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NaAVIC, a Free Downloadable ECS App that Runs on ENC Data Streamed Directly from a Cloud-based Infrastructure Specifically Designed for Marine Navigation
1 IIC Technologies, Maryland, Riverdale, The United States
2 Naavic, The United States
ABSTRACT: NaAVIC, is a free and downloadable Electronic Chart System app specifically developed for boats of all sizes looking for safe and reliable professional navigation functionality on mobile devices and/or laptops. The app offers a range of features to make navigation easy and reliable, delivered through a clear and intuitive interface designed specifically for navigating at sea. The capabilities cover the range of essential features needed to maintain safety and situational awareness. Separate processes for download and update of the electronic chart data is not required because data is streamed in real-time from a cloud based open source database. The data is supplied to NaAVIC from Nautilus Cloud, a cloud based infrastructure designed for Marine Data, Solutions and Services for Government Organizations, Commercial Industry and Consumers. Nautilus Cloud is a “cloud native” approach and leverages high quality, open source components as its base technology. It uses open standards throughout to build a low-cost system which is flexible and has a much greater degree of interoperability with pre-existing components. A key feature of the Nautilus Cloud platform is the expansion of data holdings into a much wider family of related geospatial data products including the S-100 framework, harmonized metadata, raster and real-time sources. In essence, NaAVIC can operate on real-time and up-to-date information from charting agencies without a separate updating process. This enables the integration of real-time tides, weather, currents and other oceanographic information.
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International Maritime Organization. Introduction to IMO. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.imo.org/en/About/Pages/Default.aspx
International Maritime Organization. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.imo.org/en/about/conventions/listofconventions/pages/international-convention-for-the-safety-of-life-at-sea-(solas),-1974.aspx
International Hydrographic Organization. IHO Publications. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.iho.int/iho_pubs/IHO_Download.htm#S-5A
Open Geospatial Consortium. OGC Standards. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.opengeospatial.org/docs/is
Citation note:
Peyton D., Kuwalek E., Alla A.: NaAVIC, a Free Downloadable ECS App that Runs on ENC Data Streamed Directly from a Cloud-based Infrastructure Specifically Designed for Marine Navigation. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 13, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.13.01.25, pp. 237-240, 2019

Other publications of authors:

F. Modesto Da Rocha, C. Bazilio Martins, L. Weitzel Coelho da Silva, J. Carballini Denes, D. Peyton

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