WMS ChartServer

There are many applications where it is necessary to display standard electronic navigational charts (ENCs) in combination with, or as a back-drop to, other geo-spatial data. ChartServer is an OGC-compliant WMS server specifically designed to correctly display ENCs and other nautical chart formats.

WMS ChartServer relieves the customer of the need to implement complex chart-rendering, chart-management, and loading functions. This makes WMS ChartServer the perfect tool for software developers to create small and medium-scale multi-user applications where there is a need to mix general geo-spatial data with correctly-displayed nautical chart data.

ChartServer can also be used in an intranet environment where an organization wants users to look at and refer to nautical-chart data using web technology.

WMS ChartServer is the ideal solution when it comes to using digital charts within applications and services that are based on web technology. In such environments WMS ChartServer distributes chart images to multiple WMS clients (simultaneously or sequentially) in response to map requests that they send for particular geographic areas.


Product Highlights

  • Supports WMS versions 1.1.1 and 1.3.0.
  • WMS ChartServer 5 is supported for the following OS:
    - Windows 7, 10, Windows Server 2012, 2016
    - Red Hat/CentOS 7.6, SUSE/OpenSUSE 15.1, Ubuntu 18.04

  • Extended proprietary GetMap parameters to support a more flexible chart presentation:
    - IHO S-52 chart settings (safety values, display categories, etc.)
    - Object filtering
    - Chart rotation
  • Support of navigation-related projections, e.g. Gnomonic
  • Support of bounding boxes exceeding 360° east/west
  • Variable chart-loading strategy
  • Support of multiple maritime and naval chart products, i.e.
  • Includes 'The Chart', SevenCs' small-scale overview charts

WMS ChartServer comes along with ChartHandler, a stand-alone chart installation tool for all chart products supported, whether unencrypted or S-63 encrypted.

WMS ChartServer serves chart images using standard WMS requests. The introduction of extended WMS parameters allows a more flexible configuration of the chart image, e.g. switching lights, text etc. on/off, defining safety contour, object filters and chart rotation.


Demo Client

The S-57 ENCs used in this service were downloaded from the NOAA website; it may be the case that they do not contain the latest data available from NOAA. By using this service you accept the User Agreement.

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Along with ChartServer, SevenCs is offering a unique S-57 background chart with useful and safety-relevant information at a scale of 1:1.000.000. The Chart serves as a perfect basis for improving the functionality and appearance of ECDIS and ECS applications, though it is not intended for navigation purposes.


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