The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS), Teledyne CARIS (CARIS) and ECC/PRIMAR (PRIMAR) are partnering on a pilot project to implement an innovative data service to deliver S-100 products. The S-100 Service is focusing initially on S-102 bathymetric surface and S-111 surface current products but is expected to support additional S-100 products as the system enters operational service.
The IHO S-100 specification defines the data framework for the next generation electronic navigational charting products, as well as other digital products of importance for marine and hydrographic communities. In particular, the S-102 bathymetric surface is a digital elevation model that represents the seafloor in a regular grid and can be used as a standalone product or as an overlay on an electronic navigation system.
The S-100 Service consists of software components developed by PRIMAR and Teledyne CARIS, that allow uploading, hosting, managing and delivering S-100 data products to end-users.
Teledyne CARIS provides the solution Bathy DataBASE to automate the creation of S-102 bathymetric products using the hydrographic organization’s bathymetry data. These products are automatically uploaded to the CARIS Cloud as soon as they are approved by CHS for distribution.