INFOMAR Esri Story Maps Feature Fledermaus Images
The Geological Survey of Ireland, QPS Fledermaus clients, have contributed recently to the creation of several Esri Story Maps for the INFOMAR (INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland's MArine Resources) program. The INFOMAR program is a joint venture between the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Marine Institute; they create a range of integrated mapping products for the near-shore seabed surrounding Ireland. You can access two of their Story Maps – Waterford beneath the waves and Ireland beneath the waves, here. A third Story Map, Geological survey of Ireland, INFOMAR project, can be accessed here. Several of the images were created using Fledermaus.
Story Maps are a new way to communicate your surveys, projects or organization's activities, in an intuitive geographic presentation. The story maps are essentially web map applications built from web maps which in turn are built from web-accessible data, and can include other content - text, photos, video, and audio.
In addition to images, INFOMAR uses Fledermaus for creation of 3D scenes and fly-throughs, and makes their bathymetry data available for download in Fledermaus SCENE format via their Interactive Web Data Delivery System (IWDDS). Fledermaus SCENE and SD files can be viewed in the software, or by using the free viewer, iView4D. They also make their raw bathymetry available for download in Kongsberg-Simrad RAW format, which can be read directly in the Fledermaus suite. INFOMAR raw data is archived by NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) and made available for download through their Multibeam Bathymetric Data Viewer.
Imagery and data used with permission of INFOMAR.