USB key dongle is not (yet) available for the S-63 plug-in. This is not so critical as the number of installs can be more permissive in case of S-63
For the South Pacific
we identified the following chart editors for the (officia)l ENCs:
- AHS for PNG and Solomons
- UKHO for Vanuatu
, Fiji, Kiribati)
- SHOM (New Caledonia and French Polynesia)
- LINZ (Tonga ,Samoa, Cook)
The Australian charts are part of the oeSENC package, UKHO we can cover with the existing licenses, SHOM is expensive (aprox. 7.000€ each three years) and LINZ will provide the NZ part in the S-63 format for free from the end of this year on. We don't know if this will be extended to the other countries under LINZ coverage.
We would like to get feedback about the AHS charts - geo-referencing, overall precision and (missing) detail.
It seems that SHOM has made some efort in the last years to get the ENCs right.
LINZ has a multi year project
to get geo-referencing right.
UKHO states in the explaining texts for their charts that they don't guarantee anything for those charts (more or less..). Plus the coverage in the case of UKHO is limited. Some charts missing when compared to the official S-63 sets.
That's the "stand of the art" and we might add some oeSENC chart sets after the European summer season. Step-by-step...