Teledyne CARIS, a renowned marine mapping software specialist, has released its latest version of Bathy DataBASE 4.4 (BDB) in the month of August. This new version addresses the important areas of feature generalization and automation of product generation for chart compilation, as well as the increasing emphasis on bathymetric Lidar surveys.
A collection of new techniques for generalizing bathymetry in chart compilation workflows can be found in BASE Editor, which is part of the Bathy DataBASE 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 possible.
New Lidar point cloud editing tools allow for visual inspection, elimination of outliers, and point reclassification to be performed at the same time; with one tool.
Bathy DataBASE 4.4 also offers improved automation for S-102 and bENC overlays through the inclusion of new sample process models. This will reduce the time required to get an automated production line up and running.
About Teledyne CARIS
For over 35 years, Teledyne CARIS has been the leading developer of marine mapping software. Teledyne CARIS offers a highly effective solution for near real-time processing and robust quality control of sonar data and the creation and distribution of maps, charts, and digital datasets.
Developed in cooperation with hydrographic clients and universities, the CARIS toolset provides clients with resource optimization and a true operational advantage.
Known for the Ping-to-Chart solution, a software designed to deliver an integrated and seamless solution for the entire workflow of hydrographic information, Teledyne CARIS offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, from the processing of the echo-sounder ping to the production and distribution of the chart.
CARIS software offers a comprehensive level of support with training sessions, consulting, and a series of courses as well as technical support via online services, multilingual telephone support, and email.
The newest product in the toolset, CARIS Onboard, is a near real-time and autonomous data processing package which has been developed with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) in mind. This solution acts as a force multiplier when used on survey vessels by fitting seamlessly into the Ping-to-Chart suite of software, and reducing the overall product creation timeline.