New Seabed Characterization Tool
A new feature of Chesapeak Technology’s SonarWiz 7 is the new Seabed Characterization tool. It now incorporates bathymetric slope, roughness, TPI and any spatially distributed variable that can aid the characterization algorithm to generate classes of texture.
From that, it produces a vector polygon layer that can be exported for use outside SonarWiz.
Unlike producing the analysis in a GIS or image processing package, SonarWiz performs the analysis BEFORE the data is mosaiced and geo-referenced. This reduces the impact of artifacts in the nadir and far field, which can be difficult to remove and cause unnecessary rework.
Watch a demonstration here.