New BioBase Viewer Released

Ok, it’s a bit overdue. But better late than never! BioBase customers will now see an updated and enhanced viewer for their EcoSound and EcoSat.  No longer will users have to struggle to get their map to fit within the little square box of the old viewer with a Bing zoom level that either zoomed too close and cut off parts of the waterbody, or too far to see detail. Below we show you a few screenshots of the major improvements. You can see for yourself by logging into your own account or clicking the Log into DEMO button on the home page of, finding a waterbody of interest, and click on the Analyze/Edit button.

Old BioBase trip viewer with the map forced to fit within a box that was half the size of typical PC monitors.
New BioBase trip view occupies the entire screen allowing customers to see greater detail at a wider range of zoom levels.
Your sonar log is synched with the data and your track line over the interpolated map layers so you can review and edit your data. Both Primary and Downscan channels can be toggled and the sonar log can be quickly scrolled along its entire length to give you a detailed picture of the underwater environment along your entire track. Collapse the sonar and data tabs when you don’t need them
Toggle historic imagery to view historic changes to the shoreline and surrounding landscape. In some areas of the globe the placement of the shoreline in the Bing image may be more accurate with the historical imagery.
Feature menus are out of the way behind the tool button. Enter offsets, merge trips and export data from pop up modals that go away after you execute your desired action
The larger map viewer is especially helpful for seeing detail and analyzing emergent vegetation from satellite imagery processed by EcoSat

Author: biobasemaps

BioBase is a cloud platform for the automated mapping of aquatic habitats (lakes, rivers, ponds, coasts). Standard algorithms process sonar datafiles (EcoSound) and high resolution satellite imagery (EcoSat). Depth and vegetation maps and data reports are rapidly created and stored in a private cloud account for analysis, and sharing. This blog highlights a range of internal and external research, frequently asked questions, feature descriptions and highlights, tips and tricks, and photo galleries.

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