CARIS recently spent four weeks at the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) conducting training and consultancy on CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD). ACP selected HPD for marine spatial data management and security, and to obtain further efficiencies in chart production.
During the training course ACP staff were introduced to working with CARIS HPD. The first two weeks were dedicated to an introduction to CARIS HPD Source Editor and CARIS HPD Paper Chart Editor. The third week ACP staff were introduced to the system administration aspects of the CARIS HPD. The last week of training was dedicated to HPD Product Editor and advanced topics of HPD Source Editor.
With the training complete ACP will be able to use HPD to help manage the large amounts of data being collected as part of the Panama Canal expansion project in order to produce ENCs, paper charts and in the near future, custom products such as pilot handbooks and hydrographic charts.