S-57 Data

09-11-2019 11:45 AM
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Need Nautical Chart Data in Your Map?


There are a wide variety of ways in which you can leverage nautical charting data in ArcGIS Desktop, where the best method depends upon your unique needs.


If you just need to bring S-57 data into the desktop for visualization, the Esri S-57 Viewer is a lightweight and easy to use option that provides basic viewing capabilities in ArcMap. A link to the free S-57 Viewer can be found here.


If your needs go beyond simply viewing S-57 datasets, and you need the data in a geodatabase for GIS analysis, editing, or other data manipulation, then you can leverage the capabilities in the ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting extension, where there are scriptable tools for both importing S-57 datasets into the geodatabase and also for rendering them with ECDIS-like symbology. S-57 to GIS is a python script tool available on GitHub that automates the process of ingesting S-57 into the geodatabase and symbolizing it with S-52.


Lastly, you can also consume S-57 as a service directly into the Desktop - ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro, through web-based solutions like NOAA ENC Online.


For more information about how you can leverage nautical chart data in ArcGIS Desktop for purposes beyond navigation, please contact us at maritime@esri.com