Populating the SCAMIN attribute

The SCAMIN tool may require configuration prior to use. The SCAMIN XML file defines the set of rules used by the SCAMIN tool. These rules indicate what SCAMIN value should be encoded on each S-57 feature in the Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) or Additional Military Layers (AML) databases. If no rule is defined for a specific S-57 object, then no action takes place.

The SCAMIN tool populates the SCAMIN attribute on features based on a configurable XML file. SCAMIN is only populated on the product instance (production database), not the NIS database.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Editing.
  3. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Nautical S-57.
  4. Click the Production Start Editing button Production Start Editing on the Production Editing toolbar.

    The Manage Features and Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes windows automatically appear when you start an edit session using the Production Start Editing tool.


    If the Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes window does not appear when you start an edit session, click the Show/Hide Attributes button Show/Hide Attributes on the Manage Features window.

  5. Click the SCAMIN button SCAMIN on the Nautical S-57 toolbar.

    A progress bar appears. When the process is complete, you are asked if you want to view the log file.

  6. Choose an option:
    • Yes—If you want to view the log file
    • No—If you don't want to view the log files

    This log file contains records of which features were modified and reports any issues the SCAMIN tool encountered.

    Example: When a feature is not split as it crosses the main ENC cell into a MetaDataA (M_CSCL) feature or if a feature falls exactly on the MetaDataA boundary, then the feature is written to the log file.

    Example log entry

    Cell Name: US5XXXXM
    Feature Class Name: AidsToNavigationP
    NOID: {E6C117B8-5B6A-436A-B19B-E162E7137C8C}
    Original SCAMIN value: 90000
    Updated SCAMIN value: 100000
    System Time duration: 00:00:-02
    SCAMIN updated successfully.


    The location of the log files generated by the tool is different depending on your operating system:

    • On Windows XP, log files are written to <Installation location>\Documents and Settings\<User Login>\Application Data\ESRI\Production10.0\Nautical\LogFiles\SCAMIN.
    • On Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008, log files are written to <Installation location>\Users\<UserLogin>\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Production10.0\NAUTICAL\LogFiles\SCAMIN.
    If the location doesn't exist, the tool creates the space for it. The log file is saved in XML format.

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