Bathy DataBASE Suite

Bathymetric Data Management for the Future

Powered by the CSAR engine and backed by proven RDBMS technology, Bathy DataBASE delivers a robust and scalable solution for the storage and analysis of ever-expanding volumes of sonar and lidar data.

Bathy DataBASE is able to incorporate all sources of data from historical fieldsheets to the latest high density multibeam surveys in a single space.

Manipulate, analyze and compile data using intuitive CARIS tools, and create bathymetric and cartographic products with confidence.

Extend the Bathy DataBASE advantage by adding the new Engineering Analysis Module to import, create and maintain theoretical models of the seafloor for dredging and other engineering options.

Feature Highlights

Here are the top new features in the latest release of Bathy DataBASE

New Scope for BDB Server

As part of expanding the scope of activities that can be supported in BDB Server, databases now support both feature and coverage data management. The object and attribute model is now fully exposed to the user and can be customized to include any point, line or polygon feature types as required by the customer. This allows the role of BDB Server within an organization to expand beyond bathymetric DEMs and into new areas of data management.

Subset Editor Data Filtering

Interacting with the data that you want to in Subset Editor has never been easier. There are new geometry and attribute-based filters available that limit the data loaded into Subset Editor, allowing very quick isolation of points of interest in a specific area. The filters can be toggled independently, allowing quick access to points for cleaning or classification.

Flexible Interface for Organizing and Interacting with Data

To support the changing needs of the modern hydrographic office, CARIS is pleased to provide a redesigned application interface that gives users new tools for managing and deriving information and products from diverse sources of data. With expanded access to GIS formats such as GeoPackage, services such as Web Feature Services, and direct connections to databases such as PostgreSQL, new possibilities emerge for integrating and expanding the use of CARIS applications within an organization. The new application interface provides a consistent user experience when connecting to different data sources, filtering, grouping, setting up display properties and portrayal instructions.

Navigation Controls

Bathy DataBASE is an effective platform for exploring geospatial data. New navigation options have been added to make interacting with data easier and more intuitive including a new pan navigation mode and the addition of the 3D View Controls Types in the toolbar. The user can set the preferred navigation modes and transition seamlessly between the 2D and 3D Views.

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

BASE Editor

A desktop application for compiling and analyzing source bathymetry

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 new and historical sources. Integrate the latest high resolution bathymetry and topography with historical data in a user friendly environment. Visualize the 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.

Connect to the Bathy DataBASE Server to provide a complete source bathymetry data management system.

Bathy DataBASE Server

Incorporating the latest database driven technology for storing and managing source bathymetry

Backed by the proven RDBMS technology of Oracle® Spatial and PostgreSQL, the Bathy DataBASE server offers a secure and reliable mechanism for storing and managing bathymetric data.

Use batch tools and APIs to load bathymetry datasets into the Bathy DataBASE Server as fully attributed objects. The data model includes a feature catalogue for customized object attribution.

BASE Manager connects to the Bathy DataBASE Server and provides tools for analyzing, filtering and extracting the contents of the database.

The Bathy DataBASE Server Administration Tools provide configuration control over the Bathy DataBASE Server. These tools allow for user management, logging control, back up scheduling, database creation and other database administrative processes.

The Bathy DataBASE Server, along with the BASE Manager and Spatial Fusion Enterprise clients, is a key component of the CARIS Ping-to-Chart solution.

Technical Specifications

BASE Editor 5.1



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 7® Professional 64-bit with SP1



Bathy DataBASE Server 5.1



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

Operating System

Windows Server 2016® 64-bit


If using PostgreSQL

  • RDBMS computer:
    • PostgreSQL 10.0 and PostGIS 2.4, or
    • PostgreSQL 9.6 and PostGIS 2.3

If using Oracle

  • RDBMS computer:
    • Oracle® 12c Release 2 (12.2), Enterprise Edition with Oracle® Spatial, or
    • Oracle® 11g (, Enterprise Edition with Oracle® Spatial
  • BDB Server computer:
    • Matching client, either Oracle® 12c Client, or Oracle® 11g Client


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