Abstract

ECDIS is a real-time navigation system that integrates a variety of chart and navigation-related information. More than simply a replacement for a paper nautical chart, ECDIS is capable of continuously determining a vessel's position in relation to land, charted objects, aids-to-navigation, and unseen hazards. Increasingly, ECDIS is being used for both navigation and collision-avoidance tasks. There is growing concern about the display of ever-increasing amounts of both chart and navigation-related information. When it comes to using ECDIS, displaying more information is not necessarily better. Too much information (i.e., clutter) may only lead to confusion. In this regard, there is need to 'harmonize' the simultaneous display of both chart and navigation-related information.

Publication Date

12-2001

Journal or Conference Title

International Hydrographic Review

Volume

2, No. 3 (New Series)

Pages

39-48

Publisher Place

Lemmers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publisher

International Hydrographic Organization

Document Type

Journal Article

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