The author reviews the important and sometimes misunderstood part of the nautical charting program involved in the producer/user relationship. This relationship is going to become more important as new and innovative tasks are undertaken at sea. Unless these communications are strengthened and kept vital by continuing efforts of both parties, the user will not be properly served and the producer will fall short of meeting his objective. With the current increased emphasis on the world's oceans as an essential part of economic development and security of the United States, it is timely to reexamine the role of the nautical chart and its existing and future requiremnts. It is timely also for the user, both military and civilian, to research their needs and state their case. It is time for the producers and managers within the Government to readdress these national needs and examine the orientation of the Mapping, Charting and Geodesy programs. And last, the next major study of MC&G should be aimed at the user and his needs, not the producer and his possible shortcomings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Cost of entire Proceedings is $25.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Marine Technology Society

    5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
    Columbia, MD  United States  21044
  • Authors:
    • Drummond Jr, S E
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Nautical charts
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Technology Society
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM