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  • Upcoming HIPS and SIPS training in the UK 2012/09/28 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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 12:00 AM

    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

  • CARIS and the S-102 bathymetric surface product specification 2012/05/17 12:00 AM

    The new S-102 standard for gridded bathymetric surfaces is currently in development under the auspices of the IHO TSMAD committee. This effort is being lead by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) and the US Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO). The CHS completed an experiment in the production of 86 high-definition bathymetric charts using the CARIS Bathy DataBASE software.The primary objective o… Read More

  • CARIS LOTS now supports Windows 7 2012/05/17 12:00 AM

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of CARIS LOTS 4.1. This latest release brings support for installations of Microsoft Windows 7, and continued support for Microsoft Windows XP. This incremental release brings functional enhancements to the Median line tool, Utilities, and SEG-Y Analyzer. Workspaces can now also be saved to maintain progress between sessions.LOTS is the number one GIS solut… Read More

  • New self-paced online training course for CARIS S-57 Composer 2012/05/04 12:00 AM

    CARIS is pleased to announce the launch of a new self-paced online training course. The S-57 Composer online training course is an introductory course that teaches the workflow and functionality in the CARIS S-57 Composer software for the production of S-57 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs).The new online training format offered by CARIS provides the best of a classroom training setting with t… Read More

  • CARIS 2012 Many ways to save 2012/05/04 12:00 AM

    Our 14th International User Group Conference, CARIS 2012, is shaping up to be one of the best conferences to date. With dedicated boot camps and user group meetings to strengthen your expertise in our Ping-to-Chart solution and industry presentations from fellow CARIS users, CARIS 2012 will be one conference you wouldn’t want to miss.In effort to help lower the cost of participating in CARIS… Read More

  • CARIS Attends XVIIIth International Hydrographic Conference 2012/05/04 12:00 AM

    The XVIIIth International Hydrographic Conference (IHC) was held in Monaco April 23 to 27. Delegates from International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Member States and Observers from around the world were in attendance for the meetings to provide guidance on the operations and work of the organization. CARIS proudly participated as part of Hydrographic Industry Exhibition held in conjunction wit… Read More

  • CARIS hosts pre-conference workshop at CHC 2012 2012/04/20 12:00 AM

    CARIS will be hosting a free half day pre-conference workshop in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on Monday, May 14 at Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC) 2012.The workshop will provide an informative introduction to Bathy DataBASE, a powerful system for the management and analysis of bathymetry data. Tools employed in typical workflows analyzing and managing gridded and point cloud datasets will… Read More

  • Bathymetric analysis of Bulls Scarp, a complex shelf-edge promontory extending into the Gulf Stream off Charleston, SC 2012/04/20 12:00 AM

    During the recent 2012 Ocean Sciences meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 undergraduate students presented eight studies during a poster session on emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach and public policy.In addition to student contributions, faculty members from the College of Charleston presented a poster titled “Bathymetric analysis o… Read More

  • Special room rate for CARIS 2012 delegates - Deadline May 6 2012/04/20 12:00 AM

    CARIS 2012 will be hosted June 25-28 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At the hub of this international centre of commerce, culture and natural beauty is the cosmopolitan Four Seasons Vancouver, just steps away from the unique blend of distinctive elements that this beautiful city offers.CARIS is offering a special room rate for all conference delegates th… Read More

  • CARIS releases next-generation paper chart production solution 2012/04/20 12:00 AM

    CARIS announces the worldwide availability of Paper Chart Composer, the next-generation desktop software application for paper chart production.Paper Chart Composer represents the future in desktop production of nautical paper charts. The successor to the long-trusted CARIS GIS product, Paper Chart Composer delivers a highly intuitive workflow for creation of any official or customized chart. This… Read More

  • Cruise Vancouvers picturesque shoreline at CARIS 2012 2012/04/09 12:00 AM

    CARIS 2012 delegates will enjoy a fabulous dinner during this year’s user group conference. Conference attendees will spend an evening onboard the elegant yacht Sunset Bay II that will cruise past the spectacular Vancouver cityscape, Convention Centre, and famous Pan Pacific Sails. It will then cross over to North Vancouver and cruise past the scenic shoreline, under the Lions Gate Bridge an… Read More

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