Geospatial software specialist Teledyne CARIS has announced release of its latest Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) 3.2. As part of the Canadian company’s widely-adopted Ping-to-Chart facility, it offers an integrated suite of products for managing data in a seamless database, enabling simultaneous data compilation by multiple users.

The release will allow existing HPD users to implement new workflows while creating new products and ensuring additional value from their databases. Expanding the range of products that can be generated, the Tiled Raster suite creates image tiles from usage data which can then be served as background data for use with online services. Improved production capabilities have been developed to organise small craft and river charts into packages. Additional documents can also be added, customised and updated during chart maintenance operations.

By David Goodfellow