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  • CARIS' LOTS Featured in IBRU Newsletter 2011/03/18

    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

    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 or contact Read More

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Panama Canal Safer thanks to CARIS Solution 2010/09/22

    The Panama Canal Authority has successfully completed the first round of tests in the installation of its new Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) system utilizing CARIS software at the Simulation Center, Research and Development Maritime in Panama. This new system will make navigation in the Panama Canal both safer and more efficient.Currently the Panama Canal carries around 13,000 oceangoing tran… Read More

  • CARIS measures improved performance with Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.3 2010/08/31

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise (SFE) version 5.3 featuring the new Web Map Tile Service (WMTS). SFE allows an organization to deliver its geospatial information to the Web using open standards and the latest technology.WMTS is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) standard that improves the performance and scalability of Web-mapping by using "tiles" of pre-ren… Read More

  • CARIS Announces Bathy DataBASE 3.0 with seamless land and sea integration 2010/06/16

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Bathy DataBASE 3.0.A robust and efficient data management system is considered essential by those progressive organizations who have a desire to manage, visualize and analyze their ever-expanding volumes of bathymetry data. This need is now becoming more apparent to other users of high density X,Y,Z data including LiDAR.Bathy DataBASE 3.0 continues to bu… Read More

  • CARIS Conference Attracts Record Numbers 2010/04/16

    CARIS hosted its 13th International User Group Conference, CARIS 2010, at the Four Seasons hotel in Miami, Florida, USA on March 22 - 25, 2010.Stronger Together - People, Products, Infrastructure was this year's conference theme that brought together delegates from a record number of Nations. The conference featured two days of engaging User Group Meetings and Training Camps, followed by two days… Read More

  • CARIS Launches Spatial Fusion Enterprise 5.2 at Oi10 2010/03/03

    CARIS, a leading developer of marine GIS and hydrographic software, announced today the release of Spatial Fusion Enterprise (SFE) 5.2 as part of its well known Ping-to-Chart™ product suite.SFE is Web-enabling technology for geospatial information that aims at leveraging the investment of collecting and maintaining data by making it more visible and accessible to stakeholders. Web-mapping ha… Read More

  • CARIS and University of Southern Mississippi Partner for Tenth Year 2010/01/13

    CARIS, leading developer of marine GIS and hydrographic software, announced today the renewal of its Academic Partnership with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) for the tenth consecutive year.Through the Program, USM has access to multiple CARIS software products, quality technical support and training to maximize the learning experience of its students and has incorporated many CARIS P… Read More

  • CARIS Ping-to-Chart Workshop a Success in Sweden 2009/11/18

    Fifteen representatives of academia, hydrographic offices and private survey companies from across Northern Europe joined CARIS and the University of Stockholm at the University on 12-16 October 2009 to learn about the CARIS Ping-to-Chart workflow.Through the five-day workshop, participants gained hands-on experience using CARIS technology across all the workflow stages involved in taking acquired… Read More

  • CARIS Announces Call for Papers for International Users Conference 2009/10/21

    CARIS is accepting submissions for papers for its annual International User Group Conference, "CARIS 2010: Stronger Together - People, Products, Infrastructure". The five-day event will be held from March 22-25, 2010 in Miami, Florida, United States.The CARIS 2010 program will focus on core issues that relate to the innovation and integration of geospatial technologies in the areas of chart produc… Read More

  • CARIS Releases Version 7.0 of its Industry-Leading HIPS and SIPS Software 2009/08/05

    CARIS announced today the highly anticipated release of its comprehensive hydrographic processing system, CARIS HIPS and SIPS v.7.0. in tandem with an extra special discount offer on new licenses.Long recognized as a flagship CARIS solution, HIPS and SIPS v7.0 will not disappoint. Version 7.0. includes many new features to assist hydrographic professionals in realizing the full potential of their… Read More

  • CARIS® Ping-to-Chart™ Workshops in Sweden and United Kingdom 2009/07/22

    CARIS is pleased to announce Ping-to-Chart Workshops to be hosted at Stockholm University in Sweden on October 12-16, 2009 as well as at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom on January 18-22, 2010.The workshops will explain the workflow stages involved in taking acquired hydrographic survey data, "Ping", through to final product, "Chart", using the latest CARIS technology. Marine an… Read More

  • CARIS® Appoints Horst Hecht as Scientific Advisor 2009/05/25

    CARIS, leading developer of marine and hydrographic software, announced today that Mr. Horst Hecht has joined the team as Senior Scientific Advisor.Mr. Hecht recently retired as Head of the Department of Nautical Hydrography and Vice-President of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH). Well known and respected in the international hydrographic community, Mr. Hecht has partic… Read More

  • Flemish Hydrography to Host CARIS HPD User Group Meeting 2009/04/15

    The Flemish Hydrography have extended an invitation to the worldwide community of CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) software users to a User Group Meeting being hosted in the beautiful city of Oostende, Belgium on May 26-27, 2009.HPD User Group Meetings deliver a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange among this rapidly expanding group of new and experienced HPD Users. Previous HPD U… Read More

  • CARIS Delivers its Most Advanced Bathymetric Data Management Solution 2009/03/06

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Bathy DataBASE 2.2, implementing the very latest technology available to address the obstacles of storing and managing large volumes of multi-dimensional data.With the ever-expanding volume of multibeam survey data and the large number of archived historical data sources, a data management system specializing in bathymetry management is essential.Already… Read More

  • Final Acceptance by UKHO of Hydrographic Database Project 2009/02/09

    Project team members EDS (an HP company), CARIS and LSC Group are proud to announce the final acceptance by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) of the Hydrographic Database (HDB) Project.Through the HDB Project, EDS and CARIS have delivered workflow management technologies from EDS together with CARIS Bathy DataBASE and CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) software to manage and… Read More

  • Kongsberg Maritime and CARIS Renew Memorandum of Understanding 2008/12/19

    Kongsberg Maritime and CARIS today announced the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in delivering Ping-to-Chart solutions.Kongsberg Maritime is a leading supplier of acoustic instrumentation for precision seabed mapping and inspection. Correspondingly, CARIS develops software covering the complete workflow from the processing of the acoustic "ping" through to the product… Read More

  • CARIS Survey Processing Software for Italy 2008/11/25

    The Italian Hydrographic Institute has selected CARIS HIPS and SIPS software for its hydrographic survey processing.The Italian Hydrographic Institute (IIM) located in Genova, has been the official nautical charting agency of the Italian Navy since being founded in 1872. Its tasks include the production of nautical charts and documents aimed at the safety of navigation, and extend to the processin… Read More

  • CARIS Bathymetric Data Management for Port of Tyne 2008/11/07

    The Port of Tyne in Newcastle, United Kingdom is the latest port to adopt CARIS software for bathymetric survey management and analyses.The Port of Tyne is a key player in the Tyne and Wear region encompassing over 20 miles of river frontage supporting closely grouped industries dependent upon access to the river for their livelihood.Using CARIS BEAMS, engineers at the Port will manage swath sonar… Read More

  • CARIS Bathymetric Data Management System for Geoscience Australia 2008/10/23

    Geoscience Australia in Canberra has selected CARIS Bathy DataBASE software for management of large bathymetric data sets, interoperability and distribution.Geoscience Australia is Australia's national agency for geoscience knowledge and geospatial information. Its knowledge and information contributes to enhanced economic, social and environmental benefits to the community - by providing input fo… Read More

  • CARIS VP Named Chairman of PAIGH ITIC Commitee 2008/07/29

    CARIS is please to announce the appointment of Paul R. Cooper, Vice President of CARIS USA as Chairman of the Institutional Strengthening and Technical Cooperation Committee of the US National Section of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH).The PAIGH ( is a specialized organization of the Organization of American States. Members and observers include 25 states i… Read More

  • REMED Joins CARIS Alliance Program 2008/07/07

    REMED srl has joined the CARIS Alliance Program and is now responsible for the marketing and promotion of CARIS software in the Italian territory and in other Adriatic and Mediterranean countries.Through the Alliance Program, REMED will provide sales and marketing support for CARIS software for the processing and management of geospatial data for marine applications.REMED is located in Bologna (It… Read More

  • CARIS Bathymetric Data Management System for Taiwan 2008/07/02

    The Institute of Harbor and Marine Technology (IHMT) in Taiwan has selected CARIS Bathy DataBASE software for management of large bathymetric data sets, interoperability and distribution.The major duties of the IHMT include: research and development of harbor and ocean-related engineering techniques; education and training of engineers in related professions and resolution of practical problems as… Read More

  • CARIS Releases Target Tracking in Web-Mapping Software 2008/06/23

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of version 4.3 of its web mapping software, Spatial Fusion Enterprise, featuring real-time target tracking.Spatial Fusion Enterprise is a web mapping engine for the integration of existing data from many sources, formats and locations and introduces geospatial visualization and analysis tools to support strategic short and long-term decision making without… Read More

  • CARIS Announces UKHO Chief Executive to Deliver Keynote Address at User Group Conference 2008/06/17

    CARIS is pleased to announce Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) will deliver the Opening Keynote Address at CARIS 2008, 12th International User Group Conference and Educational Sessions 22-26 September in Bath, United Kingdom.Under the theme Make a Spatial Connection, CARIS 2008 will feature Geospatial Standards, Hydrographic Survey Operations, Electron… Read More

  • Minister launches Brunei's unique Spatial Data Infrastructure 2008/04/24

    The Minister of Development, Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, launched the 'Brunei Spatial Data Infrastructure' (BSDI) at Dewan Betabur of the Ministry of Development yesterday morning. According to Surveyor General Hj Mohd Jamil Hj Mohd Ali, the launching of the BSDI is one of the outcomes from the 'e-Map' contract, which was sig… Read More

  • CARIS Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Solution for France 2008/04/01

    Heeswijk, The Netherlands - March 31, 2008 - CARIS, a leading developer of geomatics software, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract by the Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (SHOM) to deliver a Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) to access its hydrographic information. CherSoft as a subcontractor will supply a tide database as part of the solution.The Lau… Read More

  • CARIS Welcomes Delegation from MSA for HPD Training 2008/02/01

    CARIS, a leading developer of geomatics software, hosted sixteen delegates from the China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) at its global headquarters in Canada for two intensive weeks of training on CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) in January.The training is part of a sale made by CARIS to MSA in late 2007. The purchase includes 112 licenses of CARIS HPD Source Editor, Paper Chart… Read More

  • CARIS Releases Next-Generation Desktop Software for Electronic Chart Production 2008/01/21

    CARIS today announced the worldwide availability of S-57 Composer, the next-generation desktop software application for electronic chart production.S-57 Composer represents the future in desktop production of S-57 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), Additional Military Layers (AML) and Inland ENC. The successor to the long-trusted CARIS HOM ENC and HOM AML products, S-57 Composer delivers a high… Read More

  • CARIS Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification 2008/01/07

    CARIS, a leading developer of geomatics software, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification. NSF International, an independent leader in ISO certification processes and services, conducted the audit.A globally recognized quality management standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 9001:2000 applies to organizations that design, develop, manufacture, install… Read More

  • CARIS Appoints Senior Business Developer Manager in Asia Pacific 2007/11/16

    CARIS, the leading provider of marine and hydrographic software, has appointed Mark Matthews as Senior Business Developer to focus on fostering business opportunities for the company's complete Ping-to-Chart product line across Asia Pacific.Prior to joining CARIS, Mark began his career as a Hydrographic Specialist with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Mark joined the RAN in 1985, and specialized a… Read More

  • CARIS Appoints Senior Business Developer in Latin America 2007/10/09

    CARIS, the leading provider of marine and hydrographic software, has appointed James (Jim) Page as Senior Business Developer to focus on fostering business opportunities for the company's complete Ping-to-Chart product line across Latin America.Prior to joining CARIS, Jim began his career in civil engineering working as Senior Scientist, Party Chief and Engineer for the Naval Oceanographic Office… Read More

  • CARIS Awarded ENC Production Contract from SHOM 2007/09/13

    In partnership with IIC Technologies, India, CARIS is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract for ENC production for the French National Hydrographic Office (SHOM).Using CARIS electronic chart production software, the current project will involve the compilation of a number of data sources including existing ENCs, paper charts and SHOM's hydrographic database, with the option to deliver… Read More

  • CARIS Selected for Brunei $6.3 Million NSDI Project 2007/05/11

    Brunei Darussalam has awarded a US$6.3 million project for delivery of the country's National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).Through the project, geomatics software company CARIS will deliver its spatial database and web-mapping technology.The primary contractor for the project is Selective Powertech Consulting of Brunei Darussalam, which has a specialization in information and communications… Read More

  • Core Production Database Version 2.5 Now Available 2007/04/30

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Core Production Database (CPD) version 2.5.Using Oracle® data processing, CPD is a seamless, geospatial database that enables stakeholders to consolidate their data into a single source, thus removing redundancy and establishing more efficient use of available data.Version 2.5 delivers new support for Unicode character sets, support for all regional… Read More

  • CARIS Opens Asia Pacific Office 2007/04/16

    Fredericton, NB, Canada - April 16, 2007 - CARIS has established a regional office in Australia to maximize support of its rapidly growing Asia Pacific customer base and expand its presence in this market.CARIS, a leading developer of geomatics software, recently opened its first office in the Asia Pacific region in Adelaide, Australia. CARIS' new office will deliver the company's geomatics softwa… Read More

  • EDS and CARIS Selected for UKHO Hydrographic Database Solution Contract 2007/03/20

    EDS, as a prime contractor, CARIS and LSC Group, as the sub-contractors, today announced their selection for the supply and support of a Hydrographic Database (HDB) system to the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO).Through the HDB Project, EDS and CARIS will deliver a workflow management system together with Bathymetry Database and Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) software to manage an… Read More

  • CARIS Releases New Version of Bathymetric Data Management Software 2006/12/11

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Bathy DataBASE 2.0 for the creation and management of bathymetric surfaces.Bathy DataBASE was developed to allow hydrographers to overcome obstacles of large bathymetric data sets and data sources. The software allows users to validate, prepare and compile bathymetric data from multiple formats and sources to create products.Among some of the features of… Read More

  • CARIS HPD 2.4 Adds AML Product Editors to the List 2006/10/02

    CARIS is pleased to announce the release of Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) version 2.4. With new product editors, new database support and new utility programs, the HPD user group of national hydrographic offices will advance towards a truly integrated hydrographic data management and production environment.The release of version 2.4 combines ideas and feedback from CARIS HPD users. Eighte… Read More

  • CARIS has a New Vice President of US Operations 2006/08/28

    CARIS is pleased to announce a new Vice President of CARIS USA. Paul R. Cooper has joined the CARIS executive team and will be responsible for directing all aspects of the company's US operations.     Mr. Cooper has more than 30 years experience in geospatial data collection, management and leadership in the US federal government and private industry. He comes to CARIS from Science… Read More

  • CARIS Hydrographic Production Database Adopted by Ecuador 2006/07/05

    CARIS is pleased to announce that the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy of Ecuador (INOCAR) has selected CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) in order to move to database-driven hydrographic production system."We are very proud to have this latest addition to our family of HPD users," said Dr. Salem Masry, CARIS President and CEO. "Ecuador represents the 18th nation to hav… Read More

  • Canada, Chile and Mexico Join to Announce Publication of First Chart from HPD 2006/06/26

    Canada, Chile and Mexico joined together during the 2006 Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC 2006) held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 8, 2006 to announce the release by each of these three countries of their first paper chart produced using CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD).This announcement commemorates the successful transformation of these hydrographic organizations to a fully in… Read More

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