@article{Guan_Shi_Wu_Xu_2010, author = {Guan, Keping and Shi, Chaojian and Wu, Shengchun and Xu, Tie}, title = {Generation of Electronic Nautical Chart Data for Assessment of Navigational Safety in Harbour and Waterway Design}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {4}, number = {1}, pages = {17-22}, year = {2010}, url = {./Article_Generation_of_Electronic_Nautical_Guan,13,196.html}, abstract = {Navigational simulator is widely applied in the assessment of Navigational Safety in the harbour and waterway design. According to the needs of ENC(Electronic Nautical Chart) data in the navigational assessment, this paper analyzes the source of ENC data, such as S-57 data, MVCF(Military Vector Chart Format) data and CAD(Computer Aided Design) data. An effective method of ENC data generation has been developed. Special techniques are investigated for generating ENC data, such as ENC data structure designing, chart data conversion, digitization method of raster images of CAD design drawing, optimization approaches and data integration methods. Software has been developed to edit the chart data with good performance. The technologies developed in this paper have been applied to more than 100 practical projects and successful results have been obtained.}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC), Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), Navigational Safety, Waterway Design, Harbour Design, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Military Vector Chart Format (MVCF), IHO S-57} }