Hydro 06 - 'Beyond ENC' Paper Presentation

The International Hydrographic Conference – Hydro 06 – was held in Antwerp (Belgium) November 6-9, 2006. The main theme of the conference was "Evolutions in Hydrography". About 35 papers were presented covering advancements in Charting, Sea Floor Mapping, Multibeam, Positioning and related issues. CherSoft were represented by Simon Salter who presented a paper entitled 'Beyond ENC'. This paper discusses some contemporary issues with ENC data and display systems. It identifies several areas where experience has exposed deficiencies in the use of ENC. It then goes on to suggest several ways of improving cartographic data handling in the marine environment.