The integration of the Process Designer to HPD introduces new capabilities for automation, efficiency and usability. Users can now create customized workflows tailored for their needs to save, share, and execute automatically. This addition offers users end-to-end control of processing through automation, thus minimizing the chance of erroneous steps and maximizing time management.
A new use for the existing Process Designer Tools window came about during the 2019 CARIS Hackathon. Using a clever twist on a current procedure, we can help our users move quickly from task to task after porting the searchable Tools list into the main application. Adding the Tools window to your display gives you direct access to a list of all available HPD processes. Simply select a tool from the window or begin typing in the search field to plan your next move. Double click on the process name and you can immediately configure your options.
HPD supports applying sequentially multiple mapping rules when populating and updating HPD products with source data. This means you can automate part of your production workflow by executing mapping rules to filter out features, set attribute values, mask edges or create new features when populating HPD products and running the command Compare Product/Panel to Source.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: