Support for the S-100 data model including new object types and complex attributes is now available in S-57 Composer through the new S-100 module. Interoperability between S-57 and S-100 is provided by user-customizable mapping files that can automatically convert features between S-57 and S-100 product data models. S-100 datasets, including S-101 datasets, can be created, updated and exported to create S-100 Exchange Sets, including S-101 ENC Exchange Sets.
IHO S-58 Edition 6.1 Validation
Validation tools for S-57 ENC Production have been upgraded to support the latest IHO S-58 Edition 6.1.0 ENC Validation Standard (Sept 2018). This allows producers to be assured that their ENC products pass the new Minimum ENC Validation Checks directly increasing the confidence, reliability and consistency that mariners can place in these products.
Bathymetry Processing Tools
BASE Editor's industry leading bathymetry compilation toolkit is now accessible from within S-57 Composer. New optional add-on licensed modules for BDB Server Connection and Bathymetry Compilation provide users with access to features and coverages stored in a BDB Server database as well as a subset of tools from BASE Editor to support vector bathymetric feature compilation. It includes the ability to generate and process safe side contours, perform sounding selections, smooth bands and more.
Managing Temporary Features
New functionality has been added to support temporary and preliminary Notices to Mariner-type changes in ENC production. These features support changes such as temporarily repositioning a navigation buoy, or cases when a light is temporarily extinguished. Any ENC product created and exported within these dates will show the feature with its temporarily updated information.
New Licensing Technology
S-57 Composer is incorporating new licensing technology. This upgraded licensing is softkey based, so no physical dongles are required; a license Entitlement will be created for software activation.
Key benefits of this new technology include:
Convenient and easy softkey activation
The elimination of physical hardware removes the possibility of damage or loss
No more need of a separate licensing tool
Faster software purchase and setup
Improved license usage transparency for network license users
For more information about the new licensing technology and how it will affect your organization contact Customer Services, or visit License FAQ.