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ArcGIS for Maritime Community

The ArcGIS for Maritime Community includes blog posts and other technical resources to help you succeed.

System Requirements

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

Common Questions

Do I need to purchase other Esri software to run ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting?

ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting includes several sub-components: Esri Production Mapping, ArcGIS Data Reviewer, ArcGIS Workflow Manager and Task Assistant Manager.

In order to use the extension, you need to already have a license of ArcGIS Desktop. Depending on the license level you have for ArcGIS Desktop, some ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting workflows may be limited:

  • With a Basic or Standard license level of ArcGIS Desktop, workflows are limited to validation, import/export and reuse of unencrypted ENC data.
  • All capabilities are available for the Advanced license level of ArcGIS Desktop

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).

Can I use ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting with other ArcGIS extensions?

Yes, ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting integrates seamlessly with other ArcGIS Desktop extensions.

Does ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting support S-101?

The S-101 standard is still in the approval stages by the International Hydrographic Organization (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.