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Does anybody here have some hands-on experiences?
They are big in the nautical (-mapping) business, I´ve read.

What other competitors for nautical GIS are there?

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Hi Andreas,

Does anybody here have some hands-on experiences?
They are big in the nautical (-mapping) business, I´ve read.

What other competitors for nautical GIS are there?


7Cs from Hamburg might be interesting to look at. When I get back from NACIS (next week), I can pass on their contact details if you like.
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Does anybody here have some hands-on experiences?
They are big in the nautical (-mapping) business, I´ve read.

What other competitors for nautical GIS are there?

I think the Canadian Hydrographic Service uses CARIS - or did at one point. They collect / supply navigational data and charts for the Canadian federal gov't.
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I think the Canadian Hydrographic Service uses CARIS - or did at one point. They collect / supply navigational data and charts for the Canadian federal gov't.

CHS certainly had a big hand in developing CARIS to handle hydrographic charting. They have been for a long while a dominant supplier in the hydrographic chart and data software market, particularly to the smaller national Hydrographic Offices.

The bigger HOs tended historically to use other software for chart production - for example the British Admiralty (UKHO) who are the only organisation now charting the whole world currently still use Laser-Scan LAMPS software that I and my team at LSL developed long ago! However they are in the process of moving to new systems which includes CARIS. NOAA historically used a mix of Intergraph and Laser-Scan, but are now using the ESRI PLTS for ArcGIS Nautical solution - see http://www.esri.com/...s/nautical.html.

PLTS Nautical also excels at database-driven ENC (Electronic Navigation Chart) data production, but there are other specialist companies out there regarding ENC data - SevenCs, dKart/Hydroservice, HSA, etc.

Be aware that navigation chart data is complex and subject to international standards regarding safety of life at sea.
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Thanks for the Info!

Greatly appreciated.




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