Files with 008 extension can also be found as navigation charts in  International S-57 Hydrographic data format.

There are 2 other file types using
the 008 file extension!

008 icon.008 - Compressed file from a multi-volume archive (part 8) [common]

empty icon.008 - Generally split archive or backup file (part 008)

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

What is 008 file? How to open 008 files?

File type specification:

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

The 008 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:

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:

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 .008 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 008 file, edit 008 file, convert 008 file, view 008 file, play 008 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Open 008 file

Software that open 008 file - International S-57 Hydrographic data electronic navigation chart

Programs supporting the exension 008 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 008 file action.

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