If you are going to implement ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting, there are a few geodatabase storage options.
- File geodatabases—Stored as folders in a file system. Each dataset is held as a file that can scale up to 1 TB in size. The file geodatabase is recommended over personal geodatabases.
- Personal geodatabases—All datasets are stored within a Microsoft Access data file, which is limited in size to 2 GB.
- Enterprise geodatabases—Also known as multiuser geodatabases, these are stored in a relational database. Maritime Charting supports either SQL Server Enterprise or Oracle 11g for geodatabase storage.
Nautical Information System (NIS)
S4 paper chart production database
DNC production database
Esri personal geodatabase
IENC and ENC products don't need a production database; they can be exported directly from the NIS database. See steps for setting up the NIS database in one of the following enterprise geodatabases.