Save time and money from port maintenance by analysing 3D data yourself

3D data has been an important part of safety in ports for a long time. Asset integrity and safe clearance depths are checked with regular 3D surveys, analysing seabed erosion and accumulation and possible damages to the structures, for example.

Often, the analysis is done by a consultant or an engineering company because 3D data is challenging even to open without the right software and know-how. A cloud platform GISGRO is designed to tackle those challenges and allow you to efficiently utilise the 3D data.

In this blog, you find three examples of utilising 3D data in port asset management with easy online tools.

1 Inspect under keel clearance

Echosounder survey for port sea areas provides 3D data, visualised commonly with color maps.

Previously, the output of the survey might have been only a PDF of depth charts, for example. In GISGRO, in addition to depth charts (which you can download easily yourself), you can examine target depths or automatically add soundings to the survey data. See the video below to find out how the bathymetric tools work!


2 Analyse the damages to structures

Damages on structures may occur due to a collision by a vessel or weathering by environmental stressors, like tides or ice. In GISGRO, verifying the exact location and extent of the damage is easy. Use cross-section or wall analysis tools to see how deep the damage is, or check the dimensions with measurement tools.

3 Calculate volumes for dredging

Ports commonly use hydrographic survey data when planning dredging operations to ensure safe clearance depths in the seaways. Calculating the needed volumes to be dredged has been a laborious task and is very often done by consultants. In GISGRO, you can calculate the volume of sediment to be removed with only a few clicks. See the video below to learn how.

You can try these features yourself by getting a demo account.


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Ville Mäkeläinen GISGRO

Ville Mäkeläinen
+358 44 513 2222



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