Create an S-57 product with coverage and definitions

Доступно с лицензией Maritime Charting.

If you do not have existing S-57 data, you can create the foundation for new products by capturing a new product coverage (polygon product extent), and its required product definition information (product metadata).


You can also create S-57 products by importing an existing S-57 dataset if you already have one.

The following steps describe the process for defining the product coverage and product definitions for a new S-57 product:

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Open a new or an existing project.
  3. If necessary, create an ArcGIS Maritime database schema and add data to the Contents pane.
  4. If necessary, add the ProductCoverage polygon feature class and the EditingProperties and ProductDefinitions tables to the Contents pane.
  5. On the Maritime tab, in the S-57 Editing group, click the Compilation Scale drop-down arrow.

    This value represents the scale at which your chart is created. You can choose a value from the list, or type a custom value. This ensures that all features that are created are attributed with the correct scale.

  6. In the Contents pane, right-click the Editing Properties table and click Open.
  7. Find the Agency attribute.
  8. Double-click the row to access the drop-down list and choose an agency.

    The list of available agencies is generated from the IHO S-62 list of data producer codes document. The FIDS value can also be customized and is also used in generating a unique LNAM. A new FIDS is assigned to each record in the table by default.

  9. On the Edit tab, click the Create Features button Создание объектов.
  10. In the Create Features pane, locate ProductCoverage.
  11. Choose one of the insert methods and digitize a polygon.
  12. With the polygon selected, click the Maritime tab and click the Attributes button Attributes.

    The Attributes pane appears.


    The following error message also appears: ProductCoverage feature (subtype: ProductCoverage) must participate in one composite relationship as a child. No action is required.

  13. Type a value for the Dataset Name.

    The file name can be up to eight characters and can be composed of the uppercase alphanumeric characters A to Z, and digits zero through nine. Typically, the first three characters are a combination of the agency code followed by the intended usage and so on. If your agency is 4E - Environmental Systems Research Institute, and the intended usage is 5 - Harbour, the file dataset name and example would be 4E5XXXXX where X represents additional available characters for you to define.

  14. Press Tab or Enter.
  15. Нажмите кнопку Применить (Apply).
  16. In the Contents pane, right-click the ProductDefinitions table and click Open.
  17. In the table, select Click to add new row.
  18. Press Tab to go through each field and choose a metadata value for each of the following mandatory attributes:

    The following table contains sample values.

    Compilation Scale


    Dataset Name


    (Intended usage) INTU



    4E - Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

    Vertical Datum

    Mean high water springs

    Sounding Datum

    Lowest astronomical tide

    Where clause


  19. Select the record from the ProductDefinitions table and the polygon from the ProductCoverage feature class.

    Both features must be selected to create the relationship.

  20. Open the Attributes pane.
  21. Expand the ProductCoverage node, and right-click ProductDefinitions.
  22. Click Add Selected to Relationship.
  23. Click Save if you don't have Auto Save enabled.

You have created the metadata and the coverage area for a new product, and can now begin creating data to generate an electronic chart product.