ECDIS systems offer great flexibility in the way chart data is displayed. Chart data or ENC cell data can be presented in a variety of ways according to the requirements of the mariner. It should be noted that there is always a risk of data misinterpretation unless the correct information is displayed.
It is essential to understand the different representations and settings performed by the system - those done automatically and those done manually. The following pages provide an overview of the automatic and manual settings.
The information will provide an overview of ECDIS and its operating system. It will not offer instruction concerning vessel navigation - training of that kind is available through nautical colleges or universities.
Basic ECDIS information may be obtained by following the link.
Although navigating a small boat Karen's and Jeff's experiences with a total black-out of their navigational equipment and the usefulness of a workable back-up system documented in their Blog is worthwhile to read and I would like to invite all to do so.