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.
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Journal or Conference Title
International Hydrographic Review
2, No. 3 (New Series)
Lemmers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
International Hydrographic Organization
Alexander, Lee, "Harmonising Chart and Navigation-related Information on ECDIS" (2001). International Hydrographic Review. 956.