Tag: Hydrographic survey

ROVs in Underwater Surveys

ROVs in Underwater Surveys

ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) have been around for decades, especially in military use. The advancements in technology have enabled and increased the commercial use of the ROVs. Now different underwater and surface vehicles are surveying seabed and underwater assets all over the world. The advancing technology facilitates ROV use for different purposes Both, the surveying…

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How to Utilize Bathymetric Data in Port Operations?

How to Utilize Bathymetric Data in Port Operations?

Ports are required to support the safe navigation of vessels. To do this they perform regular hydrographic surveys in the port’s areas such as channels or berths. The International Federation of Surveyors have published the Guidelines for Hydrographic Surveys in Ports and Harbors, in which the hydrographic surveying methodology is described in detail. We represent…

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Three Steps of 3D Data from the Surveyor to the End User

Three Steps of 3D Data from the Surveyor to the End User

Surveyors usually do the whole workflow of hydrographical survey, from the field work to post-processing, in the same software. But what happens after processing the hydrographic data? This is usually where plenty of valuable information included in the survey data gets lost, as many surveyors lack the ability to easily deliver the large 3D point…

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The Benefits of a Cloud 3D Data Platform for Surveyors

The Benefits of a Cloud 3D Data Platform for Surveyors

The cloud technology is becoming more widely used in every industry. The benefits of cloud are obvious, starting from affordable storage space to easier access and sharing. Surveyors are used to traditional desktop software, but cloud service providers have often invested in easy-to-use user interface and therefore, the deployment of cloud platform is effortless. Benefits…

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QPS and GISGRO Software Integration Enables New Ways to Utilize Hydrographic Survey Data

QPS and GISGRO Software Integration Enables New Ways to Utilize Hydrographic Survey Data

Leading maritime software company QPS and GISGRO, an online platform by a Finnish high-tech company VRT Finland, have joined forces to enhance the utilization of hydrographic data. Integration of the two software provides hydrographic surveyors an easy way to share the complex 3D data to their clients, who can gain major benefits by further sharing…

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The Evolution of Underwater Surveying Over the Years

The Evolution of Underwater Surveying Over the Years

Technology development in the maritime industry is moving forward faster than ever. Underwater surveying companies are now more open to diving deeper in adopting breakthrough technological advancements, which are streamlining not just the surveying process but ports’ asset management as well. Lasers For many years, airborne lasers were used for seabed mapping with a level…

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See What Lies Underwater – Visualization of Water Depth in Ports

See What Lies Underwater – Visualization of Water Depth in Ports

Water is a constantly moving element, which shapes its surroundings substantially. In ports, where the requirement of a stable and safe environment is self-evident, this needs to be considered in the planning of maintenance. The amount of accumulation or erosion changes in different locations, depending on the currents, tides and features of the seabed. Somewhere…

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The Value in Point Clouds – Applications of 3D Point Cloud Data in Marine Surveying

The Value in Point Clouds – Applications of 3D Point Cloud Data in Marine Surveying

Point clouds are set of data points in three-dimensional coordinate system. Usually point clouds are produced by 3D scanners such as sonars or lasers and they present a surface of a physical asset or object. Point cloud is a very common data format when surveying marine assets, but what can you use it for? In…

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