Thursday, January 8, 2015

H-Note mobile app from UKHO enables mariners to submit hydrographic data

An ADMIRALTY H-Note App is now available for Android™ devices and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
This App is aimed at mariners wishing to send hydrographic data to the UKHO via a mobile device.

The ADMIRALTY H-Note App presents a quick and simple new way to report new or suspected dangers to navigation or changes observed in aids to navigation.

The application takes advantage of the mobile device's built-in camera and GPS to help gather important navigational information and to e-mail it to the UKHO using the device's e-mail software once the vessel is in a WiFi or cellular coverage area.

When you submit an H-Note via the App, you will receive an acknowledgement and the information will be used by the UKHO to take immediate action or to consider using the information in the next appropriate revision of a chart or publication.

The H-Note App is available for both Android devices and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
It can be downloaded on Google Play and on the App Store:

        Get it on Google Play

Mariners are asked to report information affecting ADMIRALTY Charts and Publications, issues with ENCs and any other any other suspected dangers to navigation direct to the UKHO using the H-Note App which:
  • provides a simple form to enter details,
  • can automatically include your current location coordinates (via the GPS in your device),
  • captures images from your built-in camera,
  • loads previously taken photos stored on your device,
  • submits the H-Note direct to the UKHO using your device’s email programme,
  • keeps a record of all your H-Notes.
Hugh Phillips, Head of Product Management at the UKHO commented:
“The ADMIRALTY H-Note App is a more efficient way for mariners to continue sharing any information with us that could be navigationally significant. Every mariner and every ship, whether sailing internationally or in local waters, has a part to play by serving as our eyes across the oceans.”

Please visit the UKHO website for more information on H-Notes and Maritime Safety.

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