The Greenlandic Harbour Pilot was the first publication to be made available through the website www.gronlandskehavnelods.dk in 2015. Now the last publication in the series, The Greenland Pilot – General information about Greenland, is also available online.
Six years of work
This brings a temporary conclusion to six years of work on digitizing the Geodata Agency's five publications on navigation in the Greenland waters.
The Greenland pilots are available in a Danish and English version and can be accessed at eng.gst.dk
The Greenland Pilot – General information about Greenland contains information on topics and conditions that are necessary to be aware of in connection with navigation in Greenland waters.
Compare the publications with the relevant maps
All positions and elevations in the text are approximate and they originate from different data collection methods. They are intended to guide seafarers by comparing the publications with the relevant charts.
In the publication, Greenlandic place names are written with the new Greenlandic spelling. On the charts covering the East Greenland waters, the place names are written using the old Greenlandic spelling. On the charts covering the West Greenland waters, place names are written with old Greenlandic spelling on the old maps. The new spelling is used on the new maps.
New and old spelling
The difference between the new and old spelling can be seen in the publication The Greenland Pilot – Explanations of the place names, which can be read and downloaded at www.eng.gstdk. The publication also contains a list with Danish translations and explanations of the Greenlandic place names.
Difficult collection of information
However, gathering accurate information about the Greenland coastlines can be very challenging, and the descriptions are therefore incomplete in some places. Any additional information received, as well as details of any deficiencies, are therefore welcomed by the Geodata Agency.
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