ECDIS Kernel SDK, ENC Production Tools & ECS Software

SevenCs designs and develops market-leading Kernel SDKs, software tools and applications for:
  • Developing professional maritime chart display applications, 

  • Digital nautical chart production, maintenance and management, and

  • Applications such as inland navigation, portable pilot units, and naval patrol boats.

 SevenCs was founded in 1992 and is based in Hamburg, Germany. 





  • SevenCs launches ORCA Master G2

    SevenCs is proud to announce the launch of the new version of its ECS product series. ORCA Master is one of the most commonly used ECS. It is utilized by professional navigators, workboats and hydrographic offices worldwide.


    The new ORCA Master G2 has been optimized for touchscreen usability, but still supports traditional input methods with keyboard and trackball.

    Developed by professional navigators for professional navigators, ORCA Master G2 is as easy and intuitive as possible and at the same time provides a high level of automation, reducing user interaction to the minimum.

    The software was developed to meet the latest standards for ECDIS type approval, so all features required for safe and comfortable navigation at a professional level are included.


    Stephan Rekop (professional workboat operator) says: “With my ships I do not need a full-blown ECDIS, but I would like to benefit from modern technology and use official ENCs. When I saw the new ORCA Master G2 for the first time I was impressed by the ease of use and the clever features available”.


    Loading charts and permits appears to be a difficult and time-consuming exercise with most navigation systems. With ORCA Master G2 loading and updating charts just takes a single tap without having to shut down the navigation mode.

    This new product can be provided as software only, or in a package together with IEC conform hardware and type approval for OEM customers.


    Interested readers may watch the new software in action at the SevenCs’ YouTube Channel:


  • New version of SevenCs ENC Designer comes with improved usability for IHO S-58 5.0.0 ENC validation checks

    The new ENC Designer 4.6.2 has been released in November 2014. It comes with improved functionality to highlight the new validation categories that were introduced in the brand new Edition 5.0.0. of S-58.


    Like ENC Analyzer ENC Designer now uses different font colours to reflect the different severity levels  (critical – red, error – brick red, warnings – blue) of the validation log messages as depicted in the image below. This makes it easy for users to quickly identify errors that are categorized as critical.






    The IHO is in the process of introducing a mandatory minimum check standard for ENCs. The idea of the new severity schema of S-58 is to highlight such errors that would make an ENC unusable in ECDIS. Currently the IHO is waiting until producers will be able to meet the new check standard before releasing a new edition of S-58.

    We are happy to announce that SevenCs and L-3 Oceania ENC validation tools are fully compliant with the new IHO S-58 standard already and are proud that we can provide you with the appropriate tools to help you assure that your ENCs meet the minimum check standard for new and updated ENC data.

    L-3 Oceania is a leading provider of maritime systems and solutions in the surface, undersea, geospatial and network centric spheres of operation for both defence and commercial applications. L-3 Oceania promotes a sophisticated level of customer support and prides itself on its people and the pursuit of excellence in delivering complex programs for the high-technology undersea, defence and geospatial domains and is proud to be an Australia-based company.


  • ENC Designer and SeeMyENC integrate AML 3.0 draft portrayal


    The November 2014 releases of ENC Designer and SeeMyENC support the latest draft AML Portrayal Specification that was made available by UKHO.



    In August 2014 UKHO approached producers of AML production or exploitation software and provided them with the new Draft Portrayal Specification for the presentation of AML 3.0 data. The industry was invited to incorporate this specification into viewing tools.

    The screen dumps below show two examples how AML 3 data is presented in SevenCs free viewer SeeMyENC observing the new portrayal rules.

    SevenCs can confirm the technical feasibility of the specification. We are glad to be able to provide tools that can be used by organizations that want to make a proper assessment of the proposed AML presentation in order to provide comments or feedback to UKHO. This will allow realistic testing of the specification using actual AML data.