MINNEAPOLIS - August 30, 2016 - East View Companies is proud to announce the launch of East View Nautical, the company's newest website, dedicated to maritime professionals and nautical enthusiasts. The site leverages East View's many partnerships with hydrographic agencies around the world to provide the latest paper, raster, and vector bathymetric data, seafloor DEM modeling, training charts and publications. The site includes content from Europe, North, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Sailing enthusiasts, national coast guards, cruise lines, or anyone else who needs accurate, detailed maps can visit http://nautical.eastview.com to order print-on-demand charts for personal or business use. Using licensed content, acquired by sister company East View Geospatial, East View Nautical is able to create products that feature waypoints, track lines, vectorization, georeferencing, cropping and mosaicking, to ensure that users get an end product that meets their needs.
East View Companies is a proud partner of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States, as well as Hydrographique et Océanographique de la marine (SHOM), a French agency providing public service and support surrounding hyrography and nautical information. For more information about how to purchase Nautical Charts, please visit http://nautical.eastview.com, or contact your East View representative.
For the last 150 years, the federal government produced nautical charts using lithographic printing presses. Although chart-making techniques advanced from the 19th century's delicate hand-applied etchings on copper plates to a process that is now completely computer-based, the system remained based on printing large volumes of charts, then selling them from stock for years. Charts for sale were gradually more and more outdated until a new edition was printed. The print on demand system allows the changes made by Coast Survey cartographers to reach mariners much faster.
The information on the charts is still maintained by
Minneapolis Mn - November 28, 2012 - In a continued effort to bring the nautical community novel and updated charts,
Nautical charts from these agencies are well-suited for research and bathymetric purposes as well as navigation aids. The charts are the most recent and up-to-date available and all the latest Notice to Mariners (NTMs) have been applied by their respective agencies. EVG sees a need for nautical charts in the research and academic communities; and in the maritime community for updated information and looks to partner with more agencies to offer customers the best and latest available products.
EVG Founder and CEO, Kent D. Lee, added “Nautical charts and other oceanographic geospatial data are still too difficult to purchase for the average customer. It’s a big area of flux. Many traditional users, especially naval organizations and commercial maritime users, have moved to digital navigational aids. At the same time customers with non-navigational interests have greater need for authoritative data over the world’s oceans, seas, rivers, and other water bodies. Academic research interest in climate change, boundary disputes, coastal monitoring and so on is a great driving force in this area, as is the need by commercial actors such as oil, gas, mining and wind energy planners. And most of these users also want a digital data experience using open GIS tools, not proprietary navigation systems. EVG is doing its best to reconcile the use cases of these new customers with the natural interests and traditional business models of the producing authorities, who are typically governmental hydrographic agencies whose budgets are under attack from many angles. Representing the full spectrum of paper products with these agencies is a good way to build trust and familiarity as we move towards comprehensive digital and paper relationships.”