Jeppesen Marine and Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) have concluded a pilot project that tested the feasibility of converting BSH sailing directions content into Jeppesen print, online and data presentations that BSH certified as preserving the BSH content. The findings of the study were well received by the IHO Standardization of Nautical Publications Working Group (SNPWG) when presented in Brest, France on April 23.
The pilot study report, co-authored by Jeppesen Marine and BSH, provided useful insight for both hydrographic offices and private sector industry participants who are starting to consider plans to move toward compliance with the emerging S-100 family of standards that will more closely integrate nautical publications and marine charting.
During the study Jeppesen Marine defined an XML solution, converted the sample sailing directions content to a single XML repository, and produced print, web and CSV data extract output that preserve the BSH source content. BSH provided sample updates to the sailing directions and Jeppesen applied the updates in the XML repository and demonstrated the ability to produce updated versions of the three prototype encapsulations. The scope of this pilot was limited, but the evidence supports the conclusion that the industry could benefit right away by utilizing aspects of the SNPWG object model and the recommendations of the study.
“This was a very important project that demonstrates how private companies and hydrographic offices can work together for the good of the marine industry,” said Michael Bergmann, director, Jeppesen Marine Hydrographic Services. “Jeppesen Marine is dedicated to building upon our working relationship with BSH, as well as fostering additional relationships with hydrographic offices around the world.”
Jeppesen Marine is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. With C-Map and Vessel Voyage and Optimization Services, Jeppesen Marine offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to serve markets from inland and coastal navigation to today’s safety-conscious commercial shipping industry. Jeppesen Marine is chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934 – improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions.
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