Files with 006 extension can also be found as navigation charts in  International S-57 Hydrographic data format.

There are 3 other file types using
the 006 file extension!

006 icon.006 - Compressed file from a multi-volume archive (part 6) [common]

empty icon.006 - Generally split archive or backup file (part 006)

empty icon.006 - Winfunktion Mathematic v8.0 Julia fractal file

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006 file - International S-57 Hydrographic data electronic navigation chart

What is 006 file? How to open 006 files?

File type specification:

GIS, GPS navigation and map file type icon GIS, GPS navigation and map file type

The 006 file extension is also used for International S-57 Hydrographic Data Electronic Navigation Chart format.

A vector-based digital file containing marine features suitable for marine navigation. The file is based on the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) S-57 standard. The file extension, ".000," for a base NOAA ENC cell is used for updating. The first update for a cell will be ".001" the next ".002" and so forth. The file extension .031 is used for catalog data (metadata) relating to the chart data.

Help how to open 006 files:

The best way to handle GIS files is to use their native software. If you do not have access to it, look for some 3rd party alternatives with broad format support or perhaps a converter that would allow you to export the data to some interchange format.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open GIS, GPS or map files

How to convert file with extension 006:

Special GIS converter exist and may help users to transfer or transform their maps and other navigation data between programs or devices.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert GIS, GPS or map files

Related links:

International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) S-57 for ENC Data Model

CARIS Easy View

Fugawi View ENC

NOAA's Office of Coast Survey web site.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .006 file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 006 file, edit 006 file, convert 006 file, view 006 file, play 006 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open 006 file - International S-57 Hydrographic data electronic navigation chart

Programs supporting the exension 006 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) for open 006 file action.

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