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I'll have to convert a bunch of jpg and geotiff in S-57. I have Global Mapper which can read them, but not export in that format.

Is there a plugin for Arc, MapInfo, or anything else available???

Thanks!!

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Bonjour François!

do you mean S-57, the electronical navigational chart format? Or something else?

If that's the case, then you have a lot of work ahead! It is a vector format, so do you plan on digitizing your jpg and geoTIFF?
This format is very complicated to create because there are a lot of rules to follow, do you need to create a finalized S-57 file for navigation or just create a vector file not validated (there's a long list of validation to apply on the attribute and topology of these files)?

In that case, you can use:
- CARIS S-57 composer (www.caris.com) - that's the most used software. Or HPD product, but it's a huge database, probably not worth it for a couple of files.
- SevenCs software.
- dKart editor.
- ESRI Arc Desktop PLTS nautical extension (http://www.esri.com/...s/nautical.html)

If you need to create a BSB (raster nautical chart format for North America), I think you can do it in Microstation, maybe the ESRI PLTS does it.

I'd be curious to know more on what you're up to!

Good luck.
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I'll have to convert a bunch of jpg and geotiff in S-57. I have Global Mapper which can read them, but not export in that format.

Is there a plugin for Arc, MapInfo, or anything else available???

Thanks!!


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I'll have to convert a bunch of jpg and geotiff in S-57. I have Global Mapper which can read them, but not export in that format.


Apart from the fact you'll need to digitize features off of those jpgs/tiffs, you'll need software that can write to S-57 and you'll need to be familiar with the data model.

Check out SevenCs, they might be able to help you. I know they produced S-57 off of existing maps for a project I've been involved in a few years back.
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I'm a complete rookie with nautical charts... a project manager ask me if we could convert bathymetric maps into S-57... Maybe she didn't know as well that S-57 was a vector format...

She didn't tell me much :S

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If she wants a raster files that opens in nautical navigation software, then ask her if she meant BSB. That's much easier.

As Hans said, you really need to know the data model and it is not a little job - even if you knew the format inside out, it's at least a couple of months job to digitize/attribute/validate!


I'm a complete rookie with nautical charts... a project manager ask me if we could convert bathymetric maps into S-57... Maybe she didn't know as well that S-57 was a vector format...

She didn't tell me much :S


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HI,

I can help you in conversion of existing data to s-57.
Please let me know the source of bathy inputs.Then I can suggest you the process flow.

I am producing marine navigational charts since eight years both in digital data sets as well as data conversion for paper chars with combination of aerial photographs.

I am glad if I can use full for you.

Best Regards,
Prabhakar.B

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HI,

I can help you in conversion of existing data to s-57.
Please let me know the source of bathy inputs.Then I can suggest you the process flow.

I am producing marine navigational charts since eight years both in digital data sets as well as data conversion for paper chars with combination of aerial photographs.

I am glad if I can use full for you.

Best Regards,
Prabhakar.B


Thanks! It's been taken out of my hands because they had more urgent things to do... I have absolutely no idea what they'll want to do next with it...

Thanks everybody!




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