CARIS BASE Editor: Bathymetric Analysis Course

This course explores the use of the CARIS BASE Editor in the processing and preparation of bathymetric datasets. The course uses presentations, discussions and demonstrations, and hands-on practical exercises.


Anyone wanting to have a more in-depth knowledge of CARIS BASE Editor and to learn more about importing, validating, compiling, analyzing and extracting bathymetric data, as well as deriving product ready cartographic features from digital terrain models.

Topics Include

  • Survey Data Management Overview
  • Concepts in bathymetry data storage and associated workflows
  • Gridded surface and 3D point cloud creation for the storage of large volume bathymetric datasets
  • Using 3rd party height sources either through import or natively
  • Data cleaning and validation using area-based cleaning tools using 2D and 3D windows
  • Handling sparse data using Triangulation
  • Surface analysis and computations (e.g. differences, extracts, vertical shift, profiles, compute bands, etc.)
  • 3D visualization for large data volumes with raster image and vector draping
  • Creation of Product Surfaces (e.g. Combined surfaces)
  • Advanced terrain model smoothing algorithms
  • Creation of S-102 datasets
  • Feature creation and editing for navigational purposes (e.g Creation of Depth Contours and Depth Areas, safe side smoothing)
  • Smart sounding selection for cartography
  • Prepare objects for use in chart production
  • Export bathymetric data and bathymetry products to 3rd party formats
  • Process automation


  • Familiarity with operating computers and software
  • Familiarity with basic hydrographic concepts and terminology
  • Experience with bathymetric data

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