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Add ENC exchange set

Sample Viewer View Sample on GitHub

Display nautical charts per the ENC specification.

Use case

The ENC specification describes how hydrographic data should be displayed digitally.

An ENC exchange set is a catalog of data files which can be loaded as cells. The cells contain information on how symbols should be displayed in relation to one another, so as to represent information such as depth and obstacles accurately.

How it works

  1. Specify the path to a local CATALOG.031 file to create an EncExchangeSet.
  2. After loading the exchange set, get the EncDataset objects in the exchange set.
  3. Create an EncCell for each dataset. Then create an EncLayer for each cell.
  4. Add the ENC layer to a map's operational layers collection to display it.

Relevant API

  • EncCell
  • EncDataset
  • EncExchangeSet
  • EncLayer

Offline data

Read more about how to set up the sample's offline data here.

Link Local Location
Exchange Set <userhome>/ArcGIS/Runtime/Data/ENC/ExchangeSetwithoutUpdates
Hydrography <userhome>/ArcGIS/Runtime/Data/ENC/hydrography


Data, ENC, maritime, nautical chart, layers, hydrographic

Sample Code

import QtQuick 2.6
import Esri.ArcGISRuntime 100.9
import Esri.ArcGISExtras 1.1

Rectangle {
    id: rootRectangle
    clip: true
    width: 800
    height: 600

    property url dataPath: System.userHomePath + "/ArcGIS/Runtime/Data"
    property var loadedEncLayerCount: 0

    Component.onCompleted: {
        // set resource path
        EncEnvironmentSettings.resourcePath = dataPath + "/ENC/hydrography";

        // load the EncExchangeSet

    MapView {
        id: mapView
        anchors.fill: parent

        Map {
            id: map
            BasemapOceans {}

            EncExchangeSet {
                id: encExchangeSet
                paths: [dataPath + "/ENC/ExchangeSetwithoutUpdates/ENC_ROOT/CATALOG.031"]

                property var layers: []

                // connect to the load status changed signal
                onLoadStatusChanged: {
                    if (loadStatus === Enums.LoadStatusFailedToLoad) {
                        console.log("fail to load", error.message, error.additionalMessage);

                    if (loadStatus !== Enums.LoadStatusLoaded) {

                    // loop through the datasets
                    for (let i = 0; i < datasets.length; i++) {

                        // create an EncCell from each dataset
                        const encCell = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("EncCell", {
                                                                                  dataset: datasets[i]
                                                                              }, map);

                        // create an EncLayer from each cell
                        const encLayer = ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.createObject("EncLayer", {
                                                                                   cell: encCell
                                                                               }, map);

                        // connect to loadStatusChanged for each layer
                        encLayer.loadStatusChanged.connect(()=> {
                            if (encLayer.loadStatus === Enums.LoadStatusLoaded) {

                            // loop through the layers and zoom to the combined full extent
                            if (loadedEncLayerCount === datasets.length) {
                                const fullExtents = [];
                                map.operationalLayers.forEach(layer => fullExtents.push(layer.fullExtent));
                                const fullExtentOfLayers = GeometryEngine.combineExtentsOfGeometries(fullExtents);

                        // add the layer to the map