MTR100 '13 Caris

Marine Technology Reporter
Monday, September 23, 2013

115 Waggoners Lane
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 2L4
 Tel: (506) 458-8533

CEO/President: Dr. Salem Masry
  Employees: 170

Established in 1979, CARIS is a leading developer of geospatial software designed to cater the marine GIS community and is built on decades of hydrographic experience. The CARIS Ping-to-Chart solution is designed to deliver an integrated and seamless solution for the entire workflow of hydrographic information from processing the echo-sounder ping to the production and distribution of the chart. This integrated software solution provides resource optimization and a true operational advantage. CARIS offers training sessions, consulting and technical support services, as well as an extensive series of courses to make sure that its clients fully utilize the software’s capabilities. Users can also gain swift access to qualified technical experts via on-line services, multilingual telephone support and email. CARIS is a privately held company with more than 170 engineering, IT and business professionals employed in its headquarters in Fredericton, Canada, as well as in CARIS offices in the Netherlands, the US, Australia and the United Kingdom. In addition, CARIS has a network of more than 20 worldwide distributors.

The Tech:

The CARIS Ping-to-Chart product line is designed to deliver an integrated software solution for the entire workflow of hydrographic information from processing the echo-sounder ping to the production and distribution of charts. CARIS software enables the processing and visualization of large bathymetric datasets, geospatial data management, spatial analysis, paper, ENC and military chart production, calculating maritime limits and boundaries based on United Nations guidelines, port and waterway engineering and Web mapping and discovery. Through liaisons with the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) CARIS has been closely involved in the development of industry data standards and has worked on various consulting and development projects.

(As published in the July/August 2013 edition of Marine Technologies -

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