Not All Electronic Chart Databases Are Equal

Electronic chart manufacturer C-MAP has obtained ISO 19379 certification for its CM-93/3 and NT-Link electronic chart databases. ISO does not necessarily say anything about the quality of the product itself, but nevertheless it is an important step towards safer boating when using electronic charts.
“The emergence of several privately produced electronic chart databases over the past few years can give the impression to customers that all electronic chart databases are equal,� said Ken Cirillo, vice president and general manager of C-MAP/USA. �But this certification and �seal of approval� from the ISO is a testament of the highest regard to a private electronic chart manufacturer, as it clearly demonstrates the level of quality of a product with this approval.”

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