Backscatter - From Ping to Database

A Canadian Hydrographic Service Perspective
The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is willing to make better use of the backscatter intensity data collected with their multibeam sounding systems. All the backscatter data collected during the last 2 decades were not systematically processed and maintained, so a lot of valuable information has not been used yet and is archived on tapes and disks. The intent of CHS is to make an inventory of this data and to process it to a minimum level so that it can be made accessible to its cartographers and to the scientific community. Backscatter information can be a valuable piece of information... (read more)
2014-05-19 03:00:47

Admiralty World ENC Database Expanding

The UK Hydrographic Office's Admiralty ENC and ECDIS services continue their major expansion with over 6,500 ENC cells now available worldwide and with a further 1,000 cells scheduled to be added by the end of the year.   Regular updates on the number of ENCs available worldwide indicate steady growth as contributing nations continue to increase coverage of their waters and new nations make their ENCs available.   All data received is added to the ENC database and Base or Update Exchange Sets are made available through the UKHO's Value Added Reseller (VAR) and distributed to the mariner weekly as... (read more)
2007-10-17 03:22:00

Database Production for Polish Navy

The Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy (HOPN) is making the move to a database-driven production solution with CARIS HPD. HPD will enable HOPN to update product-specific features and make customisations while maintaining the source data, providing efficiencies and ensuring improved standards of consistency. HOPN has in recent years gained experience with CARIS' database solutions when implementing CARIS Bathy DataBASE for the management of their bathymetric data. A series of visits by CARIS consultants will take place over the first quarter of the year for training and consulting to aid in implementing HPD fully into the HOPN chart production workflow.... (read more)
2015-02-13 09:30:00

Updated Global Maritime Boundaries Database

The 11th Edition of the Global Maritime Boundaries Database, or "GMBD," provides a concise, GIS-based, research tool containing the current state of global maritime claims, boundaries and related information mined from Law of the Sea experts, maritime analysts, the U.S. government, the United Nations, published reference books and journals and the Internet. The GMBD can be used for automated and graphical analyses related to hydrographic surveys, offshore oil and gas exploration, fisheries, telecommunications, marine minerals and mining, defence, shipping, construction, pollution, marine scientific research, marine archaeology, recreation and ocean law, among other applications. GMBD users include agencies of the United... (read more)
2006-02-10 12:00:00

Maritime Boundaries Database Now Online

Marine Regions, an online standard list of georeferenced marine place names, areas, regions, marine and maritime boundaries, has been launched. It is an integration of the VLIMAR Gazetteer and the VLIZ Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase. Marine Regions is managed by the Flanders Marine Institute. The VLIMAR Gazetteer is a database with geographic, mainly marine names such as seas, sandbanks, seamounts, ridges, bays or even standard sampling stations used in marine research. The geographic cover of the VLIMAR Gazetteer is global, but was initially focused on the Belgian Continental Shelf and the Scheldt Estuary and the Southern Bight of the North Sea.... (read more)
2012-12-03 02:08:08

Canadian ENCs Added to UKHO Database

Canadian Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) which include the vital St Lawrence Seaway, a system of canals connecting the Great Lakes to the St Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean, have now been added for the first time to the UK Hydrographic Office's Admiralty database.   As new cells continue to pour into the service from all over the world, the Admiralty ENC and ECDIS services offer the most comprehensive offical coverage available from any provider in the world today. With electronic chart production at full tilt around the globe, the Canadian cells bring the number of high quality, official cells... (read more)
2008-01-23 10:47:26

More Wrecks in Database Than Charted

Although there are thousands of recorded shipwrecks, many of them are not shown on navigation charts, since such charts only contain wrecks which are considered to be a navigational hazard. SeaZone provides a database of UK wreck information plus extensive worldwide coverage. The data has been captured from multiple sources, detailing wreck location and additional information including wreck depth, identification, state, cargo and circumstance of loss.   SeaZone can provide information relating to wrecks in a specific geographic area or can make the whole wreck database available under license. This information is fully available for use in customer GIS systems.... (read more)
2012-01-10 11:39:58

Panama Canal Authority Adopts CARIS Bathy DataBASE

In its expansion using CARIS technology, the Panama Canal Authority has recently adopted CARIS Bathy DataBASE for storing and managing the CanalĀ“s bathymetric information. The waterway's heavy traffic and expansion operations called for a robust and efficient method to manage survey data. The implementation of Bathy DataBASE will also contribute to the constant monitoring of navigation channel conditions, as well as ongoing dredging operations.   The Panama Canal Authority has been using CARIS HPD since 2012 for chart production as part of the Panama Canal expansion project. It is expected that the Panama Canal Authority will be making full use... (read more)
2014-04-01 03:25:13

Finland Selects CARIS Hydrographic Production Database

The Finnish Transport Agency Liikennevirasto (FTA) has selected the CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) as the new system for chart production for its current and future needs. With many lakes, an archipelagic sea and an estimated 40,000 islands, the FTA has a large and complex portfolio of navigational charts to maintain. The project to implement HPD will include deployment of software and the migration of existing products into an optimised workflow where data is centrally managed and various product types are derived from one updated source. The system will provide a platform where user-friendly, efficient tools and processes are of... (read more)
2017-09-27 08:34:36

Bathy DataBASE 4.0 Provides Speed and Scalability

CARIS, headquartered in Canada, has released Bathy DataBASE 4.0 for managing and analysing bathymetry data. Powered by the CSAR engine and backed by RDBMS technology, the solution delivers a robust and scalable solution for the storage and analysis of ever-expanding volumes of Sonar and Lidar data. The latest version of Bathy DataBASE is available in a 64-bit version. A new dataset grouping tool makes the display and analysis of multiple grids and point cloud datasets fast and simple. The surface combine tool has been re-factored to use memory more efficiently, making the process dramatically faster and more scalable. New database... (read more)
2012-10-22 09:33:56
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