This layer can be populated with S-57 standards-based hydrographic objects. Several Edit layers are created to regroup field observations relating to additions, modifications or deletions affecting existing chart information. This data is then exported to hydrographic production software to be applied as an update to existing charts or ENCs. Some functional advantages of this layer are given below:
The marker layer contains field notes and information that would normally be entered in a paper field book. This layer must be associated to a reference S-57 data layer. Only markers can populate this type of layer. Some of their characteristics are listed below.
Digital scan of document attached to new object
Pictures or other multimedia files can be attached as well
Multimedia file browser available for adding new information as attribute or for verification purposes
New and improved object editing tools for modifying Point, Line, and Area objects
Context sensitive cursor functions
Point with the mouse, enter coordinates manually, or utilize positions directly from a GPS receiver.
To enable easy transfer to digital chart or ENC production software, Notebook supports the following output formats:
Create a high resolution GEOTIFF of your display.
Object Import Utility
Convert your data to S-57 objects
Handbook data import
Pydro data Import
Import from Selection
Change the colour map used for image products display: BASE Surfaces and mosaics
Apply and alter artificial sun illumination to bring out directional bottom texture and subtle features
Design custom colour palettes to apply to HIPS images
Add a raster legend
Control the appearance of tile sets created in Fieldsheet Editor or with Surface cleaning
Select the tile attribute controlling the tiles' display colours
Use SQL-type queries to design attributes-based filters for tile sets
Query the tiles' statistics and other attribute information
Connectivity to HIPS through the session file
Definition of the subset area from the Notebook display
Verification of surrounding soundings in Subset Editor
Quality control through inspection and query of original HIPS source data
Open HIPS session files in Notebook
Query information stored in field sheets
Reference data in raster format provides visual support for location and validation of hydrographic objects in the field. Notebook supports the following geo-referenced raster formats:
Reference data in vector format provides visual support for location and validation of hydrographic objects in the field. Notebook supports the following geo-referenced vector formats:
In the case of S-57 and HOB files, data can also be copied to Edit layers for updating/modification purposes. All S-57 data is displayed following S-52 standards.
A set of comprehensive filter tools allows isolating specific groups of S-57 features by creating sub-layers to the source data. This filtering works on data layers of the following types:
The filtered S-57 layers can be displayed on top of the reference data.
The complex filter can be saved to a file and be reused in other projects.
Query selected displayed Data and related attributes
Tool-tips for quick visual query of S-57 ENC Attributes, BASE Surface Attributes, Tile Attributes, and HIPS
Trackline Attributes on the graphics display.