Files with 008 file 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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Software that open 008 file

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008 file extension - 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.

Updated: August 29, 2018

The default software associated to open 008 file:

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) icon

Esri logoArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Esri

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (formerly known as ArcView) is GIS (geographic information system) application used to visualizing, managing, creating, and analyzing geographic data.

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic is a part of the ArcGIS Desktop. ArcGIS for Desktop Basic supports creation of interactive maps, spatial analysis, GIS deployment, map viewing and navigation, map printing etc.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.008 files.

How to convert:

Probably can be converted to other formats.

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 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting 008 files.

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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