Teledyne CARIS releases enhanced tools for LiDAR data and automated bathy compilation

6 November 2018

Teledyne CARIS has released version 5.2 of its Bathy DataBASE (BDB) which introduces enhanced tools for validating and creating chart features from LiDAR surveys, as well as new bathymetry compilation techniques.

The updated workflow process in BASE Editor is designed to perform both quality control and feature set building from LiDAR data. It enables users to import LAS/LAZ data into the BASE Editor environment in order to assess quality, adjust classification and compare it against other sources. Relevant features can also be identified in the point data and imagery and directly modelled as S-57 features in the area-based cleaning tool. BDB 5.2 can also build a DEM, using CUBE or other gridding methods, and combine with data from other sensors to generate a full picture of the seabed and shoreline.

Building on BASE Editor's industry-leading toolkit, used worldwide to compile bathymetry for electronic navigational charts (ENC), two new surface smoothing techniques have been added along with several workflow improvements.

Surface smoothing tools are run on elevation data to prepare for automatic generation of smooth, topographically-sound and 'chart-ready' contours which are safe for navigation. These techniques are well suited to the production of high-resolution bathymetric ENC (bENC) overlays, where a reduction in contour complexity must be balanced against minimal narrowing of the channel.

Teledyne CARIS
Bremvallei 1
5237 LV 's-Hertogenbosch

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