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ArcGIS For Maritime


ArcGIS has been the standard GIS package in many organizations for decades, and many are already using it to create, manage, and publish geospatial information for land survey, lidar, transportation networks, etc.  ArcGIS For Maritime brings the power of ArcGIS to the maritime domain. 


Manage Your Bathymetric Data: ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry is an extension to ArcGIS for Desktop that makes it easy to manage and combine massive amounts of bathymetric data and metadata in a GIS environment. The solution provides spatial analysis tools that let you realize the true value of bathymetric data by making it GIS enabled.


Work with Metadata More Easily: You've just been handed a dataset, but some critical information—the coordinate system, sensor, data quality, processing steps, responsible organization—is missing, making it unusable. ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry changes the way you think about metadata. Metadata is no longer unstructured information that is difficult to maintain and of limited value. ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry offers a fully traceable, S-102-compliant structure that you can use for data discovery and analysis. It also allows you to capture and track metadata according to your organization's requirements, from the sensor used during the survey to the color of the boat.


Get the Best Available Data: Whether you use bathymetric data for planning, answering specific questions, or making better decisions, you always want to use the best available data for your analysis. Depending on the application, this could mean the most recent data, data with the highest resolution or lowest uncertainty, or any combination of criteria. ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry combines disparate source datasets on the fly according to your application needs, ensuring the data you use matches your definition of "best available data." When you need to combine or analyze large datasets, you no longer have to store the voluminous intermediate and resultant output. ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry provides lightweight, on-demand processing, where derived information is extracted on the fly from source datasets without additional storage requirements.


Reduce the Cost of Data Storage: Managing your data shouldn't mean creating yet another copy of it in a centralized location. ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry allows you to register your datasets from their current location and manage them wherever they live, whether it's locally on your computer or remotely on distributed file servers. 


Access a Standard-Compliant, Interoperable, and Future-Proof Data Management System: ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry is based on the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) S-102 and Bathymetric Attributed Grid (BAG) format specifications. This means that data is not buried in stovepipe systems with proprietary file formats. Data can be exchanged natively across software packages and across organizations.


Make Your Data GIS Enabled: ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry complements ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting for a continuous and seamless chart production workflow. Optionally, share your data online or combine it with other geospatial information. Use bathymetry data for better decision making and problem solving in many applications, such as offshore energy, port security, hydrographic services, dredging operations, or scientific analysis.


For more information, please visit the ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry page.


To see an example of how the survey company MMT is utilizing QINSy, Fledermaus, and ArcGIS For Maritime, please see "Managing bathymetric data in a hydrographic survey company," presented at Hydro 2012. 

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