A line connecting points of equal water depth which is sometimes significantly displaced outside of soundings, symbols and other chart detail for clarity as well as generalization. Depth contours, therefore, often represent an approximate location of the line of equal depth as related to the surveyed line delineated on the source. Also referred to as depth curve.
S-57 Object Class: Depth contour
S-57 Acronym: DEPCNT
This data was compiled for the use in the scale range 1:350,000 to 1:1,500,000.
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