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CARIS wins Dutch waterways project

The Netherlands: Rijkswaterstaat, an executive body of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment in the Netherlands, awarded National Survey Storage System project to CARIS.

CARIS software will be utilised in the processing, storage and delivery of the huge volumes of data generated to keep the waterways running smoothly. The data is used to support good dredging practices, to assess the state of maintenance of the waterways, and for flood management and scientific research.

Rijkswaterstaat will be utilising components of CARIS’ Ping-to-ChartTM solution for their National Survey Storage System. CARIS BASE Manager will be used to analyse the data, with the data then being stored on Bathy DataBASE servers connected to Oracle Spatial databases. The CARIS Spatial Fusion Enterprise Server publishes this data, which can then be accessed by a Spatial Fusion Enterprise Viewer, as well as any other Open Geospatial Consortium compliant map client.

Esther Hoveling, project manager at Rijkswaterstaat, said, “With this commercial off the shelf product we can implement the solution in a short time and, because of its interoperability, we will be able to connect it to our application architecture and retain the agility that modern government agencies require.”

The National Survey Storage System is expected to have more than 100 Rijkswaterstaat users deployed at 10 regional departments throughout the Netherlands. In addition to the software, CARIS will provide training, at least seven years of technical support and, together with MX Systems, the expertise for data migration to the new system.

Source: CARIS