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ArcGIS for Maritime Community

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System Requirements

The ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting solution requires ArcGIS Desktop. Refer to the System Requirements for additional requirements.

Common Questions

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Do I need to purchase other Esri software to run ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting?
If you already have ArcGIS Desktop Advanced, ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting is all the software you need to create charts in a non-enterprise environment. It includes several sub-components: Esri Production Mapping, ArcGIS Data Reviewer, ArcGIS Workflow Manager, and Task Assistant Manager.

If you don't have ArcGIS Desktop Advanced, you can purchase the ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting Bundle, which includes all the components mentioned above, plus ArcGIS Desktop (Advanced license level), as well as ArcGIS Spatial Analyst.
Are training courses available for ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting?
Yes. ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting training courses are offered through Esri's Learning Center. We strongly recommend that training be given to key staff who will be using these tools. Customised training is also available. Please contact for more information on training.
Can I use ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting with other ArcGIS extensions?
Yes, ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting integrates seamlessly with other ArcGIS Desktop extensions.
What databases does ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting work with?
ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting works with Oracle, SQL Server, Informix, DB2, and PostgreSQL.
Does ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting support S-101?
The S-101 standard is still in the approval stages by the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO). Esri is on the standard working committee (TSMAD) and is keenly aware of the changes that will come as a result of S-101. Please contact for more information. Esri, along with NOAA (United States), has jointly developed a prototype S-57 to S-101 converter that is open source and freely available.