S-57 Composer can display a wide range of spatial data formats:
Import selected features from vector backdrop files or grab geometries as needed.
Vectorize lines or areas from raster backdrops.
Use custom-built scripts to import features from formatted text files or from a database using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).
Facilitates data integration with existing digital field survey data, as well as with other CARIS software products. Load CARIS Standalone HOB files - which can be produced from data in many CARIS software products, e.g. CARIS HIPS, HPD, BDB, Notebook.
Organize and manage data by creating layers or selections based on filters for features, attributes, geometries or FOIDS. A filter wizard is available for more complex combinations.
Save Session files of the current product data including zoomed views, display settings and backdrop files for future work.
Use the Create Product Wizard to define the parameters of your product. Choose from a menu of all available S-57 products (ENC, IENC, AML) to start. Customized products can be easily added by the user and CARIS will release updates containing new products specifications as they are released (Marine Information Overlays, Digital Survey Sheets etc).
Add new point, line and area features easily with tools for multiple feature creation and attribute definition.
Utilize advanced feature creation and editing tools for creating complex area or line features and for modifying existing data.
Easily create Sounding Groups, Collection Objects, Master-Slaves and DEPARE lines with automated tools.
Use the Clip and Copy tool with a template polygon to "cookie cut" data.
Full support for S-57 Lexical Level 2 national language attributes.
Create feature templates to define an object class, attributes, and spatial type.
Then reuse the feature templates for efficiency in digitizing.
View the data using the S-52 electronic chart presentation standards.
Use a wide range of filter options available to control the display of features.
Apply transparency levels while editing, updating or validating data.
Reopen a product if further editing is required and re-export the S-57 edition, or create new editions of an S-57 product after changes have been applied.
S-57 Composer automatically exports to a new Exchange Set or updates an existing set. This packages the S-57 data sets and creates or updates the catalogue file.
Use the Create Product Wizard to define the parameters of your product. Choose from a menu of all available S-100 products (S-101, S-121, S-411) to start. Customized products can be easily added by the user and CARIS will release updates containing new S-100 product specifications as they are released.
The same data creation, editing and display tools are available for S-100 production as for S-57. The attribute grid has been enhanced for display and editing of Complex and Multiplicity attributes.
View the data using the draft S-101 electronic chart presentation standards. S-100 presentation options will be expanded as specifications and portrayal sets are released.
CARIS' knowledge of formats conversions has been leveraged to create S-57 and DNC to S-101 mappings included as part of the S-100 production solution.
S-57 Composer automatically exports to the correct format for the product (ISO/IC8211 or S-100 GML).
With the optional VPF Production license, you can use the Create Product Wizard to define the parameters of your product. Choose from a menu of all available VPF products (DNC, AML CLB, TOD) to start. Customized products can be added by the user and CARIS will release updates containing new products specifications as they are released.
The same data creation, editing and display tools are available for VPF production as for S-57. In addition VPF specific tools have been added for tasks like semi-automated LIBREF creation, integration with external Validation or addition on new data.
CARIS' deep experience with conversion between ENC and DNC and other formats has been included in S-57 Composer. Users may select from the multiple default conversions available, or easily add and customize their own.
S-57 Composer automatically exports to a new VPF Database or updates an existing one. All export tasks are performed without user intervention, and third-party VPF validation software reports can be loaded for data error correction as needed.
Run Validation checks to report geometries and attributes that do not comply with the pertinent S-57 Product Specifications. Test against the IHO S-58 specification and user customizable tests.
Utilize advanced editing tools to repair these features prior to product creation.
View electronic chart objects using the S-52 electronic chart presentation standards.
Consistent with the IHO S-57 data model and contains S-58 based validation checks.