November 25, 2008 -- The Italian Hydrographic Institute (IIM) located in Genova, has been the official nautical charting agency of the Italian Navy since being founded in 1872. Its tasks include the production of nautical charts and documents aimed at the safety of navigation, and extend to the processing of all the data - scientific, technological and environmental – connected with the sea. Furthermore, it performs research within the nautical domain.
Joining hundreds of CARIS HIPS and SIPS users worldwide IIM will now have access to the latest technologies as they become available. Among these will be the implementation in HIPS of a new framework from CARIS designed to handle very large volumes of multi-dimensional data called CSAR. Likewise, IIM will have access to integration of Geocoder in HIPS and SIPS for processing multibeam backscatter, which will enable users to produce better quality mosaics than ever before.
Along with the purchase of CARIS HIPS and SIPS, IIM also received two weeks of training on the software at its facilities in Genova. The first week of training covered basic multibeam processing, including calibration and Quality Control reporting, as well as singlebeam processing. The second week covered more advanced topics such as workflows for Total Propagated Error and CUBE processing.
Established in 1979, CARIS is a leading developer of geospatial software. In addition to its Canadian headquarters, CARIS has offices in The Netherlands, United States, Australia and United Kingdom. There are also more than 40 resellers bringing sales and support of CARIS brand software to more than 75 countries. CARIS products and services are continually selected number one by esteemed military agencies, survey contractors, ports and harbours, municipalities, land administrators and academia among others.