Esri Nautical Solution

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Key Features

Esri Nautical Solution helps you manage nautical information systems, facilitate workflows, and efficiently generate a variety of navigational products.

Data Management

  • Provides a centralized, spatial database that is independent from a relational database management system and enables simultaneous editing by multiple users, significantly increasing productivity
  • Enforces quality control through numerous International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) S-58 validation checks
  • Enables hydrographic agencies to archive and retrieve historical changes to features
  • Provides a suite of sophisticated tools for nautical chart production including tools for editing, visualizing, and analyzing spatial information

Product Management

  • Provides a true database-driven cartography production environment that supports IHO M4 and S-57 standards for navigational products and is highly configurable for national representation standards
  • Leverages Product Library to assist in organizing, storing, and providing access to a hydrographic agency's catalog of nautical products
  • Includes preconfigured symbols, grids, and attribute–level rule bases to define symbology
  • Integrates the data editing and product finishing environments in a single application with multiple views on information
  • Works in conjunction with other ArcGIS products to enhance the visualization and reporting experience

Workflow Management

  • Provides a desktop or Web-based solution for deploying and receiving assignments to resources
  • Tracks and archives feature modifications across multiple databases by numerous personnel
  • Centrally manages and tracks units of work with standard, repeatable workflows across the enterprise

Quality Management

  • Run-time and preconfigured automated validation checks maintain data quality.
  • Multiuser, versioned environment allows reliable and efficient editing for coincident geography.
  • Archival tools ensure accurate accountability.
example of data management

Leverage a product-neutral centralized database environment in managing and producing nautical products.

example of product management

Efficiently organize, store, and access nautical products via Product Library.

example of quality management

Ensure quality of your data through a variety of run-time and preconfigured validation checks.