S-52 FAQ's

S-52 Frequently Asked Questions

These frequently asked questions (FAQ) address issues that relate to the S-52 standard and the portrayal of colours and symbols in ECDIS.

What is S-52?
S-52 provides specifications and guidance regarding the issuing and updating of Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), and their display in ECDIS. This IHO Publication was developed in conjunction with the IMO Performance Standards for Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).

Who mainains the S-52 Standard?
The S-52 Standard and its associated, Presentation Library, Chart 1 ant other documents are maintained by the ENC Working Group (ENCWG).


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