Charting a Course into the Digital Era

Charting a Course into the Digital Era

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A number of trends and forces are converging to require change in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) nautical charting mission. The most salient among these are changes in customer requirements, with a growing demand for customized and digital nautical information products; a changing customer base that encompasses uses of nautical charts in conjunction with coastal management, regulation, and development activities; and advances in technologies both for acquiring survey data and for structuring, displaying, analyzing, and disseminating nautical information. This volume assesses the needs of users of nautical information; reviews existing and emerging technologies; and examines major issues associated with information acquisition, chart preparation, and dissemination. The book addresses user requirements for improved nautical chart products, as well as technical and programmatic issues relating to the need for and provision of nautical information.NOAAa#39;s role would then simply be that of performing quality assurance inspection of the contractora#39;s quality control activities. This would take the form of intermittent visits to the job site to review and monitor survey techniques and procedures. ... in-house and contracted work are contained in Chapter 15 (a#39;a#39;Estimating Costs for Hydrographic Surveysa#39;a#39;) of EM 1110-2-1003, Hydrographic Surveying (USACE, 1991). ... These savings are offset to some degree by higher equipment costs.

Title:Charting a Course into the Digital Era
Author:Committee on Nautical Charts and Information, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1994-01-15


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