New Measurements for Improved Geospatial Data

Hydrospatial solutions supplier, TCarta Marine developed a new Global Satellite Derived Bathymetry (G-SDB) line. The products in the line now have new methods for measuring things like seafloor depth. The new seafloor depth measurement method advances Machine Learning for improved algorithm creation in combination with data from the NASA ICESat-2 laser. TCarta appears to be the first to apply the ICESat-2 laser in this manner. Hydrospatial science is a field that works to understand and analyze geospatial and underwater geographic data and information. So, improved measuring apparatuses are important in this field.

TCarta Marine received a Small Business Innovation Research Grant that allowed them to perform work on the G-SDB and collect data from it. The data collected from the new bathymetric measurements are more accurate and are collected from a combination of algorithms and sensors at 30 meters or deeper if the water is clear enough to allow it. Currently it is being used in the Red Sea, it will soon be available for use in all oceans, seas, and freshwater lakes. 

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