PortSide is a software that creates and edits data in S57 format. Developed in java, PortSide implements the « Chain-Node » topological model as operated in S57.
PortSide also exports data in XML in order to produce an ASCII file equivalent of the S57 file. This XML model has an obvious teaching interest to better understand the S57. That XML file can even be read by PortSide to reload the data.
PortSide allows to choose its product’s specification: ENC, IENC, AML.
PortSide reads point, line and polygon files in shape format in order to integrate existing topographic data.
PortSide allows to overlay web coverages of satellite images, as well as the most accurate IGN orthophoto coverage (requires a subscription to the IGN WMS).