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 S-4

Regulations for International (INT) Charts and Chart Specifications of the IHO (English: Edition 4.9.0, March 2021 - Publication date: April 2021)
Reglamento de la OHI para cartas internacionales y especificaciones cartográficas de la OHI (Español: Edición 4.8.0, Octubre del 2018 - Fecha de publicación: Octubre del 2018)

 English

 

 Español

 S-4

Associated Documents  (INT 1, INT 2, INT 3):

 

 

INT 1 Symbols and Abbreviations used on Paper Charts (current English version, Edition 8, 2020)

(UKHO Terms of Use, Conditions of Release and Disclaimer - See also Other Publications)

 English
 

 

INT 1 Símbolos, Abreviaturas y Términos Utilizados en las Cartas, (versión española, Edición 6, 2018)

 Español
 

 

INT 2 Borders, Graduation,Grids and Linear Scales (Edition 4, 2007)
 
INT2 Marcos, Graduación, Retículos y Escalas Gráficas (Edición 4, 2007)

 Eng/Esp

 

INT 3 Use of Symbols and Abbreviations (Edition 5, 2011)

 English
 

 

For further information on emerging or changing requirements for nautical charts, please consult the – Nautical Cartography Bulletins

 

 S-5A

Standards of Competence for Category "A" Hydrographic Surveyors (Edition 1.0.2, June 2018)

 English

 S-5B

Standards of Competence for Category "B" Hydrographic Surveyors (Edition 1.0.1, June 2017)

 English

 S-8A

Standards of Competence for Category "A" Nautical Cartographers (Edition 1.0.1, June 2018)

 English

 S-8B

Standards of Competence for Category "B" Nautical Cartographers (Edition 1.0.0, September 2017)

 English


 

Companion documents :

a) Guidelines for the Implementation of the Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (Edition 2.1.2, July 2021)

b) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (Edition 1.0.0, March 2020)

Please visit this page for templates and additional information on Education and Programme Recognition

 

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English

 S-11

Guidance for the Preparation and Maintenance of International (INT) Chart and ENC Schemes and Catalogue of International (INT) Charts
Part A - Guidance for the Preparation and Maintenance of International (INT) Chart and ENC Schemes (Edition 3.1.0, February 2018 - Publication date: February 2018)

 

 English

 

Part B - INTernational Chart Web Catalogue, Associated Webservices and User Manuals

 Link

 S-12

Standardization of List of Lights and Fog Signals (June 2004 - Corrections to June 2006)

 English

 S-23  

 Limits of Oceans and Seas (1953).  Sheet maps 1, 2 and 3

 English


 

S-23 Component Documents :

Please note: This document, and higher resolution sheet maps, are also available from the IHO, on CD ROM.

 

 S-32  

 Hydrographic Dictionary

 Diccionario Hidrográfico

 水文

 Kamus Hidrografi

 Link

 S-32 App 1

Hydrographic Dictionary - Glossary of ECDIS Related Terms - Inserted in the WIKI versionI
 
Diccionario Hidrográfico - Glosario de Términos relativos al ECDIS

 English


 Español

 S-44

 IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys (Edition 6.0.0, September 2020)


 

Normas de la OHI para los Levantamientos Hidrográficos (Edición 5, Febrero del 2008)
 Especificações da OHI para Levantamentos Hidrográficos (Edição 5, Fevereiro de 2008)

 * The Chinese translation of S-44 - IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys, is kindly provided by the China Maritime Safety Administration.

 English

 Chinese *


 Español
 Português

 S-49

 Standardization of Mariners' Routeing Guides (Edition 2.1.0, September 2020)

 English

 S-52

 See Note 2

Specifications for Chart Content and Display Aspects of ECDIS (Edition 6.1(.1), October 2014 - with Clarifications up to June 2015)

 Annex A to S-52 - IHO ECDIS Presentation Library   (Edition 4.0(.3), October 2014 - with Clarifications up to December 2020)

 English

 


 

 S-52 Component Documents:

  • Annex A, Addendum - Symbol Library for Use on ECDIS (with clarifications up to December 2020) - English
  • Appendix 1 - Guidance on Updating the Electronic Navigational Chart (Edition 4.0.0, April 2012) - English

 

 S-53

Joint IMO/IHO/WMO Manual on Maritime Safety Information (January 2016)

 Manual conjunto OMI/OHI/OMM relativo a la Información sobre Seguridad Maritima (2016)

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Appendix 1 List of NAVAREA and Sub-Area Coordinators- Operational points of contact (see COMSAR Circ 58)

 English

 Español

 


 English

 S-57

IHO Transfer Standard for Digital Hydrographic Data (Edition 3.1.0, November 2000) - Main Document

 English


 

 S-57 Component Documents:

  • Appendix A, Chapter 1 - Object Catalogue - English
  • Appendix A, Chapter 2 - Attribute Catalogue - English
  • Appendix A, Annex A - Data Producer Codes - Deleted (replaced with S-62)
  • Appendix A, Annex B - Attributes/Object Classes Cross Reference English
  • Appendix B.1 - ENC Product Specification - English
  • Appendix B.1, Annex A - Use of the Object Catalogue for ENC - UOC (Ed. 4.2.0 April 2020) - English
  • Appendix B.1, Annex B - Examples of CRC Coding - English
  • Appendix B.1, Annex C - Recommended ENC Validation Checks - Deleted (replaced with S-58)
  • Appendix B.1, Annex D - INT1 to S-57 Cross Reference - English
  • Appendix B.2 - IHO Object Catalogue Data Dictionary Product Specification - English
  • Cumulative Maintenance Document No 8  (March 2002) - List of Clarifications, Corrections and Extensions for S-57 publications - English
  • S-57 Supplement No 3 to Edition 3.1 (June 2014 - incorporates the former Supplement No 2) - English
  • For further information on data encoding, please consult the FAQs and Encoding Bulletins

 NOTE: The IHO standard S-57 contains the outdated terms, Master and Slave. These terms were widely use within computing when the standard was first published. However, the IHO have recognised these terms are no longer acceptable, and all future IHO standards will no longer reference them. For backwards compatibility and to avoid any unintended consequences the IHO will not update the current edition of S-57 to modify any of the language used.

 

 S-58

 ENC Validation Checks (Edition 6.1.0, September 2018)

 NOTE: The IHO standard S-58 contains the outdated terms, Master and Slave. These terms were widely use within computing when the standard was first published. However, the IHO have recognised these terms are no longer acceptable, and all future IHO standards will no longer reference them. For backwards compatibility and to avoid any unintended consequences the IHO will not update the current edition of S-58 to modify any of the language used.

 S-58 Associated References:

 English

 S-60

 User´s Handbook on Datum Transformations involving WGS 84 (July 2003 - Last correction August 2008)

 English

 S-61  

 Product Specification for Raster Navigational Charts (RNC) (January 1999)

 English

 S-62

 List of IHO Data Producer Codes (current edition)

 

 

 Cumulative list of changes to S-62 (last change 13 July)

English - PDF

Database Link

English

 S-63

 See Note 4

 IHO Data Protection Scheme (Edition 1.2.1, March 2020)

 English


 

 S-63 / S-100 Security Scheme documents (listed below) are available from the Security Scheme Page.

These documents include:

  • Annex A - Data Server Certificate Request Procedure (Data Server Agreement and Data Server Request Form)
  • Annex B - Manufacturer Information Request Procedure (OEM Agreement and OEM Request Form)
  • Appendix 1 - Test Data Set
  • Test definitions and scripts
  • S-63 Scheme Administrator Certificate
  • ENC Signature Service - User Manual
  • S-63 Guidance Notes

LINK

 S-64

 See Note 2

 IHO Test Data Sets for ECDIS (Edition 3.0(.3), December 2020)

 English

 S-65

 ENCs: Production, Maintenance and Distribution Guidance (Edition 2.1.0, May 2017)
 
ENCs : Guía de Producción, Mantenimiento y Distribución (Edición 2.1.0, Mayo 2017)

 English

 Español

 S-65 Annex A

 High Density (HD) ENC Production and Maintenance Guidance (Edition 1.0.0, January 2020)

 English

 S-66

 Facts about Electronic Charts and Carriage Requirements (Edition 1.1.0, January 2018)

 English

 Japanese

 

 Related IMO Circulars:

  • IMO MSC.1/Circ.1503 (as amended): ECDIS – Guidance for Good Practice - English    Japanese
  • IMO STCW.7/Circ.24 (as amended): INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED - Guidance for Parties, Administrations, port State control authorities, recognized organizations and other relevant parties on the requirements of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended - English    Japanese
  • IMO SN.1/Circ.213: Guidance on Chart Datums and the Accuracy of Positions on Charts - English    Japanese
  • IMO SN.1/Circ.255: Additional Guidance on Chart Datums and the Accuracy of Positions on Charts - English    Japanese

 Japanese translation of S-66 and associated IMO Circulars is provided courtesy of the Japan Hydrographic Association (JHA).

 

 S-67

 Mariners’ Guide to Accuracy of Depth Information in Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) (Edition 1.0.0, September 2020)

 English

 S-97

 IHO Guidelines for Creating S-100 Product Specifications (Edition 1.1.0, June 2020)

 Link

 S-99

 Operational Procedures for the Organization and Management of the S-100 Geospatial Information Registry (Edition 1.1.0, November 2012)

 English

 S-100

 IHO Universal Hydrographic Data Model (Edition 4.0.0, December 2018)

 S-100 Portal

 Please note: the S-100 (Part 15) Security Scheme applications document for OEMs and Data Servers are available from the Data Protection Scheme

 S-100 based Product Specifications may be based on a previous Edition of S-100. For reference, previous Editions of S-100 are available here:

  • IHO Universal Hydrographic Data Model (Edition 1.0.0, January 2010) - English
  • IHO Universal Hydrographic Data Model (Edition 2.0.0, June 2015)      - English
  • IHO Universal Hydrographic Data Model (Edition 3.0.0, April 2017)       - English

 English

 Link

 Link

 IHO Registry

 IHO Geospatial Information (GI) Registry

 The IHO GI Registry is an online resource that comprises several Registers which contain organised lists of hydrographic related information

 Link

 IHO S-100 based Product Specifications (S-1XX):

 S-101

 ENC Product Specification (Edition 1.0.0, December 2018)

 Link

 S-102

 Bathymetric Surface Product Specification (Edition 2.0.0, October 2019)

 Link

 S-111

 Surface Currents Product Specification (Edition 1.0.0, December 2018)

 Link

 S-121

 Maritime Limits and Boundaries Product Specification (Edition 1.0.0, October 2019)

 Link

 S-122

 Marine Protected Areas (Edition 1.0.0, January 2019)

 Link

 S-123

 Marine Radio Services (Edition 1.0.0, January 2019)

 Link

 S-127

 Marine Traffic Management (Edition 1.0.0, December 2018)

 Link

 S-129

 Under Keel Clearance Management (Edition 1.0.0, June 2019)

 Link

 

 A complete list of all S-100 based Product Specifications, including Product Specifications in development and published, is maintained here

 Please note: S-101, S-111, S-121 and S-129 Edition 1.0.0 Product Specifications are released for implementation and testing purposes only






 


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