Validating S-57 relationships

There are specific relationship types in S-57 that can only consist of certain features; this check ensures that these features are part of the relationship record.

The S57 Relationship check validates all the applicable S-57 object relationships for aggregations, associations, and master-slave types. The information regarding hierarchical and collection relationships for the ENC and AML products was derived from the S-57 Appendix B.1 Annex A—Use of the Object Catalog.


This check is not currently supported in the NIS.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Data Reviewer.
  3. Click the Select Data Check drop-down arrow on the Data Reviewer toolbar, click the plus sign (+) next to Nautical Checks, then click S57 Relationship Check.

    The S57 Relationship Check Properties dialog box appears.

    S-57 Relationship Check Properties dialog box
  4. Click the Workspace drop-down arrow and choose the workspace on which you want to run the check.
  5. If necessary, type descriptive text for the check results in the Notes text box in the Reviewer Remarks area.
  6. If necessary, click the Severity drop-down arrow and choose a value that indicates the priority of the check's results in the Reviewer Remarks area.

    The severity indicates the importance of the check result. The values range from 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest priority and 5 being the lowest.

  7. Check the check boxes next to the relationship types on which you want to run the check.

    Example of S57 Relationship Check Properties dialog box inputs:

    S-57 Relationship Check Properties dialog box with inputs
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click the Run Data Check button Run Data Check on the Data Reviewer toolbar.

    The Features to Validate dialog box appears.

    Features to Validate
  10. Choose Full Database in the Features to Validate area.
  11. Click OK.

    The check is run on the extent specified on the Features to Validate dialog box.

    When the check finishes, a check results dialog box appears.

  12. Do one of the following:
    • If you want to browse the results in the Browse Features window, choose the Browse Results option.
    • If you have started a Reviewer session and want to record the results in the Reviewer table, choose the Write to Reviewer Table option.
  13. Click OK.

Depending on what you chose in the check results dialog box, the Browse Features window appears with the check results selected in the map, or a message appears that states the results have been written to the Reviewer table. In the Reviewer table the reason for error is found in the RevStatus column.