IHO Test Data Sets for ECDIS
The Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) is a navigation aid defined by the IMO in Resolution A.817 (19). ECDIS systems must conform to relevant IHO and IEC standards. The IHO standards S-57 and S-52 define the data exchange and chart presentation elements for ECDIS respectively. The IHO standard S-63 covers the data protection scheme and is also reflected in the IHO S-64. In order to test that systems meet the requirements defined in IHO standards a test dataset for ECDIS and published as S-64.
More recently the IHO Transfer Standard Maintenance and Applications
Development (TSMAD) working group has developed a comprehensively expanded edition 3.0.0 which integrates the tests for ENC into a single instruction manual with a revised structure.
This ensures that ECDIS manufacturers and type approval bodies have a comprehensive set of tests and associated data which reflect the latest IHO S-57 and S-52 standards. IEC 61174
as the Performance Standard for ECDIS therefore references S-64 and requires that all mandatory tests be completed. This departs from the previous structure where S-64 followed IEC
The RNC Test Data Sets cover both HCRF and BSB raster chart formats and contain embedded instructions as readme files.
|To provide feedback or comments on the content of S-64 please email the Secretary of TSMAD firstname.lastname@example.org|