CARIS announces launch of new version of Hydrographic Production Database

CARIS announces launch of new version of Hydrographic Production Database

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New Brunswick, Canada, 2 October 2006: CARIS has announced the release of Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) version 2.4. With new product editors, new database support and new utility programs, the HPD user group of national hydrographic offices are expected to advance towards a truly integrated hydrographic data management and production environment.

Among the highlights of 2.4 is the release of two new product editor programs. Additional Military Layer (AML) Editor for creation of S-57 format AML products and Generic Product Editor for interactive, graphical extraction of “product neutral” features, based on user-defined filtered sets of features and attributes. These product editors expand the existing HPD product suite, which already includes the HPD Source Editor, S-57 ENC Product Editor and Paper Chart Editor.

Eighteen nations have already adopted HPD in their hydrographic production workflow indicating industry acceptance of a database-driven approach to hydrographic data management and production.

In August this year CARIS announced that the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy of Ecuador (INOCAR) has selected CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) in order to move to database-driven hydrographic production system. INOCAR had selected a full implementation of HPD, which include HPD Server, Source Editor, S-57 ENC Editor and Paper Chart Editor. The INOCAR implementation will be a phased-in approach, beginning with the production of S-57 ENC then moving to Paper Charts. They intend to be in full-scale production by the end of 2006.

Using Oracle data processing, HPD offers an integrated suite of products that can manage all data in a seamless database, providing for simultaneous data processing and workflow by multiple users. Efficiency is maximized for data storage with features being stored only once, with the ability to create multiple representations for different products. For more information on the product visit: https://www.caris.com/products/software.cfm/prodID/2

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Based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, CARIS is a developer of geomatics software for hydrographic and marine industries. Software development is backed by a foundation of hydrographic community involvement. CARIS has been a long-standing participant in the IHO Transfer Standard Maintenance and Development Working Group, as well as the NATO Geospatial Maritime Working Group concerning the development and use of AMLs.