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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(7), 240; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7070240

CHS Priority Planning Tool (CPPT)—A GIS Model for Defining Hydrographic Survey and Charting Priorities

Canadian Hydrographic Service, 200 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6, Canada
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Received: 23 April 2018 / Revised: 29 May 2018 / Accepted: 19 June 2018 / Published: 22 June 2018
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This paper presents a geographic information system (GIS) model that the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) developed to prioritize hydrographic survey and charting at a national scale. Canada has the largest coastline in the world; determining its survey and charting priorities at a national scale is a challenging task, requiring sufficient data to provide national coverage. In order to achieve this task and manage the geospatial layers, CHS has developed a GIS-based model, the CHS Priority Planning Tool (CPPT). Geospatial information of navigational significance (e.g., traffic patterns, water depth, and infrastructure) have been compiled into a GIS model to identify where CHS’s hydrographic survey and charting priorities exist. Probability risk modelling, such as a risk of grounding and collision model, as well as a drift model, are included in the CPPT to ensure that CHS has proper mitigation measures in “high-risk” areas. Other environmental factors such as ice and wind speed are also included to help define national priorities for CHS. The CPPT is operational and is currently being used to define and prioritize CHS’s survey and charting requirements nationally for multiple years. A GIS web tool has been developed to facilitate accessibility for all Department of Fisheries and Oceans employees and to aid in decision making regarding CHS’s national priorities. View Full-Text
Keywords: GIS; geomatics; priority planning; hydrographic survey; nautical charts; geomatics analysis; Canadian Hydrographic Service; Canadian oceans GIS; geomatics; priority planning; hydrographic survey; nautical charts; geomatics analysis; Canadian Hydrographic Service; Canadian oceans
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Chénier, R.; Abado, L.; Martin, H. CHS Priority Planning Tool (CPPT)—A GIS Model for Defining Hydrographic Survey and Charting Priorities. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 240.

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