OpenInfoFile: Error opening s57.attl when converting S57 data

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Solution or Workaround

Error Message

When attempting to convert s57 data using S57ARC command this error occurs:

	Arc: s57arc Ca49995a.000 ca80
OpenInfoFile: Error opening s57.attl
Error calling OpenInfoFile
Unable to initialize Object Catalog
Bailing out of CONVS57


Missing directory and INFO files in $ARCHOME/templates/


The S-57 conversion commands: ARCS57, ENCREVISION, and S57ARC, require you to have INFO files installed in the arcexe80/template/s57 directory. These files were accidentally left off the ArcInfo workstation 8.0.1 CD-ROM for Windows NT and Alpha NT. You can find the missing files at the Support Center web site (click link below). Follow the instructions on that page to download these files.

Article ID:000001423

  • ArcMap 8 x

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