Lake survey photo essay, thanks Navionics!

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

7 Responses

  1. Sandy says:

    This is a job for a small fleet of robots, or should I say roboats; well marked, and quiet running that don’t need lunch breaks, health benefits and motel rooms! They might even be trained to come home to the trailer to recharge!

  2. Dan (b393capt) says:

    Not hard to guess which one is Gizmo !
    Is there still going to be a big Gizmo ?

  3. Lee Simpson says:

    Ben how is this different from Nobeltec’s Bathyrecord feature?

  4. Per says:

    Ben, what type of GPS/performance was used in the survey? Standard (w. WAAS), DGPS or RTK?

  5. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Per, Navionics uses different equipment for different survey situations, but that’s about all I can say at the moment.
    Lee, There are several applications like Nobeltec’s Bathyrecorder that can collect and display depth data points. The unique thing about this Navionics program is that they have developed a fairly efficient system to collect large quantities of data and get it from raw form to map cards, downloadable formats, and even printed maps.

  6. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    The data plots thicken! It turns out that Tim Thurston of Maine Lake Charts also did a high res survey of Megunticook this year, and is preparing the data for paper publishing. He’d like to license it to electronic chart manufacturers too. I’m planning to visit his “chart lab” soon.

  7. Anonymous says:

    when are you going to get back to this lake mapping topic?

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