Create an S-57 product with coverage and definitions

获得 ArcGIS Maritime 许可后可用。

If you do not have existing S-57 data, you can create the foundation for a new S-57 product by capturing a new product coverage (polygon product extent) and providing the required metadata values in the ProductDefinitions table.


You can also create S-57 products by importing an existing S-57 dataset.

Complete the following steps to define the product coverage and product definitions for a new S-57 product:

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Open a new or existing project.
  3. If necessary, create an ArcGIS Maritime database schema and add data to the Contents pane.

    The Maritime S-57 tab appears.

  4. If necessary, add the ProductCoverage polygon feature class and the EditingProperties and ProductDefinitions tables to the Contents pane.

    The feature class and tables are included with the product data files.

  5. On the Maritime S-57 tab, in the S-57 Editing group, click the Compilation Scale drop-down arrow and choose a scale.

    This value represents the scale at which your chart is created. You can choose a value from the combo box list, or type a custom value. Setting a compilation scale 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. In the Agency attribute column, 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. A new FIDS value is assigned to each record in the table by default and is used in generating a unique LNAM. The FIDS value can also be customized.

  8. Click the Edit tab and click Create Features 创建要素.

    The Create Features pane appears.

  9. In the Create Features pane, click the ProductCoverage template.
  10. Create a polygon feature on your active map.
  11. With the polygon feature selected, click Attributes 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.

  12. Provide a value for the Dataset Name and press Enter.

    The file name can be up to eight characters and can be composed of 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. For example, if your agency is 4E - Environmental Systems Research Institute, and the intended usage is 5 - Harbour, the file dataset name would be 4E5XXXXX where X represents additional available characters for you to define.

  13. 单击应用
  14. In the Contents pane, right-click the ProductDefinitions table and click Open.
  15. If closed, open the Create Features pane, click the ProductDefinitions table, and click the Forward button 向前 to open the Active Template page.
    Create Features pane containing ProductCoverage polygon and ProductDefinitions table
  16. In the active template, provide the product definition-required S-57 metadata values.

    The following table contains sample values:

    Compilation Scale


    Dataset Name


    INTU (Intended usage)



    4E - Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

    Vertical Datum

    Mean high water springs

    Sounding Datum

    Lowest astronomical tide

    Where clause


  17. Click Create after the attributes are populated.
    Attributes pane where the Create button is located

    A row is added to the ProductDefinitions table.

    ProductDefinitions table containing a new row that is selected

  18. Ensure that the new row and the coverage polygon are selected and open the Attributes pane.

    Both items should appear in the Attributes pane.

    Attributes pane containing ProductCoverage and ProductDefinitions items
    If the coverage polygon is not selected, click Select 按矩形选择 on the Maritime S-57 tab and select it on the map.

  19. Expand the ProductCoverage node contents until ProductDefinitions appears and right-click it.
    ProductDefinitions called out in Attributes pane
  20. Click Add Selected To Relationship.
    Right-click options for ProductDefinitions in Attributes pane

    The product coverage polygon is linked to the product definition.

  21. On the Edit tab, click Save, then click Yes to save all edits.
  22. In the Selection group, click Clear to clear the selection.

You have created a product definition in the Nautical Information System (NIS).