Publication Date


Committee Chair

Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.

Committee Members

James A. Ciarrocca, M.S.


This project presents a set of tools to facilitate interoperability between an ArcGIS geodatabase model and the S-57 international standard for nautical data. Additionally configurations and workflows were developed for consistent creation of nautical data in accordance with said standard. Central to this interoperability are Marine Information Overlays (MIO), which are additional navigation information to the Electronic Nautical Chart database. MIO data is intended to provide safe and efficient ship routing. Semantic mapping between the marine objects in the S-57 standard and the MIO model preserves the essential components of each. Data interoperability is realized through the use of semantic mapping via a configured PLTS Nautical Solution import/export engine and standards are supported through the use of this software.

Smith_Poster.pdf (1211 kB)
Toward Consistent Creation of Marine Information Overlays: Configuration of ESRI’s PLTS Nautical Solution (Poster)