Official Electronic Navigational Charts – ENCs – are vector-based electronic charts, designed to meet the relevant chart-carriage requirements of the IMO Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) convention. During installation into the ECDIS system, ENC files are converted to the SENC (System Electronic Navigational Chart) data with similar contents.
ENCs are produced by Governmental Hydrographic offices of individual nations; each Hydrographic Office is responsible for production and updating of ENCs for its territory.
The provision of a timely, reliable, worldwide and uniform ENC data distribution service is a major organizational challenge; thus the IHO developed the WEND (World-wide ENC Database) concept to meet these requirements.
WEND includes a conceptual arrangement that describes a network of Regional Electronic Chart Co-ordinating Centers (RENCs). RENCs act as a wholesale outlet for ENCs. The ENC data are then delivered to users through a network of data service providers.
ChartWorld is a qualified ENC Service provider, delivering ENC data on behalf of the RENCs and Hydrographic Offices. ChartWorld holds the following certifications and approvals, related to ENC distribution:
The following value-added ENC services and distribution channels are available from ChartWorld.
Our ChartWorld team of experts are here to review every request your vessel makes. This will save you considerable time in the office, on the final review; this is because we can assist the crew to ensure all necessary ENCs are provided for the next voyage. Visual and email confirmation are provided for full visibility regarding our value-added service.
ChartWorld charts are the perfect charts for vessels in coastal navigation and pleasure crafts. They are vector nautical charts derived by ChartWorld from S-57 data produced and licensed to us by national HOs for non-SOLAS applications only. ChartWorld digital charts include data from the following HOs: Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the USA. Other countries are being regularly added to the service.
ChartWorld digital charts are regularly updated but not maintained fully in accordance with SOLAS requirements and must not be used as a replacement for up-to-date and authorized official nautical charts or ENCs.
ChartWorld offers ChartWorld digital charts in unencrypted S-57 (where allowed), encrypted S-63 and in encrypted directENC (SevenCs SENC) format.
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PROFESSIONAL+ Worldwide Vector Chart Database
i4 Insight's vector charts for commercial navigation
Professional+ is a worldwide vector chart database for use on navigation systems such as ECS and ECDIS.
Professional+ is a global vector chart database that navigators have benefited from for years in the ECDIS and ECS systems. The chart sources are based on official charts (both paper charts and digital charts). The charts, produced by i4 Insight, should only be used as a navigational aid. This data however, facilitates the full functionality of an ECDIS, and is an excellent training choice for navigators before switching from paper to ENC.
ChartWorld offers Professional+ digital charts in S-57 format, encrypted according to IHO S-63 standard.