Expanding Marine Mapping Programme

Following an agreement with the Norwegian Hydrographic Service, SeaZone is rolling out the next stage of its global marine mapping programme. The contract, signed at the 4th Extraordinary International Hydrographic Conference in Monaco, provides SeaZone access to base data for the whole of the North Sea, which will be used to improve the coverage of SeaZone HydroSpatial, and other geographic information products.   SeaZone HydroSpatial is the first "off the shelf" authoritative digital marine mapping, engineered and maintained from raw material from hydrographic offices and other data agencies. HydroSpatial provides reference information comparable with land mapping and is designed for... (read more)
2009-08-18 03:02:31

SHADOWS Mapping Sonar

The delivery of high quality, repeatable data is of paramount importance for the successful collation of any large dataset, particularly when the data is acquired in a number of successive campaigns (as with EEZ mapping, route surveys, debris surveys, pre-seismic surveys, environmental characterization surveys, etc). IXSEAs SHADOWS Mapping Sonar is an innovation in seafloor mapping, that may give the answer.   Aside a Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS technology), SHADOWS combines automatic generation in real-time of high-resolution mosaic in GeoTiff format; high-accuracy positioning (the mosaic is generated from the fish position); 600 m true swath (no blind zone at nadir); coverage... (read more)
2008-05-26 12:00:00

Mapping Underwater Habitat

Biosonics’ Visual Habitat DT-X is a software product for the rapid assessment and mapping of aquatic habitat features. With Visual Habitat software, users can present information in a clear and visually captivating display. DT4 data files can be processed to generate full colour maps displaying transects as data layers highlighting bathymetry, plant coverage, plant canopy height and substrate type. When viewing each file echogram, simultaneously the synchronised transect map view can be monitored. This dual-viewing mode of Visual Habitat DT-X allows for visual ground truthing of a plan (map) view with a cross-section (echogram) view. An integrated utility automatically provides... (read more)
2013-08-01 08:36:44

Mapping Software Training Partnership

Highland Geo Solutions, Canada, has entered into an agreement to becoming EIVA Training Partner. Highland Geo Solutions specialises in survey solutions for marine and terrestrial mapping projects. In the future, the company will be offering EIVA software training courses in Canada and other selected areas as well. Graham Nickerson, general manager at Highland Geo Solutions finds that EIVA’s software toolbox addresses various survey acquisition and processing requirements of clients, worldwide. Highland Geo Solution’s survey mapping team supports this software and its users with qualified and experienced training facilitators. The first training course - where Highland Geo Solutions will feature EIVA... (read more)
2013-07-29 12:16:06

LANDMark Mobile Mapping

Applanix introduced today the latest LANDMark Marine mobile mapping solution, which enables the creation of seamless models of near shore environments by providing a georeferenced point cloud which integrates with equivalent multibeam sonar data. Fully integrated with the industry-leading POS MV and POSPac MMS georeferencing and motion compensation suite, LANDMark Marine is a complete solution that comes ready to mount and operate on any marine vessel. Key components include a 2 axis laser scanner with built-in digital camera, complete control software for Microsoft Windows-CE, XP or Vista, a boresighting software module for accurately and repeatedly measuring Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)... (read more)
2010-03-10 12:00:00

IXSEA Seafloor Mapping Solutions

IXSEA launched its new seafloor mapping solutions at 0i08. These products offer integrated solutions, which combine sonar, seismic, gradiometer and magnetometer technologies and sensors to meet the different demands of seabed mapping and survey projects.   IXSEA provides a powerful suite of real-time data acquisition, processing and interpretation tools, designed by geophysicists and survey analysts. The data stream is channelled to edit mission reports in real-time and boost productivity. This software is compatible with other manufacturers' sensors and technologies.   From off-the-shelf advanced processing sonars to sub-bottom profilers, magnetometers to gradiometers, IXSEA provides ideal sensors and solutions depending on each... (read more)
2008-03-26 12:18:20

Mapping Liquid Water on Mars

To tie in with NASA’s recent announcement about the discovery of liquid water on Mars, Esri has put together an interactive story map showing the craters and canyons on Mars that reveal evidence of water. Watch animations of the recurring slope lineae (water stains) across four different craters and explore satellite imagery and elevation data for the 'Red Planet'. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during... (read more)
2015-09-30 11:55:57

Follow Underwater Mapping Expedition Live

From now until the end of November 2013, exploration vessel Nautilus will be exploring the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The rotating exploration corps aboard EV Nautilus will be mapping the geological, biological, archaeological and chemical aspects of these regions to depths of approximately 2,000 metres. Discoveries made during the expedition will be shared live on the web via telepresence technology, bringing the unexplored ocean directly to the screens of visitors to the mission's website. The 2013 expedition season consists of multiple cruise legs and will begin off the U.S. coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsequent cruise... (read more)
2013-06-25 08:49:14

Mapping and Modelling SS Polwell

Originally constructed in the North East of England in 1888, the SS Polwell was used by German forces at the start of World War I. However, early on in the war, the vessel was captured off Gibraltar by the British Admiralty and requisitioned into service as a defensively armed merchant ship. The SS Polwell was torpedoed off the Irish coast by a German submarine in 1918. Now, after resting on the seabed for almost a century, details of this historic shipwreck have been revealed using the latest multibeam sonar technology and CARIS HIPS and SIPS software. On 5 June 1918, the... (read more)
2016-03-03 03:24:42

Post-IPY: Arctic Mapping Continues

Just as the 1957–1958 International Polar Year (IPY) marked the beginning of a decades’ long effort to map and understand the Arctic Ocean, the present IPY, which ended on 1 March 2009, is being followed by a surge of activity. I am honoured to play a small part in this.   National Geographic's ‘Arctic Landgrab' article (May 2009, vol. 205, no. 5, pp. 104-121) recently showed the areas north of Alaska surveyed by scientists from the University of New Hampshire's Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM, 1) in support of a future US submission to the UNCLOS. I have... (read more)
2009-12-04 04:14:50
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