Thursday, September 5, 2013

Canada Ice Service - NO WEB QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM - Says Fury & Hecla Strait ice chart is Amundsen Gulf ice chart - WTHO?

Sliced and diced to get a full webpage to display - this is the url: 
Named Admundsen Gulf but the ice chart graphic is Fury & Hecla Strait

Which do you think it is? Amundsen or an unnamed WMO chart of Fury & Hecla Strait? (How come WMO charts are not geographically named?)



You would think a Government Agency would have a quality assurance program in place - check and double checked?  Oh well, there are a lot of things with the Canada Ice Service I'd like to see improved.

Does anyone care?  Is sloppy work ok for vessel Arctic ice navigation? I wonder if you could even download the correct ice chart from a vessel at sea - without Internet web-browser the chart name would be wrong and hence the downloaded graphic would also be wrong.

http://iceweb1.cis.ec.gc.ca/Prod20/page3.xhtml
http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/prods/WIS139CT/20130905122200_WIS139CT_0007248986.gif

http://iceweb1.cis.ec.gc.ca/Prod20/page2.xhtml
http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/prods/WIS139CT/20130905122200_WIS139CT_0007248986.gif

Two wrongs do not make a right.

Comments welcome.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed the CIS makes these mistakes about every month. Maybe the webmaster or his supervisor needs a day without pay when his staff screws up? Undoubtedly he does not look at their work or supervise well.

Anonymous said...

Belgium sailing ship "Perd pas le Nord" aground in Peard Bay (North of Wainwright) afloat today (2013 September 8th) sailing to Nome now,
everything ok on board.

james ketty said...

Its very informative and i am sure it will help many other people like the way it helps me. Thanks for the information.

james ketty said...

Its very informative and i am sure it will help many other people like the way it helps me. Thanks for the information.

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

Bottom line... ALWAYS check what CIS provides... anyone attempting a NW Passage should check in and establish a routine comms schedule so the Authorities know where and how to contact you.

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