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Old 08 February 2002, 12:13   #1
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UKHO serchable database

Hello folks

Some while ago I mentioned on this forum that the UKHO website stated that they were soon to have a serchable database for chart updates. The idea being that you could enter a chart number and it would point you to any relevent notices. I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the 'announcement' had disappeared from the webpage. I e-mailed them to ask what was happening. That was about 2 weeks ago and I have had no reply!

Anyone out there in ribnetland any ideas, or am I missing something obvious here?

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Old 11 February 2002, 01:27   #2
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Keith,

It seems like you earned both 2 prizes.
"The max view thread" prize AND "The 1 reply thread" prize as well.
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Old 11 February 2002, 02:10   #3
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Wrong.......!

I've had TWO replies............

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Old 04 April 2002, 01:46   #4
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Still no reply from the UKHO.....however on searching the site again it appears that the service is being tested for release later this month (April). The service can be accessed directly on:

http://www.nmwebsearch.com/

Seem like a good one for your 'favourites'.

Try their tidal prediction site as well:

http://www.ukho.gov.uk/tideprediction.cfm

Both are FREE

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Old 24 April 2002, 04:59   #5
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What the heck is going on at UKHO. See previous posting regarding the online serchable database. I have checked this daily for the last few weeks and a temporary page came up stating the the system was under test to be released in the Spring.

Today I checked and this page has gone, you are bounced to the UKHO home page. Now there is no mention of the online serchable database!

Have they abandoned the idea?

I'm going to email them now. However I'm still awaiting a reply from my last email several months ago .

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Old 24 April 2002, 05:17   #6
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Wow, blow the expence I thought, I'll damn well telephone the blighters! (Actually I'm on Telewest Phone Unlimited so I pay a flat rate fee no matter how many calls I make)

So telephone I did. Three transfers later and I was beginning to get a bit brassed off. BUT, then I end up speaking to Ashley Hall, the very chappie who has developed the searchable database, the very man who is doing the whole thing. This guy is the big cheese of UKHO serchable databases.

The reason that the temporary page has gone is that.....wait for it.....they are about to upload the DATABASE. Hip hip hooray!

It will take some time to do this but the database will be ready in the next few days. Great news indeed. AND it's a totaly FREE service. (I'm soooo excited that I've used far to many emoticons) [I'm getting a bit carried away with the brackets as well]

So folks, watch this space: http://www.nmwebsearch.com/

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Old 24 April 2002, 06:56   #7
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Thanks for the link to that UKHO page, Keith. The free tidal prediction stuff seems useful so it's now flagged up for future use.
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Old 01 May 2002, 02:04   #8
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I've just checked the 'Notice to Mariners Serchable Database' page again and it has gone a bit odd. Looks as thought they may be uploading the new site. Fingers crossed.

http://www.nmwebsearch.com/

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Old 03 May 2002, 11:35   #9
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YIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEE

ITS GONE LIVE AND IT WORKS.

Great news the UKHO searchable database is up and running. Now it is very simple to check through your charts and keep then updated.

Try it now (IT's FREE): http://www.nmwebsearch.com/

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Old 07 May 2002, 08:24   #10
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Searchable NM's Launch

Hi guys,

You may well now have noticed that the new engine is online, and has been received well by all users.

If you have any feedback regarding the engine, or its function please let us know by emailing webadmin@ukho.gov.uk.

http://www.nmwebsearch.com

We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your patience.

Regards, Ashley Hall - Web Developer/Designer
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