Formal Agreement with Norwegian Hydrographic Service for S57 Data

Formal Agreement with Norwegian Hydrographic Service for S57 Data

30 November 2004Category:Norwegian Hydrgraphic ServiceS57 DataNavionicsAgreement

Navionics and the Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS) recently finalized an agreement for the production of electronic marine charts in Navionics proprietary format using NHS S57 official digital chart data. This agreement was achieved thanks to the joint efforts of the Norwegian Hydrographic Service, Navionics and Belamarin.

The S57 data provided by the NHS is based on their most recent surveys and is the basis for the Norwegian paper chart production and updates. The use of S57 data, in conjunction with data from digitized paper charts where S57 is not available, provides the best quality data for Navionics cartography.

The new S57 Navionics Charts will be available from the beginning of 2005. Navionics will offer a free update of all existing Norwegian XL3 Charts for the purpose of navigation safety. Further details available from Navionics.

Navionics electronic charts are compatible with a growing list of today’s leading plotter manufacturers.