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  • Bathy DataBASE 3.2 Service Pack 1 released 2011/10/21 12:00 AM

    Bathy DataBASE 3.2.1 is a minor release including enhancements to the CARIS Batch tool, Contour Wizard and a move to the latest BAG library, which provides new compression capabilities resulting in significant reduction in file size amongst other enhancements.To find out more please view the changes list on the CARIS Online Customer Services website – http://support.caris.com/ Read More

  • CARIS offers free trial of its latest INSPIRE compliant software 2011/10/07 12:00 AM

    With the latest release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise v5.6 CARIS is pleased to offer a free trial of its web mapping software allowing you to experience firsthand its capabilities.Along with several new and improved features, Spatial Fusion Enterprise has now implemented the latest View and Feature Download Services in line with the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) directi… Read More

  • Nautical Charting First for Nicaragua 2011/09/30 12:00 AM

    The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) has embarked on a project with CARIS to produce the first nautical charts of Nicaragua. The Port of Corinto, the largest on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua was identified as the area that would benefit most from improved navigational coverage.CARIS deployed its chart production software and has just completed 5 days of in country training in… Read More

  • World's Leading Hydrographic Organizations Team-up to Help Survey "Miracle Harbour" 2011/09/23 12:00 AM

    One of the artificial harbours that played a pivotal role in supplying the Allied forces who landed on D-day is to be surveyed using the latest hydrography software and survey techniques.In 1944, two artificial harbours, called Mulberries, were towed across the English Channel to help supply the Allied invasion force as they fought to liberate France. When constructed off the coast of Normandy, ea… Read More

  • Optimizing Your Bathymetric Data Webinar Now Available to Download 2011/09/23 12:00 AM

    An edited version of the Bathy DataBASE webinar "Optimizing Your Bathymetric Data" is now available to download or to view on CARIS' YouTube Channel. If you missed the opportunity to view the webinar, or wish to view the demonstration once again, please visit our website: http://www.caris.com/products/bathydatabase/Or visit our YouTube Channel at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWvoJT352oQIn addit… Read More

  • Record Number of Entries for CARIS Calendar Contest 2011/09/23 12:00 AM

    Judging from the number and quality of entries to the 2012 CARIS Calendar Contest, the 2012 Calendar is going to be the best yet. We would like to thank all who took the time to submit their CARIS software images. Read More

  • Goodbye to all Coastlines Readers from Alex Palmer 2011/09/23 12:00 AM

    I would like to thank all readers of the Coastlines e-newsletter for their kind feedback. I will be leaving CARIS next week and am handing over the e-newsletter's reins on to Andrew Hoggarth. If you have news that you would like included in Coastlines please contact Andrew Hoggarth, Marketing and Sales Manager. Read More

  • CARIS Calls for Entries to 2012 Calendar Contest 2011/09/09 12:00 AM

    CARIS is encouraging users of its software to enter their geospatial datasets, maps, charts or 3D views to the 2012 CARIS Calendar Contest. The Contest represents a fantastic opportunity for the CARIS user community to showcase their favourite CARIS images.All winning images will be featured in the 2012 CARIS Calendar, which is distributed to thousands of mapping and charting agencies, port author… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Training in the US 2011/09/09 12:00 AM

    A three-day HIPS and SIPS training session has been scheduled at our US office in Alexandria, VA. This training will be a comprehensive session on leading data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques using the latest HIPS & SIPS release - 7.1.HIPS and SIPS Training, October 10th to 12th, Alexandria, VA, USAFor more information: http://www.caris.com/training/u… Read More

  • Free CARIS HIPS and SIPS Seminar for Delegates of Reson User Conference 2011/09/09 12:00 AM

    CARIS will be offering an afternoon hands-on-training seminar at the Reson User Conference covering the latest HIPS multibeam data processing techniques. The Reson User Conference is taking place from October 31st to November 3rd at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, USA.Topics in the seminar will include: an overview of the setup of a Reson multibeam sonar system vessel file, post processing Reson… Read More

  • Vancouver Announced as Host City for 14th International CARIS User Conference 2011/08/19 12:00 AM

    Vancouver, Canada will provide the inspiring backdrop to the 14th International CARIS User Conference taking place from June 25th to 28th, 2012. Canada's proclaimed "Gateway to the Pacific" famously hosted thousands of athletes and visitors from around the world as the host city for the Winter Olympics in 2010, and will now be offering a friendly welcome to CARIS' international user community.The… Read More

  • Building Hydrographic Capacity in Antigua and Barbuda 2011/08/19 12:00 AM

    The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Capacity Building Sub Committee (CBSC) and Meso American and Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission (MACHC) recently executed an Introduction to Hydrographic Surveying and Nautical Cartography training course in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda. The purpose of the Project, which took place from May 30th to June 10th, was to establish hydrographic cap… Read More

  • Josh Mode Appointed CARIS' New Academic Liaison 2011/08/19 12:00 AM

    CARIS is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Mode as their new Academic Liaison. His responsibility will be to further develop CARIS' Academic Partnering Program, which currently provides geospatial software to more than 75 academic institutions around the world.CARIS' Academic Partnering Program was established 15 years ago with the objective to help foster the next generation of geospati… Read More

  • Processing Optimized in Database Chart Production Software Release 2011/08/19 12:00 AM

    CARIS, the world’s leading marine GIS organization, has announced the release of HPD 2.9, their advanced database chart production software. HPD is part of a range of software that together makes-up the unique CARIS Ping-to-Chart solution.Enhancements to the software have been made to all the components of the HPD suite, including the HPD Server, Source Editor, Product Editor and Paper Chart… Read More

  • Register now for Free CARIS Webinar 2011/08/19 12:00 AM

    A free CARIS webinar is being offered on how to effectively analyze, store and manage your bathymetric data.Our CARIS Australia team in Adelaide is hosting the webinar on Friday, August 19th at 10:30am - 11:30am Australia Central Standard Time. More information and registration details can be found at this link: http://www.caris.com/webinars/bathy/The webinar is also being presented from our CARIS… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Training in the US (1) 2011/08/19 12:00 AM

    A HIPS and SIPS training session has been scheduled at our US office in Alexandria, VA. This training will be a comprehensive session on leading data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques using the latest HIPS & SIPS release - 7.1.HIPS and SIPS Training, September 19th to 23rd, Alexandria, VA, USAFor more information: http://www.caris.com/training/usa/ Read More

  • CARIS Offers Port Engineering Solution in Latest Bathy DataBASE Release 2011/07/15 12:00 AM

    CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, has launched a new module as part of the release of Bathy DataBASE 3.2. The Engineering Analysis Module caters to the requirements of the dredging industry, port and waterway authorities, as well as other engineering operations.The Engineering Analysis Module is a replacement for CARIS' BEAMS software, which was developed over ten years through c… Read More

  • Italian Navy Successfully Migrates Bathymetry Data to CARIS Bathy DataBASE 2011/07/15 12:00 AM

    The Italian Navy has successfully migrated its bathymetry data from its legacy system to Bathy DataBASE. The adoption of Bathy DataBASE followed a period of consultancy with CARIS at the Italian Navy's offices at the Istituto Idrografico della Marina in Genoa. The consultancy identified the specific needs of the Italian Navy, so that Bathy DataBASE could be tailored to the required specifications.… Read More

  • The Royal Navy of Oman Signs Five-Year Deal with CARIS 2011/07/15 12:00 AM

    The Royal Navy of Oman has signed a five-year agreement covering CARIS training and subscription. The contract will ensure that the Royal Navy of Oman will benefit from the latest versions of CARIS software and their staff, who use CARIS software, are trained to fully utilize the software’s functionality.The signing of the contract follows on from successful training sessions on nautical cha… Read More

  • New CARIS Training Dates Announced 2011/07/15 12:00 AM

    Three new training dates have been announced to ensure that users get the most out of their CARIS software.Two Bathy DataBASE workshops have been scheduled. These will focus on the use of tools for importing, validating, analyzing and extracting bathymetric data, on the compilation and management of bathymetric datasets, and on the extraction of bathymetric products. In addition, the features of t… Read More

  • New Release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise® Offers Support for WFS 2.0 2011/07/15 12:00 AM

    Spatial Fusion Enterprise, the only Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Web Server and Viewer built with distribution of marine geospatial data in mind, has a set of new features providing further improvement to the software's data sharing and analysis tools.Spatial Fusion® Server (SFS) 5.5 now includes support for OGC® Web Feature Service (WFS) 2.0, which implements GML 3.2.1 Simple Fea… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Webcast Released on CARIS' YouTube Channel 2011/07/15 12:00 AM

    An edited version of the popular CARIS HIPS and SIPS webinar is now available on CARIS' YouTube Channel. If you missed the opportunity to view the webinars, or wish to view the demonstration once again, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/CARISGIS?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/iHwKRnlepsg Read More

  • OceanWise and CARIS Deliver Inaugural 'Marine SDI' Management Course in Bangkok on Behalf of East Asia Hydrographic Commission 2011/07/13 12:00 AM

    July 13, 2011 - The first in a series of courses on the theoretical and practical aspects of hydrographic database design and management to support the development of marine, national and regional spatial data infrastructures (SDI) was delivered successfully from June 20th to 24th, 2011 in Bangkok. The course was hosted by the Hydrographic Department of the Royal Thai Navy (HDRTN) on behalf of the… Read More

  • Seamount Named after CARIS Employee 2011/06/24 12:00 AM

    Having a seamount named after you is a rare distinction, and CARIS employee Dan Donnell has received this honour.The Donnell Seamount is located at 50º05.1338”N and 45º21.5796”W and has a summit depth of 1893 meters.Dan Donnell receives this honour following 40 years of U.S. government service with the Naval Oceanographic Office and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency… Read More

  • CARIS Wins Exporter of the Year 2011/06/24 12:00 AM

    CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, has scooped the flagship award at the 2011 New Brunswick Export Achievements Awards held on May 26, 2011.The Exporter of the Year award recognizes outstanding performance in the international marketplace. The award was presented by Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud and was sponsored by Business New Brunswick.Robichaud, in his speech, e… Read More

  • Extra Date Added for Optimizing Your Processing Productivity Webinar 2011/06/24 12:00 AM

    Due to popular demand, an additional webinar date has been added for the HIPS and SIPS webinar: Optimizing Your Processing Productivity. The webinar, at a time suitable for the Asia Pacific region, will take place on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:30-11:30 Australian Central Standard time.Click on the link for more details: HIPS and SIPS 7.1 WebinarThere are also plans for a webinar to take place at… Read More

  • CARIS Becomes First Sustaining Partner for Australia's Hydrography Commission 2011/06/17 12:00 AM

    CARIS, the world’s leading marine GIS organization, are pleased to announce that they have become the first sustaining partner of the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute’s Hydrography Commission (SSSI) in Australia.The SSSI is the governing professional body for the spatial industry in Australia. The body was formed in July 2009 from the merger of the Institution of Surveyors Austr… Read More

  • Technical Solutions Provider Appointed at CARIS Asia Pacific 2011/06/17 12:00 AM

    CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Kruimel as CARIS Asia Pacific's Technical Solutions Provider.This new position will enable CARIS to offer additional technical expertise to CARIS' expanding client base in the Asia Pacific region. Daniel Kruimel's role as Technical Solutions Provider, involves providing clients with training and te… Read More

  • CARIS Database Solution Completes Canadian Hydrographic Information Network 2011/06/03 12:00 AM

    CARIS' Bathy DataBASE (BDB) software has provided the last link of a 25 year project enabling the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to implement their Hydrographic Information Network.The Hydrographic Information Network project involved innovative changes, including adopting a multi-disciplinary organizational structure and more flexible management style, as well as embracing and developing new… Read More

  • CARIS Employees Celebrate World Hydrography Day 2011/06/03 12:00 AM

    World Hydrography Day is celebrated each year on June 21st, which is the anniversary of the founding of the International Hydrographic Office in 1921. The day recognises the achievements of the hydrographic community and raises awareness of the importance of hydrography.This year, CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, marked World Hydrography Day with a presentation on the importance… Read More

  • Successful HIPS and SIPS Training in United Arab Emirates 2011/06/03 12:00 AM

    The first training course jointly organized by CARIS and the Unique Maritime Group of the United Arab Emirates took place from May 8th to May12th.The comprehensive five-day training course attracted marine and hydrographic professionals from ten countries to the Unique Maritime Group's headquarters in the Hamriya Free Zone of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.The training session focused on data… Read More

  • CARIS Wins Waterway Project with Rijkswaterstaat 2011/05/20 12:00 AM

    After taking part in a competitive tender process, CARIS is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the National Survey Storage System project from Rijkswaterstaat.Rijkswaterstaat, the executive body of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment in the Netherlands, has several responsibilities: ensuring the safe and smooth flow of traffic on roads and waterways; protection against floodin… Read More

  • CARIS Workshop at INSPIRE Conference 2011/05/20 12:00 AM

    CARIS will hold a workshop on seafloor data titled "Effective Marine Data Management and Dissemination." At the INSPIRE Conference 2011INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial information in Europe) is a directive established by the 27 member countries of the European Union to ensure that their spatial data infrastructures are compatible and usable throughout the union. The INSPIRE Conference 2011 will… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS Utilized in the Search for Corals in the Drake Passage 2011/05/20 12:00 AM

    Have you ever wondered what it is like to be on a marine research expedition?Wonder no more! A blog promises to provide an interesting insight into an expedition that is using HIPS and SIPS to help research the  corals that live in some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.Shannon Hoy, a marine biology student from the College of Charleston, is using her HIPS and SIPS knowledge to aid… Read More

  • New License Required for HIPS and SIPS 7.1 Release 2011/04/29 12:00 AM

    The next release of HIPS and SIPS, CARIS' advanced hydrographic software solution, will require a new license string to operate.HIPS and SIPS 7.1 is scheduled for release in early May, highlights include a new 64-bit version of the software in addition to the 32-bit one. This advancement will lead to significant efficiencies when processing large volumes of multibeam sonar data.The HIPS and SIPS 7… Read More

  • The Royal Netherlands Navy and CARIS Celebrate 25 years of Cooperation 2011/04/29 12:00 AM

    In 1986 the Royal Netherlands Navy became CARIS' (then known as Universal Systems Limited) first international customer when the Navy's Hydrographic Service purchased CARIS for their nautical paper chart production. Now, 25 years later, CARIS is the preferred solution for hydrographic offices and organizations in the marine industry throughout the world.In the continuous effort to meet goals for c… Read More

  • CARIS launches Spatial Fusion® Enterprise 5.4 with OGC® Web Coverage Services 2011/04/29 12:00 AM

    The latest release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise is building on its support of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards by implementing the Web Coverage Service (WCS) standard for bathymetric data. This is a continuation of CARIS’ commitment to provide organizations with the latest technology for delivering their geospatial information on the Web.WCS is an OGC standard for downloading cover… Read More

  • Processing Efficiencies Realized with Latest HIPS and SIPS 2011/04/15 12:00 AM

    CARIS, the world's leading marine GIS organization, has today released a 64-bit version of its comprehensive hydrographic processing software HIPS and SIPS.HIPS and SIPS 7.1 with 64-bit support will provide users who have access to a 64-bit computer the ability to handle large multibeam sonar datasets even faster. This will provide organizations with significant timesavings, which is crucial for m… Read More

  • CARIS and RiChi's Collaboration Benefits the Geospatial Community in Taiwan 2011/03/25 12:00 AM

    CARIS and RiChi are pleased to announce their partnership to help provide the best possible geospatial solutions for the Taiwanese market.CARIS had partnered with the RITI Technology Group in the Taiwanese market for more than 15 years before the spin off by RITI of their Geospatial Products and Services Division to form RiChi in July 2010. It was natural that RiChi, as the new innovation leader i… Read More

  • Canadian Federal Minister Visits CARIS HQ 2011/03/18 12:00 AM

    CARIS welcomed the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Canada's Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, to their headquarters last week.Minister Ashfield's visit to CARIS had been initially arranged following a business development mission to Chile where CARIS' GIS software products had immediately interested Ashfield.… Read More

  • CARIS' LOTS Featured in IBRU Newsletter 2011/03/18 12:00 AM

    CARIS' LOTS software was featured in the International Boundaries Research Unit's (IBRU) newsletter, Borderlines.LOTS is a mapping software package developed to address coastal states' territorial claims. The CARIS software was used by IBRU researchers to map the contested maritime space around the Falkland Islands where there is much exploratory drilling taking place by oil and gas companies.To r… Read More

  • CARIS Releases GIS Professional 4.5 2011/03/18 12:00 AM

    This month CARIS released GIS Professional 4.5. The software is designed to provide a comprehensive spatial information management tool that addresses the GIS needs of a marine operational environment. The new version is now compatible with Windows 7.If you’re interested in learning more about CARIS GIS Professional please visit www.caris.com/products/gis or contact info@caris.com. Read More

  • CARIS launches Bathy DataBASE 3.1 with support for Oracle® Spatial 2011/03/04 12:00 AM

    CARIS, with its latest Bathy DataBASE 3.1 software release, continues to solve the demands for robust and scaleable data management for the storage and analysis of ever-expanding volumes of sonar and LiDAR data.Bathy DataBASE now works with Oracle® Spatial 11g utilizing the GeoRaster and geo point cloud data structures for storage. Oracle Spatial has been specifically designed to meet the need… Read More

  • Conversion from ENC to DNC Made Easier with the Launch of S-57 Composer 2.2 2011/01/28 12:00 AM

    With a brand new year, CARIS is introducing a revolutionary solution to the problems of converting Digital Nautical Charts (DNC's) to Electronic Nautical Charts (ENC's) and vice versa.CARIS, with S-57 Composer 2.2, now offers a DNC Plug-in available through an optional license. The DNC Plug-in has a unique capability of automatically converting, with a first-pass success rate of 80%, DNC to ENC an… Read More

  • CARIS HIPS and SIPS Plays an Integral Part in EGS Group Expansion 2011/01/21 12:00 AM

    In recent years the EGS Group (EGS) has gone from strength-to-strength, and the adoption of CARIS HIPS and SIPS has played an integral role in this expansion.As recently as 2007 EGS had only one HIPS and SIPS license. But as EGS has expanded its operations to include new regional offices and fleet expansion, it has purchased another ten HIPS and SIPS licenses so as to offer their clients the best… Read More

  • CARIS Offers Free Workshops on Latest Releases at Ocean Business 2011 2011/01/07 12:00 AM

    The Ocean Business exhibition at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, England has quickly established itself as one of the premier events for showcasing the latest in ocean technology. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that CARIS is playing an active role at the exhibition over the course of the three-day exhibition, taking place from April 5-7.As well as demonstrating their sof… Read More

  • CARIS Academic Program promoted in San Francisco 2010/12/17 12:00 AM

    CARIS is currently exhibiting at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco (ends December 17). The focus for CARIS is the promotion of the highly successful Academic Partnering Program, which currently provides over 60 universities and other academic institutions with the most comprehensive marine GIS software tools available.As part of the meeting a poster session on the Academic Pa… Read More

  • HIPS and SIPS training 2010/12/17 12:00 AM

    CARIS is organizing HIPS and SIPS training in Fredericton, Canada on January 10-14. The main focus of the training will be on data processing, visualization, quality control and product creation techniques. The latest technology in the software will be covered to enable participants to improve processing efficiencies and gain more control over the quality of the hydrographic information.For more i… Read More

  • CARIS' expertise highlighted at Chilean exhibition 2010/12/16 12:00 AM

    CARIS' Andy Hoggarth and Alejandro Gerones with Rodolfo Sabonge, VP of the Panama Canal Authority and Keith Ashfield, Canada's ACOA Minister at EXPONAVAL 2010CARIS was recently invited to take part in a business mission organized by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to EXPONAVAL 2010 in Chile. The exhibition took place from November 30 - December 3, and proved to be a great opportunity for… Read More

  • Connect with CARIS 2010/12/03 12:00 AM

    Connect with CARISWould you like to keep up-to-date with what is happening at CARIS? Would you like to be involved in exchanging information, ideas and opportunities with the CARIS community?CARIS now has an active and regularly updated presence on a number of social media platforms where you can catch-up on the latest updates from CARIS and our community.To connect with CARIS:To like us on Facebo… Read More

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