Ships have long been required to carry nautical charts and nautical publications to plan and display the ship's route for the intended voyage and to plot and monitor positions throughout the voyage. Today we have complex electronical navigational charts and many of them are freely distributed and are constantly updated. An electronic navigational chart or ENC (IENC for Inland waterways) is an official database created by a national hydrographic office for use with an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).
The automatic identification system (AIS) is an automatic tracking system that uses transponders on ships and is used by vessel traffic services (VTS).
Even with the advent of high accuray DGPS and AIS, RADAR will continue to be a primary aid to navigation and collision avoidance.
During the presentation we will exemplify some usecases that integrate ENC, AIS and RADAR data in various software applications, both web and desktop, onboard for navigation or vessel/infrastructure for coastal monitoring systems.
The presentation will cover an aids for navigation monitoring system, a vessel traffic management system and an 3D environment with real time data for validation of inland waterway signs and markings.