What's New in


Jul 03


Single source S-101 and S-57 ENCs 

HPD now offers concurrent production of S-101 and S-57 ENCs from the same HPD S-100 source database thus eliminating duplication and benefiting from the richer S-100 data model. Interoperability between S-57 and S-100 products is provided by user-customizable mapping files that can automatically convert features between the two standards.

Connect to Bathy DataBASE

BASE Editor's industry leading bathymetry compilation toolkit is now accessible from within CARIS HPD Editors. New optional add-on licensed modules for BDB Server Connection and Bathymetry Compilation provide HPD users with access to features and coverages stored in a BDB Server database as well as a subset of tools from BASE Editor to support vector bathymetric feature compilation. This provides access to additional bathymetry-related tools directly from with HPD Editors. It also includes the ability to generate and process safe side contours, perform sounding selections, smooth bands and more. 

IHO S-58 Edition 6.1 Validation

HPD validation tools for S-57 ENC Production have been upgraded to support the latest IHO S-58 Edition 6.1.0 ENC Validation Standard (Sept 2018). This allows producers to be assured that their ENC products pass the new Minimum ENC Validation Checks directly increasing the confidence, reliability and consistency that mariners can place in these products.

Enhanced Portrayal Option

HPD 4.0.0 includes new automated cartography techniques. These techniques allow building more elaborate portrayal rules with a wider access to contextual information thus reducing the need for manual edits in the paper chart.

Managing Temporary Features

New functionality has been added to support temporary and preliminary Notices to Mariner-type changes in Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) production. These features support changes such as temporarily repositioning a navigation buoy, or cases when a light is temporarily extinguished. Any ENC product created and exported within these dates will show the feature with its temporarily updated information.

New Licensing Technology

HPD is following suit in incorporating our new licensing technology. This upgraded licensing is softkey based, so no physical dongles are required; a license Entitlement will be created for software activation.

Key benefits of this new technology include:

  • Convenient and easy softkey activation
  • The elimination of physical hardware removes the possibility of damage or loss
  • No more need of a separate licensing tool
  • Faster software purchase and setup
  • Improved license usage transparency for network license users
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