In this post I will be discussing how to order ENC (Electronic charts) and also how to correct ENCs on ECDIS.
Visit Facts about Charts and Carriage Requirements for useful information on electronic charts.Many believe ECDIS has changed the way we navigate our ships.These categories are Berthing, Harbor, Coastal, General and overview.After checking each category, select the charts required in that category and which falls in your voyage.But there are many of us, who do not still agree with this.
They argue that shrinking the width and height of paper chart to a 21 inch screen can bring too many confusions.
In ECDIS the charts are called ENCs or cells and the charts number as cell number.
In paper chart we receive charts, in ECDIS we receive cell permit.
Rightly so, after all we see our ship all the times on the chart.
No more worries of plotting the ship’s position manually and no chances of human error in plotting the positions on paper chart.
They also argue that ECDIS should not be primary means of navigation till the time all ambiguities are eliminated and procedures streamlined. In this post I am trying to streamline some of the procedures related to ECDIS.