Teledyne Geospatial introduces a new solution to automate nautical paper chart production

Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA – June 21, 2024 – Teledyne Geospatial announced CARIS AutoChart, a revolutionary nautical chart production solution. Traditionally, the production of nautical paper charts has been labor-intensive and time-consuming, often fraught with challenges related to manual data entry, complex chart formatting, and the integration of various data sources. Recognizing the need for a modern, technology-driven approach, CARIS AutoChart is a comprehensive software solution tailored specifically to the needs of nautical chart producers. CARIS AutoChart was formally released as part of the Australian Hydrographic Office’s (AHO) event for World Hydrography Day on June 21st 2024.

The AHO has been an early adopter of CARIS AutoChart providing valuable feedback. Their decision to deploy AutoChart to maintain their chart portfolio not only serves as a significant endorsement but also underscores its effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the needs of nautical chart producers.

"We are thrilled to introduce this groundbreaking software solution to the hydrospatial community," said Julien Barbeau, product manager at Teledyne Geospatial. "By automating and streamlining the nautical paper chart production workflow, we aim to empower chart producers to work more efficiently, shorten the time it takes to publish nautical paper charts, and ultimately enhance navigational safety for mariners worldwide."

Reproduced with the permission of the Australian Hydrographic Office

Key features of the new software solution include:

  1. Automatically generate charts in PDF/TIF from ENC data: Seamlessly import data from ENC files to create comprehensive and up-to-date nautical charts in PDF and/or TIFF format.
  2. Automate your existing chart portfolio: Don’t start from scratch, use CARIS AutoChart to generate chart templates from your existing chart portfolio maintained with CARIS paper chart composer or CARIS HPD paper Chart Editor.
  3. Keep your paper chart ‘look-and-feel’: CARIS AutoChart utilizes optimized symbolization rules but can reuse as much as possible of your existing CARIS symbolization library so that your charts keep their look-and-feel.    

In addition to its core functionality, the software solution is designed to be flexible and scalable, accommodating the unique needs of chart production facilities of all sizes. Hydrographic offices, port or waterways authorities will all benefit from the strength of this software that promises to reduce time to delivery and free resources so they can work on new challenges.

For more information about Teledyne Geospatial and its innovative software solutions for the hydrospatial community, please visit


Teledyne Geospatial unifies the hardware and software expertise of Teledyne CARIS and Teledyne Optech. The group provides customers with innovative integrated solutions. Offerings include turnkey systems, lidar and sonar integrated workflows and a range of systems and solutions that support holistic, precision data collection.

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Jennifer Parham

Published 2024-06-20

CARIS AutoChart enhances navigational safety with streamlined solution

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