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  A generic swath-mapping data format
Title: A generic swath-mapping data format
Author: Ferguson, J. Scott
Chayes, Daniel A.
Appeared in: Marine geodesy
Paging: Volume 15 (1992) nr. 2-3 pages 129-140
Year: 1992
Contents: There is a pressing need for standardization of data derived from bathy-metric swath-mapping systems. Currently several dozen multibeam and sidescan sonar data formats exist within the oceanographic community, and more can be expected as new systems are developed. Without some standardization of swath-mapping data formats, the capability for use and integration of data from different systems will be severely compromised. This paper presents a strategy for organizing swath bathymetry data in a logical modular fashion that will allow data from all current swath bathymetric sonar systems to be stored and accessed in a common fashion. We have chosen the approach of defining compact efficient modules for each logically independent portion of a data record and storing it in a manner that is portable between diverse computer architectures and operating systems. This approach is extensible to accommodate new types of data. Although specifically developed for swath bathymetry, this format is also capable of supporting digital sidescan data and other types of swath data.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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