An area of the sea where the nature of bottom is homogeneous. The nature of bottom includes the material of which it is composed and its physical characteristics. Also called character (or characteristics) of the bottom, or quality of the bottom.
S-57 Object Class: Seabed area
S-57 Acronym: SBDARE
This data was compiled for the use in the scale range 1:1,500,000 and smaller.
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