The Electronic Chart, 2nd Edition

Lemmer, Netherlands, June 06, 2008 --( After a successful and sold out first edition, Reed Business Geo – the publisher of Hydro international – has released the updated second edition of The Electronic Chart.

The Electronic Chart, 2nd edition, written by Horst Hecht, Bernhard Berking, Gert Büttgenbach, Mathias Jonas and Lee Alexander, and peer-reviewed by Adam J. Kerr, gives mariners, manufacturers, maritime administrators, hydrographers, chart data providers, GIS experts, etc. an excellent overview on ‘Marine Electronic Charts’. Chart data and navigational functions are described, as well as:
- system configuration
- database and data structure for vector and raster data
- updating chart data
- data availability and data distribution
- ECDIS voyage planning and monitoring
- integration with GPS, radar, AIS and track control hydrographic basics
- liability, legal and economic aspects
- glossary of ECDIS and modern navigation.

The Electronic Chart is perfectly suited for education and training, daily use onboard and familiarisation with this new navigation tool by hydrographic offices, maritime safety administrations, shipping companies, maritime academies, universities, equipment manufacturers and professional mariners, among others.

To experience the potential of ECDIS yourself, a CD accompanies the book with software offering demonstrations of the several systems described. Colourful illustrations make the book attractive and easy to read.

The Electronic Chart, priced at EUR49, can be purchased through the Hydro international website at Additional information, such as the contents page, first chapter, reviews and biographies of the authors, is also available from this webpage.

Reed Business Geo
Reed Business Geo, located in the Netherlands, is an international publishing house with more then 20 years’ experience in providing information to professionals active worldwide in the survey and mapping fields of geomatics, hydrography and navigation.

Reed Business Geo
Aliette Miedema