“Obstructions that cover”, the plot thickens

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    This illustrates why the world of ECDIS and ENC are so regulated. With ECDIS many chart features can be removed, but others (like rocks!) cannot be removed from the vector chart display. The way the chart is drawn is all controlled by the software. Buyer beware.

  2. Pascal says:

    The husband of my sister from Boston, send-me a screen shot of the same place in the Garmin MapSource Blue Charts, and this problem does not hapens there.

  3. Gregg says:

    The ECDIS Specification states three levels of display detail; base, standard, and other. In all but the ‘other’ display mode; rocks are hidden. Also the default display mode is ‘standard’, which means that ECDIS compliant displays should not show rocks without user intervention.
    Early versions of Coastal Explorer followed the specification, and based on our user’s feedback, we started to deviate from that. Starting with 1.1 we defaulted our program to ‘full object display’, and again, following feedback on this issue, with our patch released today we made changes to ensure rocks are always visible.

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