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All Mariners must familiarise themselves with the function in their ECDIS that will display the edition number of the IHO Presentation Library as this varies across ECDIS manufactures.
This function will be required when Port State Control officers want evidence that the ECDIS is up-to-date to the latest IHO standards. Circ.1503: ‘Additionally, ECDIS software should be kept up to date such that it is capable of displaying up-to-date electronic charts correctly according to the latest version of IHO's chart content and display standards’.
Usually you can easily find it via so called “PIC report” enquiring ENC cell information.
Let’s see how it’s done by example of two different systems.
To address the display anomalies and improve the ECDIS user experience the IHO issued S-52 Presentation Library edition 4.0 in September 2014.
This is the IHO recommended method for checking that the ECDIS system can display symbols correctly.
There is no intention for the IHO to issue a check data set for IHO Presentation 4.0.
Any anomalies in the display, shall be reported to the ECDIS provider and the IHO at [email protected]
More details can be found at int Viewing ECDIS Chart 1, “Information about chart display (A, B)” within the ECDIS will only display the new symbols if the IHO Presentation Library edition 4.0 is installed. position is 15°07.0’N 005°06.5’W) display the date dependent magenta ‘d’ symbol when the ECDIS date range is set between and .