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CARIS featured their vertical feature modelling: near real-time processing, and multibeam backscatter processing, along with other GIS solutions for the marine and hydrographic industries.

Vertical feature modelling with CARIS Bathy DataBASE™: Engineering Analysis Module - Traditionally, sonar systems and GIS tools have been used in marine surveys to create models of the seafloor. However, multibeam and laser scanning technology can also be installed in innovative ways to collect information about other submerged structures, including vertical quay walls and dams. Using Bathy DataBASE: Engineering Analysis Module, users can now create models from 3D point clouds of vertical and inclined features (e.g. in a port environment) to support repeatable computations for deformation analysis and infrastructure maintenance operations.

Near real-time processing with CARIS Onboard™: The near real-time sonar data processing and mapping application, CARIS Onboard, has been designed to work with survey launches, autonomous underwater vehicles and unmanned surface vehicles by automatically converting data as it becomes available. The data can then be used to generate a terrain model or mosaic. This allows for early visualization of seafloor characteristics, putting a greater emphasis on quality control, and supporting an environment of improved decision making and greater efficiency. CARIS Onboard is a force multiplier allowing multiple datasets to be processed quickly and consistently. With the ever expanding volume of data being collected at higher resolutions, CARIS Onboard fits seamlessly into the Ping-to-Chart™ suite of software and reduces your product creation timeline.

Multibeam backscatter processing with CARIS HIPS and SIPS™: CARIS has responded to the growing demand to robustly process backscatter data collected during marine surveys by implementing a new solution. Based upon industry-recognized algorithms and techniques, HIPS and SIPS™ 9.1 will now include an alternative method of processing backscatter, which produces high quality mosaics. This fresh approach to acoustic imaging considers both the geometric and radiometric aspects in order to get a fully processed imagery mosaic, and uniquely considers environmental conditions, as well as the seafloor topography in the computation. In a user friendly way, this solution has been implemented into the standard HIPS and SIPS workflow, with many of the required parameters being captured directly from raw data files.

CARIS is a leading developer of geospatial software for the marine and hydrographic industries. The exhibit will provide opportunity for industry professionals involved in ocean mapping to receive update and live demonstrations of the CARIS Ping-to-Chart™ product line, which provides an integrated solution for the entire workflow of hydrographic information from the echo sounder "ping" through to the production and distribution of charts and spatial data.

Their exhibits are of use to surveyors, data processors, cartographers, GIS technicians and data managers involved in ocean mapping and marine surveying; and attended the Handling Big Data; Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics; Monitoring Structural Integrity: Understanding Risk and Reliability; Ocean Observing Systems: Marine Technology and Services Sector Role in the Blue Economy; and Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase conference streams.

For more than 35 years, CARIS™ has been leading the way in the development of marine GIS software. CARIS offers a seamless solution from the echo-sounder ping to the production and distribution of charts and data. The CARIS Ping-to-Chart solution addresses sonar data processing, elevation data analysis, production of multiple chart types, and spatial data discovery over the internet. The solutions also undergo continuous innovation, and have evolved to provide the marine community with the near real-time sonar processing solution CARIS Onboard™, to realise even greater efficiencies and shorten the survey to product timeline. www.caris.com

 

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