Attribute: Symbol Instructions

NEW in S-57 Edition 3.1.1

Acronym: SYMINS

Code: 192

Attribute type: S


This specifies the S-52 Presentation Library symbol instruction to be adopted in ECDIS for the new object class (as specified in the S-52 Symbol Library - Addendum to S-52 Presentation Library).


The string for the attribute SYMINS must be approved by CSMWG and TSMAD before use.

Point, simple and complex lines, area or text symbol instructions may be specified. If SYMINS is not populated, a default symbol is provided.

Symbol instructions are explained in the Presentation Library Users’ Manual, Part A, sections 3.3 and 7 "DESCRIPTION OF THE SYMBOLOGY INSTRUCTIONS".

Note that the separator between two instructions is the character ';' (semi-colon).