Jeppesen Marine and Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) have entered into a pilot project to test the feasibility of converting BSH sailing directions content into Jeppesen print and online presentations that BSH will certify as preserving the BSH content.
The primary goal of this pilot project is to support the development of global standards for nautical navigation publications that can effectively be implemented in commercial products and services. BSH has contributed substantially to the effort of the IHO Standardization of Nautical Publications Working Group (SNPWG) to define a data model for nautical publications. BSH has begun restructuring the text in their sailing directions books to support this data model. Jeppesen and BSH plan to present findings of the pilot study, and samples of Jeppesen Marine’s electronic outputs, to the SNPWG in April 2008.
“We are pleased to cooperate with BSH on this important pilot project,” said Michael Bergmann, Jeppesen Marine director, Hydrographic Services. “The creation of viable, global standards for marine navigation data is imminent and Jeppesen Marine intends to support this effort in cooperation with BSH and other hydrographic offices around the world."
Jeppesen Marine is a market-leading provider of digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19379, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Through its wide range of products and services, Jeppesen Marine serves numerous markets from light marine, to inland/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.
For more than 70 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
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