OCS hosted NOAA's first open house on nautical cartography. The event featured posters, presentations, and tours focusing on nautical cartography and highlighting the fields of charting and GIS. The open house welcomed 200 visitors representing 24 countries. The event was held in conjunction with the 28th Annual International Cartographic Conference 2017 in Washington, DC, where NOAA made presentations and had an exhibit. Industry partners including ESRI and CARIS, international mapping groups including the Cartography and Geographic Information Society and General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans, government agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Navy, and many international charting offices attended the open house.
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