Release Note 2016



Welcome to MIKE C-MAP Release 2016. In this Release Note, you will find information about new features of MIKE C-MAP, and what you need to know in order to install and get started with Release 2016.

MIKE C-MAP is an efficient tool for extracting depth data and predicted tidal elevation from the worldwide Electronic Chart Database CM-93 Edition 3.0, named C-MAP Professional+, manufactured by Jeppesen Marine AS, Norway.

MIKE C-MAP is a powerful tool that makes modelling work faster and easier. Extracted sea bed elevations and land contour values can be imported directly into MIKE Zero's Bathymetry Editor and Mesh Generator and interpolated into a grid or mesh, which can be used as model bathymetry in e.g. MIKE C-MAP and MIKE 3. Extracted tidal time series can be imported directly into MIKE Zero's Time Series Editor, and used as for example boundary conditions or for calibration and verification purposes.

Using MIKE C-MAP requires a software licence from DHI and a licence from Jeppesen Marine to the user specified electronic chart coverage. The C-Map Professional+ digital chart database is provided on a DVD. MIKE C-MAP does not work in demo mode, so please ensure that you have obtained these licences before you start the installation. You can find further information about MIKE C-MAP and the C-MAP Professional+ chart database on the MIKE web site, under Products/Coast and Sea/MIKE C-MAP. MIKE C-MAP is only available as a single seat licence - network licences are not available at present.

System requirements

The recommended minimum system requirements are:

Operating systems Fully supported operating systems *
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit), Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (64 bit).

Non-supported but partially tested operating systems **
Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit), Windows 10 Pro (32 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1 (64 bit).
Note that Release 2016 is the last release supporting 32 bit operating systems.
Processor x86 or x64, 2.2 GHz (or higher)
Memory (RAM) 2 GB (or higher)
Hard disk 40 GB (or higher)
Monitor SVGA, resolution 1024x768 in 16 bit colour
Graphics adapter 64 MB RAM (256 MB RAM or higher recommended), 24 bit true colour
File system NTFS
Software requirements .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.0 (Full Profile)

* Fully supported operating systems are systems that have been tested in accordance with MIKE's Quality Assurance procedures and where warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions apply.

** Non-supported but partially tested operating systems are systems, which are not officially supported by the MIKE software products. These operating systems have only undergone very limited testing for the purpose of MIKE software, but the software and key features are likely to work. Installation of MIKE software on a non-supported operating system is done so at the user's own risk. The MIKE software warranty and software maintenance agreement conditions do not apply for unsupported operating systems and DHI is under no obligation to provide assistance or troubleshooting for cases where the software is being used on a non-supported operating system.

Please note that single user installations are not allowed on server operating systems. Also, when running a fully supported operating system as a 'guest operating system' on a virtualisation platform, it is automatically downgraded to a non-supported operating system under the conditions provided above.


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To install MIKE C-MAP, please choose 'MIKE C-MAP in the 'MIKE Setup' dialogue box that appears when inserting the MIKE 2016 USB and clicking the Setup.exe or executing the setup.exe file from the downloadeded installation files. Before you press the 'Install' button, we recommend that you read the note describing how to install MIKE C-MAP and the C-MAP Professional+ chart database - this is available here.

The setup programme automatically installs all necessary MIKE C-MAP files and folders on your PC.

Licence file and dongle

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MIKE C-MAP is protected by DHI's standard dongle system with licence files. The product can be added to an existing DHI licence - no new dongle is required. The C-MAP charts are similarly protected by a dongle system with licence file. For first time holders of C-MAP chart licences, the C-MAP dongle and licence must be obtained through DHI Denmark.

To use MIKE C-MAP in licenced mode, please follow these steps:

  1. It is recommended to copy the C-MAP Professional+ chart database from the DVD to your hard disk before you start the installation. This will ensure a faster performance and you can register this as your default database.
  2. Similarly, we recommend that you copy the C-MAP licence (password.usr) from the supplied e-mail to your hard disk
  3. Make sure that the provided C-MAP dongle is attached to the computer (USB port)
  4. The dongle drivers for the DHI dongle (Sentinel) and the C-MAP dongle (eToken PKI) are installed automatically during the installation of the programme.
  5. You can retrieve the MIKE software licence file (DhiLicense.dat) via the Internet. This requires a working Internet connection and a valid e-mail address. The licence file can be retrieved in two ways:
    • During installation of the MIKE software
    • After installation of the MIKE software, by launching the DHI License Updater through the Windows Start menu
  6. To retrieve your licence file during installation of MIKE software, select ‘Local’ when prompted to ‘Select license type’. In the following dialogue box, select ‘Internet’. At the end of the installation process, you will be prompted to insert your DHI dongle. Insert the dongle and follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. To update your licence file using the License Updater, simply launch the DHI License Updater from the Windows Start menu and follow the on-screen instructions. On Windows 8, search for DHI License Updater.
  8. Alternatively, the licence file can simply be copied in \Program files\DHI\2016\License or Program files(x86)\DHI\2016\License.
  9. After completed installation, you should ensure that your hardware key is attached to the system.

Product invocation

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Launch 'MIKE C-MAP' from the Windows Start menu.

Starting MIKE C-MAP without a DHI configured hardware key and valid licence file is not possible. If starting MIKE C-MAP with a DHI configured hardware key and licence file only, you will be able to view a background chart in large scale. However, without DHI and C-Map configured hardware keys and licence files, MIKE C-Map will not be able to display or extract detailed chart information.


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For general support, please see our FAQ.

If you experience any difficulties, or if you have any questions, you can contact Client Care by mail, e-mail, phone or fax:

Client Care
Agern Allé 5
DK-2970 Hørsholm
Tel: +45 4516 9333
Fax: +45 4516 9292

Or you can find your local Client Care with support in your local language here.

New features

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No new features have been added for MIKE C-MAP in Release 2016.

Known defects and workarounds

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No known defects or workarounds.

Fixed issues

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Error/Inconvenience/New feature


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