FarSounder Overlays S-57 & S-63 Charts

The latest release of FarSounder’s SonaSoft software has been upgraded to be compatible with S-57 and S-63 Charts. Anyone using these chart formats is now able to overlay real-time data on their charts using FarSounder’s software, benefiting from its Forward Looking Sonar (FLS). This software upgrade will provide many more ships the safety of real-time 3D sonar data and the luxury of creating historical bathymetric maps. This will give them a significant amount of navigational awareness that they never had before. It is a game changer for mariners to compare what their chart says is ahead of them to what... (read more)
2017-09-15 09:33:31

HCU Students Join S-57 Workshop

A group of students participating in the GIS-hydrography module of HafenCity University's (HCU, Germany) masters programme in geomatics were invited to attend a workshop at the SevenCs’ office in Hamburg on 5 May 2014. The course was an introduction to the production of S-57 data by means of SevenCs ENC Tools. Attendees could experience hands–on training to gain insight into the production of electronic navigational charts (ENCs). Jochen Rudolph, managing director of SevenCs and ChartWorld, commented that having the HCU nearby provides the company with an opportunity to gain insight into the world of digital cartography related to maritime navigation.... (read more)
2014-05-19 09:18:36

Access to S-57 Data in ArcGIS

Esri ArcGIS software can now be used to visualise S-57 data with the symbology that the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) requires. The Esri S-57 Viewer can be downloaded free of charge. Esri S-57 Viewer is an add-on to ArcGIS for Desktop. The viewer allows users to query and analyse S-57 datasets in a GIS-centric environment, overlay S-57 data with other mapping data, such as bathymetric, topographic, environmental and satellite imagery layers, and apply various IHO S-52 properties such as Colour Scheme and Safety Contour Depth. Maritime data users can continue to leverage their investment in Esri technology by installing S‑57... (read more)
2012-03-01 09:11:47

S-100 Support in CARIS S-57 Composer 3.0

CARIS has released CARIS S-57 Composer 3.0, a desktop application for the production of electronic navigational products, including Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), Additional Military Layers (AML), Inland Electronic Navigational Charts (IENC) and Digital Nautical Charts (DNC). Users can use this version to experiment with creating S-100 features within an existing production environment, thus enabling them to do much more than simply convert data. Users can gain familiarity with the new complex and multiplicity attribute types, work with information types, assign a S-100 portrayal to features and work with the expanding registry of S-100 product specifications. Utilising the same workflows for... (read more)
2015-03-19 09:37:42

Online Training Course for CARIS S-57 Composer

CARIS, Canada, has launched a self-paced online training course. The S-57 Composer online training course is an introductory course that teaches workflow and functionality in the CARIS S-57 Composer software for the production of S-57 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs). The online training format provides the best of a classroom training setting with the convenience of learning at a self-chosen pace from the desktop. Users will have 24-hour access to the course from anywhere they have an internet connection. As a supplement to the CARIS classroom training, the online training course offers a timely and convenient learning solution. The S-57 Composer... (read more)
2012-05-09 09:39:13

S-57 Composer 2.2 Improves ENC to DNC Conversion

CARIS, with S-57 Composer 2.2, now offers a Digital Nautical Charts (DNC) Plug-in available through an optional license. The DNC Plug-in has a unique capability of automatically converting, with a first-pass success rate of 80%, DNC to Electronic Nautical Chart (ENC) and vice versa.     The DNC Plug-in allows for further refinements to the conversion with user customized mapping support and built-in editing and quality assurance tools.   CARIS has been at the forefront of working on the issue of conversion between DNC and ENC with international groups like the Hydrographic Information Harmonization Working Group (HIHWG). HIHWG was established... (read more)
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