Developer of marine mapping software Teledyne CARIS has released new version of its Bathy DataBASE (BDB) software.
This 4.4 version addresses the areas of feature generalization and automation of product generation for chart compilation, as well as the increasing emphasis on bathymetric Lidar surveys.
A collection of new techniques for generalizing bathymetry in chart compilation workflows can be found in BASE Editor, which is part of the BDB suite. Point suppression and smoothing techniques help reduce the manual work associated with turning survey data into chart ready vector features. These techniques can be used in isolation or together with other bathymetric feature compilation tools to produce the best results possible, the company explains.
New Lidar point cloud editing tools allow for visual inspection, elimination of outliers, and point re-classification to be performed at the same time; with one tool.
According to Teledyne CARIS, BDB 4.4 also offers improved automation for S-102 and bENC overlays through the inclusion of new sample process models.