Danish Geodata Agency Partners with Esri to Chart the Waters of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark Will Use Esri Software to Update Outdated Data and Modernize
REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ArcGIS?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ArcGISlt;/agt;–Esri,
the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it has
contracted with the Danish Geodata Agency (GST) to implement a modern
workflow to more efficiently create and maintain nautical charts of
Danish and Greenlandic waters. Esri will assist with installation of and
training for the new enterprise production system. Because maritime
traffic is increasing significantly and new routes are opening due to
melting ice, it is crucial to have accurate charts in support of safe
navigation and environmental protection.
GST turned to Esri for a solution when the organization needed to
convert the production of navigational charts from a file-based system
to a database and to combine cross-agency chart production into one
inclusive system. By partnering with Esri and Geoinfo A/S (Esri’s Danish
distributor) to implement this new chart production system, GST expects
to reduce the time it takes staff to produce charts of all Danish waters
and enable them to share information across departments and multiple
agencies. GST recently created nautical charts for Greenlandic waters
using Esri’s ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting solution and found that it
was able to automate up to 70 percent of the paper chart production work.
“We are very much looking forward to this collaboration with Geoinfo A/S
and Esri, who support the Geodata Agency’s vision of being the driving
force in the digital development in the marine area,” said Pia Dahl
Højgaard, GST director.
GST is committed to delivering updated and enhanced navigation safety
products for use in the waters surrounding Denmark, Greenland, and the
Faeroe Islands. The data that the agency produces is used for navigation
in support of activities such as shipping, fishing, recreational use,
and military marine operations.
“Esri is happy to be a partner in GST’s initiative to modernize its
maritime charting system,” said Rafael Ponce, Esri global maritime
consultant. “GST has the vision to become a hydrospatial agency, and the
data it produces can ultimately be used to support a complete maritime
‘blue economy’ for Denmark and beyond.”
Maritime: Charting is a complete structure for efficiently generating
and managing maritime information for navigation and a wide variety of
GIS purposes, including planning, analysis, and data sharing. To learn
more about how Esri is modernizing maritime charting, visit esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-for-maritime-charting/overview.
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