Title

The Electronic Chart. Fundamentals, Functions and other Essentials: A Textbook for ECDIS Use and Training

Abstract

Contents:

Part A: Fundamentals -- An imaginary voyage with an electronic chart -- Components and functions of an onboard electronic chart display system -- ECDIS, RCDS and ECS -- Data: types, structures and standards -- Hydrographic matters -- ENC visualisation -- from data to chart display

Part B: ECDIS-related functions -- User interface and system configuration -- Chart handling functions -- Chart display-related functions and tools -- Route planning functions -- Route monitoring functions -- Integration with other navigational systems -- RCDS mode of operation

Part C: Data services and updates -- Official data services for ECDIS -- Chart updating

Part D: ECDIS training -- The need and objectives of ECDIS training -- Realisation and implementation of ECDIS training -- ECDIS training software

Part E: Other essential ECDIS aspects -- Back-up and integrity monitoring -- Safety issues: benefits and risks -- Regulatory and legal implications -- Economic aspects -- Additional layers and new applications -- Future trends in chart related navigation technology.

Publication Date

2011

Volume

3rd edition, revised

Pages

378

Publisher Place

Lemmers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publisher

Geomares Publishing

Document Type

Book