Vancouver, BC – May 2, 2005 -Galdos Systems, Inc. today announced that the UKHO has taken another significant step in adopting Geographic Markup Language (GML) for maritime data by extending the previously developed GML schema for S57 V3.1 to support AML. Additional Military Layers (AML) is a unified range of digital geospatial data products designed to address NATO non-navigational maritime defence requirements. The AML GML schema was developed by the UKHO and Galdos Systems Inc, and is based on extending the existing S-57 GML schema to include all AML features and attributes. As part of this project, Galdos also demonstrated a capability for rendering symbology for the visualisation of AML data in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).
The use of GML in the digital data distribution of oceanographic and maritime information aims to facilitate data integration for projects and systems incorporating data from both land and ocean environments. Additionally, the GML schema for AML and the SVG symbols are components that enable wide area plug and play of hydrographic information on the Internet. These implementations of NATO and IHO standards using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) technologies contribute further to the enrichment of the Geo-Web.
About Galdos Systems, Inc
Founded in 1998, Galdos Systems revolutionized GIS Technology and mobilized the world-wide Geo-Web by authoring the Geography Markup Language (GML). Galdos is recognized as a world leader in the development of cost effective systems for delivering GML and XML based products for the integrated land and resource management, critical infrastructure planning and protection, telematics, LBS and ITS market sectors. For more information on Galdos please visit: http://www.galdosinc.com  or contact us at infogaldosinccom (infogaldosinccom) .
About the UKHO
The UKHO is the world leader in the production of navigational charts and publications, with a global chart series of over 3,300 charts and 220 publications. The Admiralty Chart series has a reputation for safety and quality, which spans the globe. More than 70% of world shipping relies upon the Admiralty Series in meeting UN mandatory carriage requirements.Today, increasingly wider demands are being made upon the UKHO’s vast store of high quality data and it is now benefiting not simply navigation but marine, oceanographic and environmental communities. The Admiralty Licensed Partnering program is designed to bring these opportunities to a wider audience and create innovation and growth, involving both in the commercial and public sector.
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