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The GTK+ MB-System Water Column Viewer


Tekmap Consulting has added a Water Column Viewer to the GTK+ MB-System Interface. The viewer is designed to load the Water Column datagram available in the newer Simrad multibeam formats.

The Water Column Viewer loads available data in a user selected ping-by-ping basis. This provides an alongtrack view of the water column for each available ping.

Bathymetry and backscatterWater column NadirWater Column Ping 17


The Water Column Viewer is still in the early stages of development. Future add-ons can include:

  • noise filtering.
  • depth and distance annotation.
  • interactive zooming.
  • more color options.
  • feature detection and mapping.
  • 3D plotting and visualization.