Side Scan Sonar Provides Visual Aid in Hydrographic Survey

Side Scan Sonar is Valuable Tool for The Mapping Network

The Mapping Network offers side scan sonar capabilities to efficiently create an image of the lake bottom.  Side scan sonar imagery is commonly used as a tool to detect features under the surface of the lake such as structure, debris, old channels, trees, pipes, old roads, etc.  These side scan images are typically acquired along with bathymetric surveying and sub-bottom (sediment) mapping.  Common applications for side scan sonar are fish habitat location, sediment monitoring, debris location (shipwrecks, etc), dredging operations and environmental studies.

The Mapping Network uses side scan sonar to identify anomalies on the lake bottom for further analysis.  Using the “surface hardness” functionality The Mapping Network noticed an area with a firm surface.  A closer look revealed a gravel pile with dozens of tires for fish habitat.
Down scan sonar, a part of side scan sonar collection, provides a slice, or profile view of the lake bottom.  In these examples the gravel pile with tires can be seen (top) along with old creek channels and tree structure.

The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Geographic Information Systems Consulting, Data Conversion, and GPS Data Collection.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping.   If you are serious about maintaining  a high-quality golf course, lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions,  get your resource mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

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