Updated ENC Designer from SevenCs
SevenCs has announced the launch of ENC Designer 4.6.2, created in line with
new IHO validation checks for ENCs.
The IHO is introducing a mandatory minimum check standard for ENCs, with
the purpose of exposing errors that would make ENCs unusable in ECDIS.
SevenCs says the latest version of its ENC Designer software comes with
“improved functionality” that will highlight new validation categories to be outlined
by the IHO S-58 5.0.0 standard.
Different font colours will reflect the severity level of the validation log messages, with
red a critical warning, brick red an error, and blue representing a standard warning.
The German developer says that SevenCs and L-3 Oceania ENC validation
tools are already fully compliant with the new IHO S-58 standard.
SevenCs has also announced that it has successfully incorporated the latest draft
AML (Additional Military Layers) Portrayal Specification into its most recent
releases of ENC Designer and SeeMyENC. Developed primarily for military use,
AML is a NATO standard that overlays additional information to ENCs, aiding
AML 3.0 sample data was made available to developers by the UKHO in
August 2014, to test its compatibility with existing products.
SevenCs said: “We are glad to be able to provide tools that can be used by organisations
that want to make a proper assessment of the proposed AML presentation in
order to provide comments or feedbac k to UKHO. This will allow realistic testing of
the specification using actual AML data.”