BioSonics Releases New Subsea Data Software

SeaDiscovery.com
Monday, August 05, 2013
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BioSonics announced the release of Visual Habitat DT-X,a new version of a software program first released in May 2012 along with the MX echosounder as part of a new data collection, processing and visualization system for aquatic habitat assessment. BioSonics has provided its DT-X series of fisheries echosounders since 2002, with hundreds of current DT-X users worldwide. Until now, Visual Habitat was compatible only with MX echosounder data. Driven largely by client requests, BioSonics has now developed a specialized version of Visual Habitat software that will accept hydroacoustic data collected with DT-X echosounders. This will enable the many DT-X users around the globe to utilize the unique features offered through Visual Habitat software.

Visual Habitat DT-X is used for the rapid assessment and mapping of aquatic habitat features. With Visual Habitat software, users can quickly and easily present their results in a clear and visually captivating display. Data are processed to generate full-color maps displaying transects as data layers that highlight bathymetry, plant coverage, plant canopy height, and substrate type. While viewing a file echogram, users can simultaneously view a synchronized map view showing the corresponding transect. This revolutionary dual-viewing mode allows for visual ground truthing of a plan (map) view with a cross-section (echogram) view

An integrated utility automatically provides satellite imagery of each study site over which habitat data can be superimposed. Data can be processed and maps generated within minutes of data collection, all with very little training. User-selectable color gradients allow for easy identification of substrate types such as rock, mud, sand as well as plant density and height. The output is a stunning visual representation of results that can be easily interpreted, readily shared, and quickly communicated. Processed files can be exported as .CSV for GIS mapping or as .KML files for sharing and viewing via Google Earth.

Visual Habitat DT-X software is available now for download on the BioSonics website, complete with a demonstration mode and sample data files: biosonicsinc.com/product-software-visual-habitat.asp.

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