIO).
  • Significantly reduce production time by generating high-quality electronic, hard-copy, and raster navigational products that comply with nautical and hydrographic standards.
  • Manage complex nautical symbols, labels, and chart elements, including oceanographic, meteorological, and defence specifications, via database-driven cartography.
  • Enhance data quality through various built-in validations with the ability to maintain features in a historical archive.
  • Edit point features or symbology once and have all affected charts updated automatically.
  • Utilize a service-oriented architecture for product deployment and data dissemination.
  • Facilitate streamlined workflows through standardized assignment, execution, monitoring, and reporting of production activities.
sample electronic navigational chart

Have a true database-driven cartography production environment with support for International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) M4 and S-57 standards.

sample paper chart

Above is a sample paper chart generated using Nautical Solution.