Eye4Software Hydromagic

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Loading IHO S-57 ENC's

S-57 is a standard for electronic nautical charts defined by the IHO (International Hydrographic Organization). S-57 is used for most official hydrographic charts around. Hydromagic supports both unencrypted and encrypted (S-63) charts. It is a vector format which contains features (lines, areas and points) and attributes like depth, symbol, lights etc.


S-57 charts

S-57 charts are available online (for free) for the following countries:

A more detailed list of sources for S-57 data can be found on our website: http://www.eye4software.com/hydromagic/documentation/download-s-57-encs/.
For other countries, data can only be purchased in S-63 format. For more information on S-63, please refer to the next chapter.


Loading S-57 charts

IHO S-57 charts can be load into Hydromagic by right clicking "Maps" in the Project View,
and selecting the "Import Map..." option as shown in the image below.

The file extension for both S-57 and S-63 charts is ".000".
The software will auto-detect whether the selected chart is encrypted (S-63) or not.

Import maps menu


Loading S-57 charts (video tutorial)