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IHO S-57 Files

Synopsis

  • Also known as S57. The IHO S-57 format is a vector interchange format used for maritime charts.

  • Developed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). For more information about the IHO see http://www.iho.shom.fr/.

File listing

Individual S57 data files have an extension of *.000; for example, US1BS02M.000.

Data access/connection method

  • S57 access in MapServer occurs through OGR; CONNECTIONTYPE OGR must be used.

  • Specify a full path or a relative path from the SHAPEPATH to the .000 file for the CONNECTION.

  • The CONNECTION must also include a layer number (as per the layer number from ogrinfo, but minus one).


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