One of the components of the Position Integrity Geospatial Database
Framework (GDF) is the Marine Navigation Database (MNDB), a specialized
data mart containing continuously up-to-date navigation data
for professional and recreational mariners. The MNDB was originally
designed to support our military clients, whose data requirements
are broad in scope and always global. It is constantly
maintained by data feeds from various data production organizations
(often military) using proprietary data transformation algorithms
developed exclusively by Position Integrity.
To date, the content of the MNDB is largely restricted to military
organizations and defense contractors. However, our military
sponsors have assured us that most of the data components will be
released to the public by year-end 2000. Position Integrity
engineers are working to develop a comprehensive product suite to
meet the demand of the consumer and commercial marine markets when
these advanced datasets become available. Because of our active
military involvement, we already have access to all of the newest
marine datasets and are working to package them for use with our
free moving map application, the Digital Mariner.
The MNDB is continuously updated from the same mechanisms that
drive Notices to Mariners and related international update publications.
It includes the following marine navigation components in many
resolutions for the entire globe:
All of these data components are provided in vector format, which
enables them to be easily updated.
- Buoys and Lights
- Depth Soundings and Bottom Contours
- Wrecks and Obstructions
- Shipping Lanes and Separation Zones
- Prohibited, Restricted, Special Use and Warning Areas
- Harbor and Marina Details
- Shoreline Characteristics and Onshore Objects
For further information on data content and availability, please
contact us by email or telephone.