Importing S-57 files to a geodatabase

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03-20-2012 12:10 AM
KarlWilson
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I'm trying to import S-57 files into a geodatabase using the S-57 to Geodatabase tool.

Within ArcMap, I create a new file GDB and then create a Feature Dataset. I then right click on the feature dataset and select Import > S-57 to Geodatabase and I get the following error:
"There was a problem loading the product configuration file"

Where do I set this configuration file and what is the likely problem?

I'm new to the Nautical Solution, and it seems like a steep learning curve. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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NancyEl-Zeaiter
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Thanks for the help Nancy.

I managed to import the schema to the GDB OK, but now when i try to import the S-57 cell, the option is greyed-out. Any ideas?


Karl,

Make sure that the Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.  To do this you simply go to Customize on the Standard toolbar, click on extensions, and make sure that both the Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.

If this doesn't do the trick, let me know and we'll trouble shoot further, K?  😉

Nancy

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NancyEl-Zeaiter
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I'm trying to import S-57 files into a geodatabase using the S-57 to Geodatabase tool.

Within ArcMap, I create a new file GDB and then create a Feature Dataset. I then right click on the feature dataset and select Import > S-57 to Geodatabase and I get the following error:
"There was a problem loading the product configuration file"

Where do I set this configuration file and what is the likely problem?

I'm new to the Nautical Solution, and it seems like a steep learning curve. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.


Hello...and I'd be glad to assist if I can.  In the Install location there will be an XML file named NAUTICAL_ENC_TEMPLATE_VXXXXXXXX_GX.XML, which should be located at <Install directory>\PLTS\Nautical\ENC\Schema\Workspace .

You will create the file GDB and then import this schema into your database, this will create the dataset for you, and set all the configuration files needed to import the ENC cell into the database.

Hope this is helpful....and please let me know if you need further assistance.

Nancy
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KarlWilson
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Thanks for the help Nancy.

I managed to import the schema to the GDB OK, but now when i try to import the S-57 cell, the option is greyed-out. Any ideas?
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NancyEl-Zeaiter
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Thanks for the help Nancy.

I managed to import the schema to the GDB OK, but now when i try to import the S-57 cell, the option is greyed-out. Any ideas?


Karl,

Make sure that the Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.  To do this you simply go to Customize on the Standard toolbar, click on extensions, and make sure that both the Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.

If this doesn't do the trick, let me know and we'll trouble shoot further, K?  😉

Nancy

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NancyEl-Zeaiter
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Karl,

Make sure that the Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.  To do this you simply go to Customize on the Standard toolbar, click on extensions, and make sure that both the Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.

If this doesn't do the trick, let me know and we'll trouble shoot further, K?  😉

Nancy


Karl,

Where you able to verify that the extensions were active??  I hope that you are able to proceed without further issues.  Please let me know if how things are going. 

Sincerely Yours,

Nancy
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KarlWilson
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Karl,

Make sure that the Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.  To do this you simply go to Customize on the Standard toolbar, click on extensions, and make sure that both the Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.

If this doesn't do the trick, let me know and we'll trouble shoot further, K?  😉

Nancy


Yes that was the problem, thanks Nancy.

What I'm trying to do is go through a simple test procedure where I load a NOAA S-57 file into a geodatabase, and then export it again to a S-57 file. I think I want to work with the desktop production environment.

I'm looking at the Importing and baselining existing ENC data topic in the ArcGIS Help Library to try and achieve this, but it's quite hard to follow as there are several levels of associated links to wade through.

The only relevant tutorial I've found so far is "Setting up the Nautical Product Library for Electronic Charting" which was included in the TutorialsSamples folder as part of the install. It doesn't cover import/export of S-57 or building a product library / product geodatabases. Are there any other tutorials available for the Nautical Solution?

I'm also a little confused with the concept of product geodatabases and product instances. From the Help documentation I am under the impression that product instances can only be created on "personal ArcSDE" databases  (i.e. Microsoft SQL Server Express). However in the tutorial examples they are stored in File GDBs.

Thanks again,
Karl
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KarlWilson
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I'm also having an issue with trying to export the Geodatabase to S-57. I have to run Update Primitives first but that option is greyed out on the Production Editing toolbar. The Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.
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NancyEl-Zeaiter
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I'm also having an issue with trying to export the Geodatabase to S-57. I have to run Update Primitives first but that option is greyed out on the Production Editing toolbar. The Production Mapping and Nautical extensions are turned on.


Karl,

A product instance is simply the reference to the node in the Product library where the product database is stored and displayed in the Product Library treeview.  Each product instance, or NOAA cell has it's own instance, or is stored in its own geodatabase.

The desktop production environments:

The desktop production environments are more simplified, where data for a single nautical product is created and managed within a single geodatabase. The product library can also manage this production environment if working with an ArcSDE geodatabase.

There are two desktop production environments: the desktop production environment for existing products, and desktop production environment for creating new products. The desktop production environment for existing products is used when you need to import existing S-57 cells into your production geodatabase. The desktop production environment for creating new products is used when you need to compile a new S-57 cell into your production geodatabase.

This type of deployment of the PLTS for ArcGIS �?? Nautical Solution would be most appropriate for small production facilities, agencies maintaining less than a dozen nautical products and special purpose charts.

Please refer to the following link for more information regarding the use of ArcSDE geodatabases:

http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=An_overview_of_ArcSDE_geodatabase_admi...

Make sure that you are in an edit session to run Update Primitives...you must start an edit session to run the tool.

Nancy
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KarlWilson
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I'm also a little confused with the concept of product geodatabases and product instances. From the Help documentation I am under the impression that product instances can only be created on "personal ArcSDE" databases  (i.e. Microsoft SQL Server Express). However in the tutorial examples they are stored in File GDBs.


Let me rephrase the above:
Can individual product geodatabases in the desktop production environment be built on File geodatabases, or do they have to be built on ArcSDE geodatabases (using Microsoft SQL Server Express)?

Make sure that you are in an edit session to run Update Primitives...you must start an edit session to run the tool.


Thanks, that worked.
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NancyEl-Zeaiter
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Yes you can import S-57 cells into File Geodatabase format, but to determine the best option for your organization's needs, please refer to the following link:

http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=Types_of_geodatabases

Nancy
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