Import S-57 cells to a geodatabase

Available with ArcGIS Maritime license.

The ArcGIS Maritime Import S-57 to Geodatabase tool supports the import of S-57 products.

During the import process, a product configuration file in XML format is referenced to map the S-57 objects and attributes to the geodatabase. If necessary, copy and edit the product configuration file to restrict, modify, or expand the objects and attributes imported to the geodatabase.

The following are required:

  • The Target Workspace parameter value must contain an S-57 or Paper Chart schema. You can use the Import XML Workspace Document tool to create a maritime geodatabase.
  • You must import revision files (ER), also known as updates, at the same time that you import the base file.

    Individual ERs cannot be imported later.

To import S-57 products using the tool, complete the following steps:

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro.
  2. On the Analysis tab, in the Geoprocessing group, click Tools Tools.

    The Geoprocessing pane appears.

  3. In the Geoprocessing pane, click the Toolboxes tab, expand Maritime Tools > S-57 > Management, and click Import S-57 to Geodatabase.
  4. Set the Input Base S-57 Cell parameter to the product you want to import in S-57 format (*.000).
  5. Optionally, set the Update Cells parameter to the ER files to import with the S-57 base cell.

    ER files don't need to be in sequential order; for example, they can be entered as *.002, *.003, *.001. All ER files must be included. A missing file causes an invalid input, for example, *.001, *.003, *.004.

  6. Set the Target Workspace parameter to the geodatabase containing the S-57 or Paper Chart schema to which you want to import S-57 features.

    It is recommended that you import data to an edit version when using an enterprise geodatabase.

  7. If you have a customized product configuration file, use the Product Configuration File parameter to specify its location.

    If the parameter is left blank, the default product .xml file at <installation location>\ArcGIS\Pro\Resources\Maritime is used. For example, the ENC_product.xml file is used for an ENC product, while the Chart_product.xml file is used for a paper chart product.

  8. Click Run.

Tool messages report the metadata, object count, and total number of S-57 features imported. Messages are stored in the project's geoprocessing History pane.

S-57 data coverages, also known as areas of interest (AOI), are added to the ProductCoverage feature class.

The S-57 cell metadata and its extraction filter (WhereClause) are added to the ProductDefinitions table.

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