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The Electronic Chart

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The Electronic Chart is a detailed technical book about basics, functions, data structure and systematics of electronic navigation systems on commercial vessels. All aspects of use and training are covered in detail with great depth. 484 pages with numerous colour illustrations, graphics and screenshots in softcover. Text in English language. Fourth edition, 2017.

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A reference book about Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)

Summary

The Electronic Chart is a detailed technical book about basics, functions, data structure and systematics of electronic navigation systems on commercial vessels. All aspects of use and training are covered in detail with great depth. 484 pages with numerous colour illustrations, graphics and screenshots in softcover. Text in English language. Fourth edition, 2017.

Content

The book is divided into five sections

  1. Part A: Fundamentals
  2. Part B: ECDIS-related Functions
  3. Part C: Data Services and updates
  4. Part D: ECDIS Training
  5. Part E: Other Essentials ECDIS Aspects

Description of the book

The Electronic Chart is a reference book for nautical officers, pilots, maritime technicians, professional navigators and students of seafaring.
Section A contains the basic functions of electronic navigation with ECDIS. Backgrounds, components, data and software are explained and compared with traditional navigation. The data structure, data standards, data management and hydrographic aspects are described in detail. Finally, the ENC visualisation of how the data is prepared and presented for the bridge crew is highlighted.

Section B explains the ECDIS functions in more detail and is therefore also a practical reference book for:

  • ENC Management
  • Presentation settings of the chart image
  • Route functions
  • Information overlay of chart, radar, AIS and other data
  • raster charts

Section C deals with the data, the electronic navigational charts (ENC). Different sources, publishers and formats are presented and the update possibilities are discussed.

Section D covers all aspects of ECDIS training and why it is not only mandatory but also helpful and necessary. An ECDIS training software (with free unlock code) is presented.

In section E, special questions and special cases are dealt with, which should nevertheless be known to navigators. Starting with the back-up for an ECDIS to safety aspects, rules and regulations regarding electronic charts. In addition, additional benefits for individual user groups and special charts are presented. The chapter concludes with an outlook on the further development of electronic nautical charts.

The book is accompanied by an activation code for the free download of an ECDIS software for demonstration purposes.

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About the authors

Four experts with extensive knowledge and experience have written a reference textbook together, which is now published in the fourth edition!

Horst Hecht is former Vice President of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) and former Director of the Hydrographic Department of the BSH. For many years he was involved in ECDIS standardization in numerous committees of IHO and IMO. Today he works as a hydrographic freelancer and Senior Scientific Advisor on GIS issues for a large geospatial software company.

Dr. Bernhard Berking is a lecturer in ECDIS application training for bridge officers and pilots. He was a visiting professor of electronic navigation systems at the World Maritime University in Malmö.

Dr. Mathias Jonas is the national hydrographer of Germany. As Chairman of the IHO Committee on Hydrographic Standards and Services, he oversees the work of a total of nine technical standardization working groups, including those responsible for maintaining the ECDIS standards.

Marcus Wöster is a lecturer at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. He develops and gives lectures and trainings in technical navigation and ECDIS for students, nautical officers and pilots. Before that he gained practical experience as a watch officer at sea.

Additional Information

Author No
Language English
Edition 2017
Editiondate 01.03.2017
Brand HanseNautic