Dole: from ARCS to Vector Charts

Reefership Marine Services, Dole Food in-house vessel management group, was responsible for the installation of C-MAP charts on Polish-built reefer vessels in 1994. The contract with C-MAP was terminated at the end of 2002 due to the fact that it was understood that the British Admiralty raster charts, ARCS, were legally accepted as an aid for navigation. This, however, is not the case. At that time it seemed like a good idea to use electronic copies of paper charts. However, Reefership Marine Services vessels experienced many problems installing raster onboard. And once the installation was complete further problems were encountered... (read more)
2004-06-02 12:00:00

CARIS Releases HPD 3.0

CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) 3.0 includes the addition of a 64-bit application, resulting in faster displays, faster exports and other operations where raster processing is involved. HPD 3.0 also includes a much simplified deployment process. A dynamic masking method is available, along with enhanced editing and checking tools for raster charting. HPD Publications provides an easier way to build custom catalogues for the user’s publication needs. HPD 3.0 also offers expanded product options for paper charts and Inland Electronic Navigational Charts (IENCs), where different versions of an IENC product can now be created and managed. The Feature Palette has... (read more)
2013-08-16 12:00:00

Laser-Scan Support for UKHO

Laser-Scan has signed a contract with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Ministry of Defence, for the support and maintenance of key operational production systems. The contract provides the UKHO with continued maintenance for two years to support chart production systems covering 3,300 charts. This includes both the Standard Navigational charts in paper form, and raster as the Admiralty Raster Chart Service (ARCS). The arrangement incorporates a Site Licence that will allow the UKHO to flexibly deploy and extend their existing application licences to meet developing operational scenarios. The support and maintenance element includes the application and database architecture suite... (read more)
2004-05-27 12:00:00

Digital Marine Mapping Data for the Worldwide Market

OceanWise invites expressions of interest from suppliers of geographic information wishing to market and distribute marine and coastal data to the engineering, environmental and location-based services sectors. As its twelve-month exclusive arrangement with GeoStore comes to an end, OceanWise plans to extend its network of distributors in order to maximise opportunities and market growth worldwide.   The data products comprise raster images of the well-known and popular Admiralty Chart series, marine topographic mapping and seabed surface models created and maintained by marine data specialists OceanWise.   The data products are optimised for use in desktop, portable and web-based geographical information... (read more)
2011-10-06 09:29:58

New Version of 2D and 3D Data Viewer

CARIS has announced the release of CARIS Easy View 4.0, a freeware data viewer for 2D and 3D data. CARIS Easy View 4.0 replaces the CARIS Easy View 2.0 which has already been downloaded by thousands of professionals and students. CARIS Easy View allows users to view spatial data from a wide range of file formats without the need for specialised software. For the first time CARIS Easy View is available for download in both 32 and 64-bit versions. In this latest version, support for a number of new raster and vector file formats has been added or enhanced, including... (read more)
2012-10-31 12:55:34

Next-generation Paper Chart Production Solution

CARIS, Canada, has launched Paper Chart Composer, the next-generation desktop software application for paper chart production. It is the successor to CARIS GIS product, delivering a highly intuitive workflow for creation of any official or customised chart. This allows users to improve efficiency in creating paper charts using the latest desktop production tools. Paper Chart Composer offers desktop users access to the same robust object creation and editing tools that exist in CARIS HPD. Out of the box, Paper Chart Composer can easily create paper charts automatically from S-57 ENC data, common vector and raster GIS formats and import from... (read more)
2012-04-24 12:00:00

ENCs the Only Route to Paperless Navigation

Is ‘dual fuel’ vector-vector the best way of getting there?
Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) are produced to the hydrographic standard S57 ed 3. In order to enjoy official status as ENCs they must accord with the product specification and be up-to-date, thereby meeting International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations for paperless navigation using an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) are produced to the hydrographic standard S57 ed 3. In order to enjoy official status as ENCs they must accord with the product specification and be up-to-date, thereby meeting International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations for paperless navigation using an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

New ARCS Malaysia

Shipping lines operating in Malaysian waters can now take advantage of new official digital chart coverage just released through the British Admiralty raster chart service ARCS. The 32 new ARCS charts of the region provide up-to-date comprehensive coverage of Malaysian sea lanes and ports. They are a key element in a major initiative by the UK-based chart producer to work more closely with other hydrographic offices around the world to improve availability and accessibility of official digital chart coverage in both vector and raster formats. The new Malaysian charts cover ports and waters around the Peninsular Malaysia, the Malaysian territories... (read more)
2005-12-16 12:00:00

Live Demonstration of CARIS Onboard

During the Shallow Survey 2015 conference held in Plymouth, UK, Teledyne and CARIS showcased the latest capabilities in autonomous survey operations with a live demonstration. For this demonstration a Z-boat with MB1 multibeam sonar and CARIS Onboard was given a survey line plan and deployed in the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. The raster files were viewed at the CARIS stand at Shallow Survey in Plymouth, some 4,500 miles away. CARIS Onboard is a near-real-time processing software program that automates the processing workflow for bathymetry and imagery data. Especially suited to remote operations utilising autonomous or unmanned platforms, CARIS Onboard... (read more)
2015-10-19 01:33:11

MrSID for iXSurvey

iXSurvey has recently purchased LizardTech’s GeoExpress software. The company acquires hydrographic and geophysical data which is crucial for both offshore and coastal engineering projects. GeoExpress is now being used to convert their raster images to MrSID, an industry-standard compression format and one that is natively read by nearly all geo-based software.   LizardTech has recently released the latest version of their image compression and preparation software; GeoExpress 8. This new product introduces a new version of the MrSID format; MG4 which allows users to compress a huge range of raster formats to the industry standard compression format and to compress... (read more)
2011-05-09 02:17:01
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