Esri S-57 Viewer

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Does the Esri S-57 Viewer support S-63?
No, S-63 is not supported due to IHO regulations. You can get additional information from IHO by contacting them via e-mail
Can you publish S-57 cells to ArcGIS for Server?
Yes but only using ArcGIS for Server 9.3.1 and 10.0. If you have ArcGIS for Server 10.1 or greater and need to publish S-57 cells using ArcGIS for Server, please e-mail
Does the Esri S-57 Viewer provide support for Linux?
Yes. Please e-mail for additional information regarding Linux support.
How do I get additional support for the Esri S-57 Viewer
Read the Esri S-57 Viewer Install and User Guide for additional information on installation steps and key features. This document is contained in the Esri S-57 Viewer zip file you download from this site. While technical support is not available for free add-ons, you can send questions, suggest enhancements, and report any issues to
What version of the presentation library is supported?
Edition 3.2 of the S-52 specification is supported.
Can users expand the objects and attributes that the Esri S-57 Viewer can read and display?
Yes, there are control files that can be extended to accommodate custom fields. For additional information e-mail
Are S-57 update files supported?
Yes, the Esri S-57 Viewer can apply update files to the base cell when loading the S-57 dataset.
What are the known limitations of the Esri S-57 Viewer?
S-52 is the ENC Presentation Library and is not meant to display AML, IENC, or MIO data. The only data that will be displayed with S-52 is the data that also exists in ENC. That is to say, if your AML object (WRECK) is also supported in the ENC product specification then it should display the same way with S-52. If the AML object is not supported in ENC then it will default to an unknown symbol. S-52 is extensible so any AML objects that do not display can be added to the presentation library. S-52 is fully documented and explains how to do this.