Download Update CNE
Chilean ENCs (or cells), must be named, as a rule, with eight characters according to the following detail:
CL: International code of ENC producer.
1: Overview or planning
2: General or oceanic
4: Of approximation
5: Of port
6: Of mooring
Abbreviations correspond to:TR: Quartern of Tarapacá
AN: Quartern of Antofagasta
AT: Quartern of Atacama
CO: Quartern of Coquimbo
VA: Quartern of Valparaíso
BB: Quartern of Bío-Bío
LL: Quartern of Los Lagos
AI: Quartern of Aysén
MA: Quartern of Magallanes
015: Complementary number for cell name.
The Electronic Nautical Chart (ENC) is a standardized database in its structure, content and format (S-57 of IHO), made or authorized by a governmental hydrographic office associated to IHO. ENC must contain all the information of a traditional nautical chart needed for safe navigation, and also must be complemented with additional information obtained from Sailing Directions, List of Lights, Radio aids and all the necessary in order to offer greater safety to navigation.
Sale of Electronic Nautical Cartography is made using encrypted cells, according to "IHO Data Protection Scheme" S-63 standard, oriented to data protection contained within an ENC. for this reason is necessary to have an ENC (ECDIS or ECS) navigation system that will enable electronic cartography protected by IHO S-63 standard to be displayed. As a sale requirement, the client must properly identify the navigation system to be used, for the purpose of providing the corresponding user permits and update for one year period.
Cell updates are made known through the Bulletin of Notices to Mariners and are available on SHOA webpage for free download by users (http://www.shoa.cl/en/our-services/electronic-nautical-charts-enc). ENC distribution system is by "sale unit", consisting of units of one or more cells with an identification code. The sale units price has been set in US$24, or in national currency $14.000. These may be purchased through www.shoa.cl web site, electronic commerce section; by e-mail or through its network of consignors available in the country.