What is CATZOC?

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What is CATZOC?

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Category Zone of Confidence (CATZOC) values are used to indicate the accuracy of data presented on charts to assist mariners with determining a safe Under Keel Clearance (UKC). Category Zone of Confidence (CATZOC) values are assigned to geographical areas to indicate whether data meets a minimum set of criteria for position, depth accuracy and seafloor coverage. The Zone of Confidence (ZOC) value is dependent on the positional and depth accuracy of the survey.
By understanding the accuracy limitations of the underlying data in greater detail, the mariner can manage the level of risk when navigating in a particular area.​
ECDIS display these CATZOC values in ENCs using a triangular or lozenge shaped symbol pattern. The number of stars contained within these symbols denotes the CATZOC value. For example six stars are given to the highest level of data quality (A1) and two stars to the lowest (D). A single star is not used to avoid possible confusion with a rock symbol. Areas that have not been assessed for CATZOC are shown as the symbol (U) for unassessed.

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