ISO 8211 Reader

Licensing options for this format begin with FME Desktop Professional Edition.

The ISO8211 Reader provides FME with access to data in an ISO/IEC 8211:1994 formatted files. These files are called ISO8211 files.


ISO 8211 is a format for the structured and self-described transfer of data. It is the underlying encoding format used for the SDTS and S-57 file formats.

While data in an ISO 8211 formatted file may be spatial, that can't be directly deduced from the ISO 8211 formatting information. This reader produces features with attributes, but no geometry.

Reader Overview

FME considers a single ISO 8211 formatted file, usually with the .DDF extension, to be a dataset. Each record in the file is read as a feature.