A beacon is a prominent specially constructed object forming a conspicuous mark as a fixed aid to navigation or for use in hydrographic survey. A lateral beacon is used to indicate the port or starboard hand side of the route to be followed. They are generally used for well defined channels and are used in conjunction with a conventional direction of buoyage.
S-57 Object Class: Beacon, lateral
S-57 Acronym: BCNLAT
This data was compiled for the use in the scale range 1:4,000 to 1:22,000.
THIS DATA DOES NOT REPLACE NAUTICAL CHARTS AND MUST NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.
This data is based on the S-57 data format used in Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) published and maintained by the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). Refer to the following link for information about S-57 data: http://www.linz.govt.nz/hydro/regulation/
The hydrographic data available through the LINZ Data Service is based on official Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) published by the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority.
Prior to loading onto this service, the S-57 data from these ENCs is converted to shapefile format.
The following Navigational Purposes and scale-ranges are represented: 1. Overview, 1:1.5mil and smaller 2. General, 1:350k - 1:1,500k 3. Coastal, 1:90k - 1:350k 4. Approach, 1:22k - 1:90k 5. Harbour, 1:4k - 1:22k