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  • Download the latest version of CARIS' freeware viewer for 2-D and 3-D data 2012/10/26

    CARIS announces the release of CARIS Easy View 4.0, a freeware data viewer for 2-D and 3-D data. CARIS Easy View 4.0 replaces the popular CARIS Easy View 2.0 which has been downloaded by thousands of professionals and students. CARIS Easy View allows users to view spatial data from a wide range of file formats without the need for specialized software. For the first time CARIS Easy View is availab… Read More

  • CARIS releases HPD 2.9.2 2012/10/26

    The latest release of CARIS HPD 2.9.2 is now available. HPD 2.9.2 provides users with better integration between HPD product data and the new Publications module. The Publications module, a tool for creating and maintaining Notice to Mariners and other nautical publications, is now a stand-alone HPD editor and is enhanced with an improved interface and new commands for linking notices to panels an… Read More

  • UKHO project team experiences New Brunswick 2012/10/26

    A team from the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) recently visited CARIS’ headquarters to continue work on the UKHO raster chart project. This project will enhance the raster chart production capabilities of CARIS HPD to enable the removal of the legacy "Abrahams Revelations" system which has been used to produce and maintain the UKHO's raster chart portfolio for many years.During th… Read More

  • CARIS workshop at RESON User Conference 2012/10/26

    CARIS will be hosting a free half-day workshop covering the latest hydrographic data processing and management software at the RESON User Conference in Miami, Florida on Thursday, November 8, 2012.The workshop will take attendees through the full post-processing workflow using CARIS HIPS and SIPS and data management techniques using CARIS BASE Editor.Topics will include:setting up a vessel file fo… Read More

  • CARIS Bathy DataBASE 4.0 provides speed and scalability 2012/10/19

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Bathy DataBASE 4.0, the leading solution for managing and analyzing bathymetry data. Powered by the CSAR engine and backed by proven RDBMS technology, Bathy DataBASE delivers a robust and scalable solution for the storage and analysis of ever-expanding volumes of Sonar and LiDAR data.Bathymetry data of Bull's Scarp off South Carolina, image supplied by C… Read More

  • CARIS attends Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission meeting 2012/10/11

    CARIS recently attended the Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission (SAIHC) meeting held in Mauritius. The SAIHC is one of the International Hydrographic Organization’s (IHO) Regional Hydrographic Commissions and is an annual gathering of hydrographic offices in the region to discuss ongoing hydrographic issues. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Lands in Ma… Read More

  • Upcoming Bathy DataBASE 4.0 training in Australia 2012/10/11

    CARIS is pleased to offer marine and hydrographic professionals in the Asia Pacific region CARIS Bathy DataBASE 4.0 training in Adelaide, Australia from October 31 – November 2, 2012. The training course will be a comprehensive hands-on session on the leading system for managing and analyzing bathymetry data.The course will focus on the use of tools for importing, validating, analyzing and e… Read More

  • Kongsberg and CARIS team up for Brazil workshop 2012/10/11

    Kongsberg and CARIS recently delivered a successful workshop in Rio de Janeiro at the offices of Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navegação (DHN). The workshop was attended by 50 individuals from the Navy, Petrobras, Survey Companies and Brazilian Universities.The workshop had two main themes: an introduction to the Kongsberg GeoSwath Plus sonar system and an introduction to Autonomous Und… Read More

  • Winning calendar image 2012/10/11

    Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2013 calendar competition. Once again we received a record number of submissions this year and the subject matter was excellent. The images were voted on by CARIS employees around the globe with the top 14 being included in the 2013 calendar. The creators of these have now been notified. The 2013 overall winner was submitted by Giovanni Barr… Read More

  • Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey visits CARIS headquarters 2012/09/28

    Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS) recently visited CARIS headquarters in Fredericton, New Brunswick for bathymetric data analysis and management training using CARIS Bathy DataBASE.GMGS, located in Guangzhou, China, is one of the primary institutions under the China Geological Survey (CGS) and is responsible for conducting marine geology surveys. Presently, GMGS has five survey vessels, wh… Read More

  • Upcoming HIPS and SIPS training in the UK 2012/09/28

    CARIS and the Offshore Marine Academy are pleased to offer CARIS HIPS and SIPS training in Bristol, UK on October 22-26, 2012. The training course, geared towards existing and prospective customers, will be a comprehensive session on industry leading data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques using the latest HIPS and SIPS release.Topics such as multibeam proce… Read More

  • Maritime Authority Suriname selects CARIS solutions for chart production 2012/09/28

    The Maritime Authority Suriname (MAS) recently purchased CARIS solutions to support the modernization of their cartographic production capacity. MAS selected CARIS BASE Editor, S-57 Composer and Paper Chart Composer for bathymetry analysis and chart production.MAS supervises the compliance of legal rules in shipping for coastal and inland waters of Suriname and guarantees a safe and efficient pass… Read More

  • Port of Melbourne Corporation selects CARIS for bathymetric database system 2012/09/20

    CARIS has recently completed a successful project for the provision of a bathymetric database system for the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC).Bathymetric surveys loaded in the database at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.PoMC conducts regular bathymetric surveys as part of its statutory obligation to provide safe and effective transit of vessels through Port Waters. The project involved the in… Read More

  • CARIS visits Myanmar following political changes 2012/09/14

    In the past eighteen months the international community has observed historic elections and democratic reforms by the nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Based on the positive developments towards democracy earlier this year, the Canadian government and other Western countries eased sanctions against Myanmar.With these current political changes CARIS had an opportunity to visit Mynamar for the… Read More

  • Search for Franklins ships expands navigation in Canadian Arctic 2012/09/14

    A six-week search effort is currently underway in the Canadian Arctic to find the lost ships of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 expedition to chart the Northwest Passage. The lost ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, have been sought for more than 160 years and have yet to be discovered.In 1845 the two ships departed from Greenhithe, England led by Sir John Franklin to sail the Canadian Arct… Read More

  • CARIS LOTS training in United Arab Emirates 2012/09/14

    CARIS BV’s Ottokarl Büchsenschütz-Nothdurft recently held a CARIS LOTS Limits and Boundaries training course at the General Secretariat of the Boundaries Affairs Council in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.The training was a refresher course, reiterating the general functionality as well as discussing the finer technical details and aspects of the various lines and how to realize th… Read More

  • BSH commences production of Ice Coverage Marine Information Overlays 2012/09/04

    The German Ice Service, a division of Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, recently announced they will be producing S-57 Ice Coverage Charts of the Baltic for the 2012/2013 northern hemisphere winter season using CARIS S-57 Composer. They are hoping that this will help drive other ice agencies worldwide to start creating similar p… Read More

  • Pilot project Coast-Map-IO TopoBathy Database for UNESCO-IOC 2012/09/04

    The Coast-Map-IO TopoBathy Database project is an extension of the IOC-IHO project Improving Emergency Response to Ocean-based Extreme Events through Coastal Mapping Capacity Building in the Indian Ocean, which is part of the larger IOC project Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System. The objective of the TopoBathy Database project is to develop a database for the creation and management of integrated… Read More

  • 2013 Calendar contest - Deadline September 14, 2012 2012/09/04

    Have you submitted your favourite CARIS image yet? The submission deadline for the 2013 CARIS calendar contest is September 14, 2012, which is less than two weeks away.CARIS' calendar contest is now in its seventh year and continues to gain in popularity. The calendar contest represents an excellent opportunity for CARIS users to showcase their geospatial datasets, maps, charts and 3-D views with… Read More

  • CARIS visits Goa, India 2012/08/17

    National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), a research and development institution under the Ministry of Earth Sciences - Government of India, recently selected HIPS and SIPS for the processing of their acquired hydrographic data.NCAOR, located in Goa, is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the India Antarctic Programme and is also involved in multi-agency scientif… Read More

  • Paper Chart Composer training in Mozambique 2012/08/17

    CARIS BV’s Charles de Jongh was recently at the National Institute of Hydrography and Navigation (INAHINA) in Mozambique conducting a Paper Chart Composer training course. INAHINA has been a long time customer of CARIS and is in the process of upgrading their chart production to include the newly released Paper Chart Composer.The week long training course focused on the workflow for creating… Read More

  • CARIS LinkedIn group - 500 members strong 2012/08/17

    CARIS is pleased to announce that the CARIS LinkedIn group is rapidly expanding and has grown to over 500 members! This is a great accomplishment for CARIS as we’re happy to provide an environment for new and existing CARIS users to congregate. The CARIS LinkedIn group is a great place to post questions, share helpful tips and to hear the latest CARIS news.To celebrate reaching 500 members w… Read More

  • CARIS/Kongsberg demonstration in the United Arab Emirates 2012/08/17

    CARIS' Alliance Partner, Unique Systems FZE, successfully organized a series of one-day demonstrations over a four-day period in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Live survey sessions were demonstrated onboard one of Bayanat’s (formerly Military Survey Department) survey vessels, which was installed with a Kongsberg EM 2040 and the data was processed in CARIS HIPS and SIPS by CARIS BV’s… Read More

  • Bathymetric and Topographic Solutions for Environment Agency Geomatics 2012/08/17

    The Environment Agency's Geomatics team, located in the United Kingdom, recently purchased CARIS HIPS and SIPS and BASE Editor to further increase their processing and analysis capabilities.Environment Agency Geomatics is a leader in high quality LIDAR survey, bathymetric surveys and remote sensing data capture for the provision of integrated spatial data solutions. Their geospatial products help… Read More

  • CARIS LOTS for Thailand 2012/08/03

    Thailand recently became the latest coastal nation to select CARIS LOTS for the delineation of their maritime limits and boundaries. Thailand is now one of more than sixty countries, including a large number in the South East Asia region, which have selected the specialized geodetic toolkit to determine their marine borders and extents.The Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy (HDRTN) will use… Read More

  • NOAA creates geospatial PDFs with Plot Composer 2012/08/03

    NOAA's Hydrographic Surveys Division (HSD) has recently added an exciting new chart product deliverable, the Geospatial PDF: a PDF with georeferencing stored within it. This new product is being created using new functionality specifically requested by HSD and released in CARIS Plot Composer 5.2. Since production began in May, HSD has created a geospatial PDF product for every new survey received… Read More

  • New online forum for Bathy DataBASE users 2012/08/03

    CARIS has created a new online forum to bring together the Bathy DataBASE user community. The new forum is a great place for users to discuss ideas, ask questions and maintain relationships with fellow users, including CARIS Bathy DataBASE development and support personnel.The forum consists of a general and technical discussion group. In the general group, users are able to post questions and dis… Read More

  • LiDAR testing in BASE Editor 2012/08/03

    The CARIS Canada technical support team recently got their hands on a Dynascan portable LiDAR system. The LiDAR was kindly loaned to CARIS by MosaicHydro of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The LiDAR was mounted on the roof rack of an SUV and was positioned using a GPS base station provided by Genivar of Fredericton, NB, Canada.This presented a great opportunity for the CARIS team to get familiar with this… Read More

  • New customer satisfaction survey 2012/08/03

    CARIS has launched a new customer satisfaction survey to ensure that we are providing the best service possible. The new customer satisfaction survey will be prompted when an active service request is closed on the CARIS HelpDesk and will provide an easy opportunity to give feedback.The brief survey is confidential and designed to help us improve our customer support. As a valued client, we thank… Read More

  • Updated access to annual license string 2012/08/03

    We are improving the way you access your annual license string for CARIS software. In addition to the current method of receiving license strings by email, we’ve made it possible to obtain your license file from the Online Customer Service (OCS) website.Previously license strings were available from the OCS but they needed to be manually pasted into the license utility. We’ve simplifie… Read More

  • 2013 Calendar contest - Enter your favourite CARIS imagery 2012/07/23

    CARIS' popular calendar contest is back! Submissions for the 2013 calendar contest are now being accepted. CARIS is encouraging users of its software to enter their favourite CARIS imagery.CARIS Calendar Contest 2012 overall winning image, produced by Mike Stecher of Solmar Hydro Inc.CARIS' calendar contest is now in its seventh year of production and continues to gain in popularity. The calendar… Read More

  • Surveying Vassivière Lake 2012/07/20

    Last October ENSTA Bretagne, an engineering school in France; the University of Ghent in Belgium; and the HCU University in Germany, together with the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Development of Ocean mapping (CIDCO) in Canada, conducted an intensive hydrographic and topographic survey training program at the artificial lake of Vassivière in France.After the Second World War the valley… Read More

  • Brazilian Navy continues implementation of Bathy DataBASE 2012/07/20

    The Diretoria de Hidrografía e Navegacao (DHN) of the Brazilian Navy continues to advance in its implementation of Bathy DataBASE. Last week, DHN completed a customized training course with CARIS’ Eduardo Infante, to learn how to populate their Bathy DataBASE with data collected across the Brazilian territory. The stored bathymetric datasets will be used as source for DHN´s hydr… Read More

  • Royal Malaysian Navy Upgrades to Paper Chart Composer 2012/07/20

    National Hydrographic Centre (NHC), Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) recently upgraded their CARIS GIS licenses to the new Paper Chart Composer, the successor to GIS, for production of their paper charts in accordance with IHO standards. NHC has been a user of GIS, which originally ran on a UNIX platform, since 1993. The upgrade of GIS to Paper Chart Composer is another example of NHC's ongoing commitme… Read More

  • First open source initiative for CARIS 2012/07/18

    CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, has released its first open source API. CARIS OSCAR-js, a JavaScript Map API, allows you to create and embed custom web maps on your website.The API was created to help shape CARIS Spatial Fusion Enterprise and includes tools for navigation, measurement, and download, as well as providing a means for developers to create their own custom tools an… Read More

  • CARIS software used in the search and discovery of sunken tugboat 2012/07/06

    On June 28, 2012, the tugboat Sea Cap VII capsized upstream of the New West Rail Bridge in the Fraser River. The tugboat was assisting another tugboat when the incident occurred. Thankfully no crew members were badly injured.As a result of the incident, Port Metro Vancouver contracted Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to conduct a multibeam survey of the area surrounding where th… Read More

  • Visit onboard the HMS Protector 2012/07/06

    The impressive survey and ice patrol ship, HMS Protector, was recently in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for a port call. CARIS, Canadian Hydrographic Service, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Science were invited onboard by HMS Protector and Tim Lewis from the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) for a courtesy visit as well as to explore areas for collaboration.The incredibly versat… Read More

  • Paper Chart Composer training in Poland 2012/07/06

    CARIS recently conducted one of the first Paper Chart Composer training courses at the Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy (HOPN) in Gdynia, Poland. The nautical cartography department of HOPN has been using CARIS GIS since 1999 and has now decided to upgrade their chart production tools to the recently released Paper Chart Composer.Paper Chart Composer is the successor to the long-trusted CARI… Read More

  • Advanced training at Chilean Hydrographic Service 2012/07/06

    CARIS’ Edurado Infante was recently at the Chilean Hydrograhphic Service (SHOA) in Valparaiso, Chile for a three week training course. The advanced training was for SHOA’s continental shelf processors and bathymetry processors on CARIS HIPS and SIPS, Bathy DataBASE and LOTS.SHOA has a wide range of CARIS products to process hydrographic data and develop nautical charts. Training topics… Read More

  • CARIS' Dr. Salem Masry, C.M. appointed to the Order of Canada 2012/07/06

    CARIS is very pleased to announce that Dr. Salem Masry, Founder, President and CEO of CARIS, has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions as an innovator and entrepreneur in the fields of geographical information and digital mapping technology.Dr. Masry completed his PhD studies in photogrammetry and surveying at University College London, England. He then immigrated to Canada i… Read More

  • HPD training at SHOM 2012/07/06

    CARIS was recently at Services Hydrographie et Oceanographie de la Marine (SHOM) in Brest, France for a training course on CARIS HPD. The two-week long training course focused on the creation of ENC and paper charts and was led by CARIS’ Nadia Thériault.By the end of the year, the team from SHOM will undertake a pilot project utilizing their newly learnt skills as a preparation phase… Read More

  • Successful CARIS 2012 conference 2012/07/05

    On June 25-28, 2012 CARIS hosted the largest gathering of CARIS users at CARIS 2012, its 14th International User Group Conference. The four-day conference saw a record number of delegates in attendance from a variety of nations across the globe from government organizations, defence, hydrographic offices, private survey companies, academic institutes, and industry manufacturers and consultants.At… Read More

  • CARIS 2012 is finally here! 2012/06/22

    The event we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! The largest international gathering of CARIS users – CARIS 2012 – kicks off on Monday, June 25.This four-day conference is jammed packed with dedicated boot camps, engaging user group meetings and a roster of exceptional presentations ranging across the areas of data processing, data analysis, chart production and discovery. A… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS open training course in Australia 2012/06/22

    CARIS recently held an open HIPS and SIPS training course in Perth, Australia. The course was held at Training Choice and was coordinated and delivered by Daniel Kruimel and Christian Fellinger of CARIS Asia Pacific.The course attracted attendees from defence, government organizations, research institutions and private survey companies. Topics covered included an overview of the CUBE processing wo… Read More

  • Learn about our latest software advancements at CARIS 2012 2012/06/01

    In addition to world class keynotes and our packed roster of technical presentations at this year’s international user group conference, each paper session will begin with a CARIS technology showcase delivered by our top experts. Attending CARIS 2012 will bring you up-to-date on our latest advancements, as well as paint the picture for where our technology is going in the coming years.Paul C… Read More

  • CARIS HPD selected to manage marine data of the Panama Canal 2012/06/01

    The partnership between CARIS and the Panama Canal Authority continues to develop. It started in 2010 with CARIS software being selected to produce Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) for the Canal. Now, the Panama Canal Authority has become the latest organization to choose HPD for their marine data management and chart production needs.Ships from all parts of the world transit daily through the… Read More

  • CARIS to present at Geo Maritime conference 2012/06/01

    CARIS will join a list of top industry leaders at the Geo Maritime conference being held in London, UK during June 13 – 14, 2012. The conference will address strategic, technical and operational challenges on geospatial information in the maritime surveillance sector.Immediately after lunch on the Wednesday of the conference CARIS will present a live demonstration highlighting the latest wor… Read More

  • S-57 Composer 2.3 now available 2012/06/01

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of S-57 Composer 2.3, the next-generation desktop application for electronic production of S-57 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), Additional Military Layers (AML), Inland ENC (IENC) and Digital Nautical Charts (DNC). The release of 2.3 marks a 'return to S-57' after the previous version's focus on creation and exporting of DNC products.Updates in this v… Read More

  • CARIS 2012 update 2012/05/17

    Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff to speak at CARIS 2012 CARIS is delighted to announce the addition of Rear Admiral (Retd) Ian Moncrieff, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, to the CARIS 2012 opening session.Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff became the Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office in October 2011. He previously held the positions of UK National Hydrographer a… Read More

  • HPD Raster Charting enhancements for UKHO 2012/05/17

    The details of a development project with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to enhance the raster chart production capabilities of CARIS HPD were recently finalized in Taunton, UK. The project will ultimately result in the decommissioning of the legacy "Abrahams Revelations" system which has been used to produce and maintain the UKHO's raster chart portfolio for many years.HPD will und… Read More

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