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By Antoni Moore, Igor Drecki

The booklet includes a collection of chapters with regards to study provided on the 4th nationwide Cartographic convention GeoCart'2008, which was once held in Auckland, New Zealand on September 1st to third, 2008. The convention is recommended by way of the overseas Cartographic organization (ICA). The ebook gives you a consultant, worthy and well timed number of innovative study within the fields of cartography and geovisualisation, with contributions from best researchers world wide. each one bankruptcy has been reviewed through 3 foreign specialists. The publication contains sections on illustration, selfish Cartography, Geovisual Exploration of Uncertainty and Terrain, and internet Mapping. The accompanying CD contains color maps, animation and interfaces.

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1 2D Charts The first electronic 2D nautical chart was NAVSHOALS, produced in 1976 from digitised charts (Ward et al. 2000; Ford 2002). Since then, Electronic Nautical Charts (ENCs) have become an almost universal navigational tool, perhaps as significant to the history of navigation technology as 1 the implementation of radio . The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Hydrographic Office (IHO) together set international standards for the production and display of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).

G. g. “graphics” or “explanatory texts”). 5 for example, shows a possible extension of the functions enabling the choice 14 J. Cron, S. Wiesmann and L. Hurni of colour, shape, size and arrows, as well as an optional extension for displaying statistical information (“diagrams”). It would also make sense to further develop the idea of user- and system-oriented functions in this extended “Smart Legend Power Tool” environment. In this way, as long as no layer is selected, all the available functions are dimmed – which means inactive.

Spatial awareness of obstructions, geographical locations, desired tracks and routes in reference to the vessel are greatly increased. This may facilitate intuitive and quicker decision making, which is highly important in positioning a vessel or equipment in hydrographic surveying, offshore mining, fishing and scientific research. Acknowledgments First, the authors would like to thank the members of the focus groups from the Port of Melbourne Corporation and the MV Polaris (Otago) for their invaluable feedback.

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