CARIS Hydrographic Production Database Adopted by Ecuador

The Oceanographic Institute of the Navy of Ecuador (INOCAR) has selected CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) to move to database-driven hydrographic production system. According to CEO Dr. Salem Masry, Educator represents the 18th nation to have adopted HPD in their hydrographic production workflow. INOCAR has selected a full implementation of HPD which will include HPD Server, Source Editor, S-57 ENC Editor and Paper Chart Editor. A ten-day training session is being planned now and will be hosted in Ecuador shortly. The INOCAR implementation will be a phased-in approach, beginning with the production of S-57 ENC then moving to Paper Charts.... (read more)
2006-08-10 12:00:00

Douglas-Westwood Launch Online Wave & Tidal Database

Douglas-Westwood Ltd. are pleased to announce the official launch of The World Wave and Tidal Database, a unique online data source for the rapidly developing wave and tidal industries. The database contains project information on every identified wave and tidal energy project worldwide, in both operation and planning. More than 30 data fields are included for each project including location, costs, capacity, output, key contacts etc. and a detailed profile for each project is given. The World Wave and Tidal Database offers comprehensive project information in an easy to use and fully searchable format. (read more)
2004-05-14 12:00:00

Bathy Database 3.0 Integrates Land and Sea

Bathy DataBASE 3.0 continues to build on its sophisticated CSAR Framework that provides support for the display and manipulation of billions of points in both 2D and 3D. The package now supports the USGS grid format data and also allows its bathymetry to be easily exported to KMZ for display in Google Earth. This latest release also provides improved land and sea data integration allowing topographic DEMs (Digital Elevation Models) to be seamless combined and managed with bathymetric surfaces.The 3.0 release also sees the first phase of utilising a third party Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) for the backend storage... (read more)
2010-06-21 04:15:51

NOAA Releases Expanded World Ocean Database

NOAA have released the World Ocean Database 2009, the largest, most comprehensive collection of scientific information about the oceans with records dating as far back as 1800. This product is part of the climate services provided by NOAA. The 2009 database, updated from the 2005 edition, is significantly larger providing approximately 9.1 million temperature profiles and 3.5 million salinity reports. The 2009 database also captures 29 categories of scientific information from the oceans, including oxygen levels and chemical tracers, plus information on gases and isotopes that can be used to trace the movement of ocean currents.   "There is now... (read more)
2009-11-19 10:23:14

The ISO Standard for the ECS Database

ISO 19379
The Electronic Chart situation has developed in an unexpected way. When the first standards for chart systems were being written, the concentration was on those installations which would become the legal equivalent of a paper nautical chart. IMO produced a Performance Standard for ECDIS, and IHO prepared a companion standard for the ECDIS display; both were intended to define systems that would replace paper charts on board SOLAS vessels. IEC then produced a test standard to demonstrate compliance with these standards. All of these were completed in the late 1990s, and one would expect that by 2002 the world's shipping... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

US Army IENCs and Hydrographic Database Technology

US Army IENCs and Hydrographic Database Technology In 2001, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began to produce Inland Electronic Navigational Charts (IENCs) for US waterways. A paper chart was made from IENC data by IIC, working with the Corps; now improved HPD technology has been used to further investigate this concept and its ramifications for multiple product consistency, currency and ease of production. An essential feature of any charting programme is continual maintenance and dissemination of consistent, updated and significant products. With recent advances in Hydrographic Product Database (HPD) technology it is now possible to link and merge... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Port of Melbourne Selects Bathymetrical Database

CARIS has recently completed a successful project for the provision of a bathymetrical database system for the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC, Australia). PoMC conducts regular bathymetric surveys as part of its statutory obligation to provide safe and effective transit of vessels through the harbour. The project involved the integration of CARIS Bathy DataBASE and the Engineering Analysis Module into existing PoMC workflows. CARIS Bathy DataBASE is a management system for bathymetry data, with successful installations in over twenty countries. Bathymetry assets from a multitude of sources can be brought together, regardless of file size or data source and managed... (read more)
2012-10-01 11:35:12

Bathy DataBASE Emphases Bathymetric Lidar Surveys

Teledyne CARIS has released Bathy DataBASE (BDB) 4.4. This new version addresses the areas of feature generalisation and automation of product generation for chart compilation, as well as the increasing emphasis on bathymetric Lidar surveys. A collection of new techniques for generalising bathymetry in chart compilation workflows can be found in BASE Editor, which is part of the BDB suite. Point suppression and smoothing techniques help reduce the manual work associated with turning survey data into chart ready vector features. These techniques can be used in isolation or together with other bathymetric feature compilation tools to produce the best results... (read more)
2017-08-10 09:34:43

National Flood and Coastal Defence Database Enhancement Live

The UK Environment Agency (EA) has been working with 1Spatial and its system integration partner Scisys to evaluate data re-engineering for the National Flood and Coastal Defence Database (NFCDD) system during 2006. The changes approved through this evaluation have now been implemented and are live. In January the latest release of the NFCDD application provided by Scisys to the EA contained new functionality to perform simplification, geometric and topological validation against EA data. These processes make use of Radius Topology software from 1Spatial.  Initially, the EA worked with 1Spatial to evaluate the re-engineering options. This involved 1Spatial’s expertise in defining... (read more)
2007-05-25 03:08:00

Next Generation of dKart Office Feature Objects Database

HydroService AS announces the release of next generation of dKart Feature Objects Database software (dKart FODB 2.1) for use with their dKart Office ENC and Paper chart production system. dKart FODB is intended for centralised handling of scale-independent objects information (aids to navigation, traffic separation schemes, pipelines, etc.). The benefits of such ‘enhanced NavAids database’ are fairly obvious. Any scale-independent object (e.g. buoy) that belongs to several charts is created/edited only once (in the database). Applied up-dates/changes are distributed to the affected charts in an automated way. Such an approach offers increased information reliability and consistency (since there is a... (read more)
2004-02-10 12:00:00
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