A full suite of bathymetric data filters allows for easy and bulk removal of erroneous data. Filter by depth, sonar beam angle, across track distance, beam-to-beam slope limits, IHO error limits, and many more.
Create a comprehensive uncertainty model and compute uncertainty budgets for every sounding in your survey.
Over a decade of development and refinement has produced a set of industry leading processing tools. These include corrections for all vessel motion, tides, sound velocity artifacts, sensor timing errors, and many more.
The area based Subset Editor allows for powerful 2D and 3D data review. Erroneous points can be removed from the processing, but the data is always available for review and re-acceptance if necessary.
Review and correct all sensor data including Gyro, Heave, Pitch, Roll, Tide, GPS RTK, and many more. Integrated editors allow for easy data correlation.
Produce high-resolution grid models from your collected bathymetry. Grid creation can be based on modeling the sonar's footprint on the seafloor, or based on configurable error models. Produce multi-attributed gridded data to aid in data processing.
Apply the CUBE algorithm to all bathymetry to assist in data cleaning. Use the Subset Editor to review the CUBE results, and correct problem areas.
*The CUBE algorithm originates from the work of Dr. Brian Calder at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire.
Display water column imagery as a backdrop to your bathymetry. Verify features or locate objects in the water column, and import water column samples as fully-corrected bathymetry for product creation or analysis.
Supports over 40 industry standard formats including; Atlas, CMAX, Coda, EdgeTech, Elac, Furuno, GeoAcoustics, GSF, Hypack, LADS, MarineSonics, Navitronics, Qmips, Scripps, SDF, Seabeam, Seafalcon, SEGY, SHOALS, Simrad, Spawar, Swathplus, UNB, Winfrog, and XTF.
Flexible import architecture allows HIPS and SIPS to easily support new formats.
Display your survey data with other published data formats from electronic charts to aerial photography.
Support for many sonar configurations: Single Beam, Multi-beam, Multi-transducer (Sweep), Dual head Multi-beam, hull mounted Side Scan, towed Side Scan, ROV/AUV, and many more.
3D technology provides seamless movement over geographic area. Fuse all data layers together in a seamless 3D-terrain model. Visually identify problem areas, and launch the appropriate data editor.
Filter and automatically flag data that does not meet the IHO S-44 or IHO S-57 standards.
Produce a forward-looking uncertainty estimate for every sounding in your survey. Easily configure your platform for all uncertainty estimates that contribute to the overall uncertainty estimate of each sounding. Where available, integrate real-time uncertainty estimates from a variety of platforms to form a robust overall estimate.
Easily create scale based selected sounding sets and contour products from gridded data models.
Create a Bathymetry with Associated Statistical Error (BASE) surface with multiple attributes tracked at each node. Attributes can include:
Create paper plots using the Plot Composer application (available from the HIPS and SIPS download website). Include multiple map views, add markup and plot objects like scale bars, North arrows and more. Print directly to paper, or export to TIFF or Geospatial PDF.