The Danish Geodata Agency is pleased to announce that we hosted the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) 4th S-100 Working Group meeting, 1st Geospatial Information (GI) Registry Workshop and the 5th S-102 Project Team Meeting at the Comwell Hvide Hus, Aalborg between 25th February - 1st March 2019.
Came from around the world
There were 69 attendees from 22 Hydrographic Offices and a wide range of industry and academic experts. Participants travelled from all over the world including Australia, China, Republic of Korea, Brazil, Canada, USA and from across Europe.
Pia Dahl Højgaard, Director of Geodatastyrelsen welcoming delegates at the social dinner Prepared for new standards
S-100 is important to the Danish Geodata Agency to ensure we are prepared for the new standards and can continue to provide the best products and services to end users, in particular S-101 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs).
Topics for discussion included:
Interoperability of S-100 products
Registration of data in the GI Registry
S-102 – Bathymetric Surface
Experiences of developing S-100 test products
Amendments to the S-100 data model
Data transfer and distribution
Continual maintenance of S-100 to meet the needs of the wider user community
Increased Stakeholder engagement
Facts about S-100 – Universal Hydrographic Data Model
S-100 is the IHO standard for the Universal Hydrographic Data Model. It provides the data framework for the development of the next generation electronic navigational charting products, as well as other digital products required by the hydrographic, maritime and GIS communities.
The primary goal of S-100 is to support a greater variety of hydrographic-related digital data sources, products, and customers. Some of the advantages include:
Aligns with mainstream GIS
New components not developed in isolation
Easier use of hydrographic data beyond Hydrographic Offices and Electronic Chart Display
and Information System (ECDIS) users
Plug-and-play updating of data, symbology and software enhancements
For further information on S-100, please see the IHO S-100 site