BASE Editor

Future-Proof Bathymetric Data Management

Access the latest tools for working with bathymetric data. Use BASE Editor™ to validate, analyze, and compile datasets in a variety of formats and from multiple sources. Integrate the latest high resolution bathymetry and topography with historical data in a user friendly environment. Visualize data with raster images and vector features in the 3D viewer.

Once the data is prepared, generate products like smoothed contours, depth areas, and selected soundings for use in chart production.

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Core Features

Data Analysis

Visualize data in 2D and 3D. Display data over OGC services. Use different tools tools to compare your data.

Merge different data sources

Through the combine process, combine data from historical field sheets to the latest high density multibeam surveys in a single space.

Vector bathymetric product creation

Through our trusted tools, create contours, soundings and meta object for cartographic purpose in S-57 and S-100 format.

LAS Lidar support

Clean and classify lidar points in Subset Editor, S-57 and S-100 vector objects creation directly from the point cloud in Subset Editor or the 3D Viewer.

Video recording

Create a fly-through video using our 3D view for any type of bathymetric data.


Process model and python automate empowers any workflow to be fully automated and launched in one click from BASE Editor.

Feature Highlights in version 6

Teledyne Geospatial is pleased to announce the release of CARIS BASE Editor 6.1 now including enhanced automation through integrated python support to CARIS process models. Additionally, BASE Editor 6.1 adds "on-the-fly" vertical transformation providing a user-friendly way to display data in a different vertical datum.

* Note - An updated license file will be required to use BASE Editor 6.1.

SEP 25, 2023


To integrate with third-party solutions or to include with individual business logic, BASE Editor can now use custom processes written in python scripts and use CARIS Process Designer to add them inside a process model. Additionally, CARIS Batch can now be used to launch process models. The combination of these functionalities enhance CARIS automation tools making it possible to execute automated workflow across CARIS applications.

These different tools provide the ability to use a single application as a hub to launch automated workflows.

Python Support

Python scripting is the most flexible way to use CARIS Bathy DataBASE for automating workflows and support is now available for version 3.9, 3.10 and 3.11. Updating to new versions of Python helps safeguard IT infrastructure so join CARIS in upgrading today. Based on in-house testing, upgrading from Python 3.5 or 3.7 to 3.9, 3.10 or 3.11 should have minimal impact on user scripts.

On-the fly transformation

With the release of CARIS BASE Editor 6.1, new tools are available to apply vertical transformations using EPSG registered vertical datums. To provide more flexibility for customers, BASE Editor 6.1 provides the ability to create your own vertical datum using customers' own transformation models.

In addition, a new "on-the-fly" feature delivers vertical transformation to visualize data using a 3D coordinate reference system.

Connect to CARIS Cloud

CARIS BASE Editor now provides the ability to configure a connection to a CARIS cloud tenant. CARIS BASE Editor users can visualize the portfolio of data and products distributed through CARIS Cloud tenants.

A full list of enhancements is available to subscription members on the CARIS Customer Support site.

To view a list of features visit the Bathy DataBASE What's New page.

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Technical Specifications

BASE Editor



Recent generation multi-core CPU


16 GB of RAM


7200 RPM disk drive or solid-state drive for data storage and processing, minimum 1 GB available for installation


NVidia or AMD display adapter, with an OpenGL 3.3 compatible GPU, with 2GB of memory or greater

Operating System

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, or Windows 11 Professional 64-bit



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