Chart Adequacy Procedure Using Publicly-Available Information

TitleChart Adequacy Procedure Using Publicly-Available Information
Publication TypeConference Abstract
AuthorsKlemm, A, Pe'eri, S, Sartor, C, Nyberg, J, Barber, JE
Conference Name2016 Canadian Hydrographic Conference
Conference DatesMay 16 - 19
Keywordschart adequacy

Many marine transportation information and satellite imagery have recently become available to the general public. Automatic Identification System data has been used to estimate and quantify vessel traffic. Satellite imagery and non-hydrographic surveys provide reconnaissance to identify bathymetric changes since the production of the chart. Using these publicly-available information, a chart adequacy procedure has been developed in order to provide a transferable tool that can be used by hydrographic offices around the world. The results of the chart adequacy procedure provide a cost-efficient solution to the nationally and internationally. The goal of the approach is to develop a standardized procedure that can be transferable to cartographers, hydrographers and potential chart producers from hydrographic offices and government agencies around the world. In this paper, an analysis of the current state of nautical charts using the chart adequacy procedure is compared to a simulated chart update using best available and nontraditional bathymetric data, also known as the composite coastal bathymetry project. It is important to note that the focus of the procedure is on quality management based on the hydrographic characteristics of the chart (as opposed to risk assessment based on potential consequences by different users and vessels in different marine settings).