Tag: Hydrographic survey

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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Categories: Asset Management

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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The New Automated Way for Volume Calculation Saves Hours of Work

The New Automated Way for Volume Calculation Saves Hours of Work

Volume calculations are everyday work for marine surveyors and engineers. There are hours of tutorial videos, countless articles and studies on the internet about how to do volume calculations. You go through several steps and need thorough expertise and typically a variety of software to get the work done. Still, in many types of projects…

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How Can Dredging Companies Benefit from Online 3D Data Platform?

How Can Dredging Companies Benefit from Online 3D Data Platform?

The population on Earth is continuously growing and the coastal cities around the globe are expanding as well. Maritime transport with the new LNG technology offers an environmentally sustainable way for transporting goods. The climate change threatens the coastal areas and creates more need to coastal protection. These are some of the reasons likely to…

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How to Utilize Hydrographic 3D Survey Data

How to Utilize Hydrographic 3D Survey Data

The amount of hydrographic data is increasing As the technology for ocean and coastal zone mapping has developed, the amount of hydrographic data has increased exponentially. The data acquisition equipment has become more accurate and produces high resolution data. At the same time, the equipment has become more affordable. The use of autonomous vessels further…

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Categories: Asset Management, Surveyor
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