We promote BioBase as an automated “easy-button” solution for creating aquatic maps, but unfortunately, mobile acoustic data collection is not something you can push a button and forget about and expect perfect results. Like using most other sophisticated instrumentation, users need to monitor that the instruments are performing as expected and sometimes make adjustments if they aren’t.
BioBase Now Offering 800 kHz DownScan in its dynamic Trip Replay feature.
Trip Replay is taking a leap forward with the new option to view your data using the 800 kHz DownScan option when recording with the StructureScan™ add-on. Anyone that has been uploading data gathered with StructureScan™, by logging all channels, can now view past and future trips with this new feature.
You may have seen our earlier posts about the BioBase Trip Relay feature. Your raw data collection is automatically processed by our powerful cloud servers and fully mapped with kriging algorithms and other geo-statistical considerations. Once processed, you can then replay the entire trip, watch your boat travel along your transects, and ground truth the % BV heat map with the water column cross section (on the right side of the image above). This feature allows our customers to verify every trip output for accuracy and provide objective evidence for anyone that questions your aquatic vegetation maps!
The power and accuracy of the Lowrance™ HDS StructureScan™ allows us to offer a new and amazing cross-section view (DownScan) of the water column for each trip in the Trip Replay feature. As you can see from the images below, this feature provides amazing views of bottom and vegetation. It is even possible to notice changes in vegetation types or habitat cover type under your boat. With our waypoint feature, you can identify vegetation transition zones and areas of interest for typing and delineation.
Please let us know if you would like to add StructureScan™ to your current data collection hardware. Although not mandatory for using BioBase, this option can be added to any HDS™ system at any time for great views underwater. For details on using or recording StructureScan™ please request a copy of our Standard Operating Procedures.
Another great feature added to the powerful BioBase System.
BioBase was engineered to provide automated cloud based GIS, aquatic vegetation mapping and historical trend tools for aquatic habitat analysis. BioBase leverages log file formats recorded to SD cards using today’s Lowrance™ brand depth finders and chart plotters. Data you collect while on the water is uploaded to an online account where it is processed by our servers automatically. We rely on automation to make vegetation mapping cost effective by reducing the technical skills, staff, and hours to produce vegetation abundance maps from raw sonar collection. With the human element gone, you get accurate and objective mapping at lightening speeds!
Check out more anytime at www.BioBaseMaps.com and on our BioBase BLOG