What is ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting? (Maritime Charting)
The ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting is a part of a complete system for managing data, products, workflows, and quality. It is an extension to the ArcGIS product line that tightly integrates with ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, and other extensions such as ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension for Desktop and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension. The Maritime Charting is bundled with complementary components that include Esri Production Mapping tools, ArcGIS Data Reviewer for Desktop, ArcGIS Workflow Manager for Desktop, and Task Assistant Manager. Together, these components provide the modern hydrographic community with a comprehensive solution to solve challenges and inefficiencies for hydrographic data, product, and workflow management.
Maritime Charting is centered on a paradigm that focuses on four main tenets: data, product, workflow, and quality management. The primary objective of Maritime Charting is to efficiently manage hydrographic information, products, and integrated workflows to generate electronic, hard-copy, and raster navigational products compliant with standards. Maritime Charting allows the creation of these products in two production environments, enterprise or desktop.
The Esri Mapping and Charting solutions include industry-specific, standards-based templates, rules, and tools. Through configuration, the tools and processes can be adapted to meet maturing business needs, and therefore an API is not included for customization.
- Takes advantage of 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
- Enforces quality control through a combination of integrated IHO S-58 validation checks
- Enables hydrographic agencies to archive and retrieve historical changes to features
- Leverages a suite of sophisticated tools designed for nautical production agencies in addition to a comprehensive suite of GIS tools provided with ArcGIS for Desktop for editing, visualizing, and analyzing information
- Leverages the product library to assist in organizing, storing, and providing access to a hydrographic agency's catalog of nautical products
- Includes preconfigured symbols and grids and the attribute-level rule bases to define symbology
- Provides a framework for exporting, publishing, and archiving electronic and cartographic nautical products
- Integrates the data editing and product finishing environments in a single application with multiple views on information
- Works in conjunction with other ArcGIS for Desktop products to enhance the visualization and reporting experience
- Enables resources at production and management levels to assign, monitor, and follow predefined workflows
- Provides a desktop or web-based solution ( Workflow Manager) for deploying and receiving assignments to resources
- Is configurable to allow customized workflows to be developed and shared among users with different permission levels and access points
- Can track and archive feature modifications across multiple databases by multiple personnel
- Centrally manages and tracks units of work with simplified and standardized workflows
- Provides confidence to compilers, reviewers, and quality assurance managers through a variety of runtime and preconfigured automated validation checks
- Leverages a multiuser, versioned environment to allow compilers to simultaneously edit feature geometry and attribute information in coincident geography
- Protects an organization by ensuring longevity and traceability of edits to features and products through ArcGIS for Desktop archiving