GLOSSARY: Terms and Definitions

CARIS Training


The full course contains an extensive glossary of common terms used in the ENC Production with CARIS S-57 Composer training course.

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CARIS is the world leader in the development, marketing, support and training of spatial information software solutions offering the marine community a complete, streamlined solution from the initial new hydrographic data processing through to chart production and subsequent distribution of chart products and marine information. CARIS website - click here.

CARIS S-57 Composer

CARIS S-57 Composer is a next-generation desktop software program for creating and updating electronic chart datasets, including S-57 products such as Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), Additional Military Layers (AML) and Inland ENC (IENC), and VPF (Vector Product Format) Digital Nautical Charts (DNC). Product website - click here.