Henry Charting System

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Henry is a robust, feature-rich geographic information system trusted by some of the maritime industry's biggest names. Originally conceived as a navigation system, Henry offers a unique mix of geospatial and cartographic functionality that has found dedicated users in all corners of the marine industry, from hydrographic offices and cartographers to shipping companies and navigators. 

Henry runs on Microsoft Windows XP or later (including Windows 8.1).

As a GIS system with a marine focus

The accurate geodesy and attention to detail in Henry makes it popular with hydrographic offices for verifying new chart data. Henry is one of the only chart tools to display ARCS charts undistorted, using the original projection and including the original marginalia.

Henry has comprehensive support for chart data formats, datums and grids. It supports a variety of sources of geospatial data, and can overlay georeferenced aerial or satellite imagery on charts.

Henry can display tide heights and streams from Admiralty TotalTide, as well as AIS and ARPA data from NMEA files, and geospatial data stored in spreadsheets. For more complex needs, Henry has an SDK that allows the import and export of data to be automated.

Contact us to learn more about how Henry can bring your marine data to life, or download a demonstration version.

For fleet management and monitoring

By integrating live position data with piracy and navigational safety reports, your organisation can achieve unprecedented insight, allowing proactive decision making and reducing risk.

Henry can receive and plot position updates from your fleet via ARPA, AIS or various satellite communication systems, giving your organisation real-time visibility into fleet operations.

Contact us to discuss how Henry can meet your needs for fleet management and monitoring, or download a demonstration version.

At sea

NMEA GPS integration and support for route planning and monitoring means that Henry can be a key asset on any ship's bridge.

Support for ADMIRALTY Digital Publications™ puts crucial navigational information at the mariner's fingertips.

Intelligent decluttering promotes situational awareness by prioritising information the mariner needs.

Contact us to learn more about how Henry can help mariners make the best possible decisions, or download a demonstration version.

For ENC management and updating

Sail through port state inspections with automatic management of your ENC portfolio.

Henry uses our Universal Chart Server, bringing together the latest ENCs from AVCS™, PRIMAR™ and NOAA™ and delivering them seamlessly to your vessel or onshore operations centre. With CherSoft's patented ENC compression technology, your onboard chart portfolio can be updated efficiently, saving on bandwidth costs.

Contact us to learn more about how Henry can simplify management of your digital nautical charts, or download a demonstration version

Supporting search and rescue operations

Henry can plot and monitor efficient search patterns for airborne and seaborne SAR.

Supporting digital chart production

Supported chart formats

ENC, S63, ARCS, AML, NTF, HCRF, Shapefiles, BSB, ASRP, CRP, GRP, CADRG, CIB, GeoTIFF, VPF (DNC, VMap, UVMap), manually georeferenced images such as aerial photographs. 

Henry is a powerful tool for quality assurance of digital charts.

Henry can display S-57 ENCs in strict accordance with the ECDIS performance standards, allowing digital cartographers to test and verify their ENCs during production. Aerial photographs, satellite imagery, and other sources of data can be overlaid onto ENCs, making quality assurance less onerous and more rigorous.

Contact us to discuss how Henry meets the needs of hydrographic data producers, or download a demonstration version.

Henry customisations

We often handle specialist requirements as a Henry add-on. Contact us for a chat about what your business needs.