Streamline Surveys with SonarWiz

SonarWiz by Chesapeake Technology streamlines the survey process and simplifies the number of software programs you need to learn. It operates with almost all sonar manufacturers, so you won't need to re-familiarize yourself with different software. SonarWiz interfaces with nearly all brands of commercially available sidescan sonar, sub-bottom profilers, magnetometers, echo sounders and bathymetric interferometers. Perpetual electronic licenses or hard dongles include one year of support. We rent and lease-to-own on a weekly and monthly basis.


1 Get Started Zoom
Getting Started with SonarWiz

New for 2022, we offer a free 2-hour Zoom session to get you started with your new license. The session covers installing and licensing SonarWiz and a brief tutorial on using SonarWiz to process a sample data set. Up to 5 people can participate, and we answer as many SonarWiz questions as time allows. Contact us today to schedule a time slot during normal business hours.

7.9.1 Available Now

- New Unified Sidescan Waterfall combines Bottom Track and Digitizer functions
- Synchronized scrolling between all digitizer views
- User control for data selection for External Nav Files
- Easier way to select subsets of files for EGN & Batch Image Exports
- Coverage map mode in main map shows overlap percentage
- Export raw or processed samples in CSF to XTF Utility
- CSF now records both ship & fish position in real-time, so it's
easy to re-apply layback as needed for improved functionality
- Now support Klein 4K-SVY Professional Series, HydroBall SBES
- Improved TIL file import handling for dual headed systems

2 Sidescan
SonarWiz Sidescan

Real time tools allow for data analysis and survey monitoring with interfaces to most manufacturers. Processing tools allow for creation of mosaics and many options for data enhancements. Target and coverage reports, and many export options provide the tools needed for final product creation.

3 Sub bottom
SonarWiz Sub Bottom

Explore sediment layers in-depth with real-time analog and digital data acquisition and post-processing modules. Auto reflector tracking and creation of layers provide the tools needed for full analysis. Enhance images with gains and filters to produce a clear image of the sediment below the surface.

4 Bathy
SonarWiz Bathymetry

Collect and process multibeam and Lidar data. Real time displays for all sensor data for QC monitoring. Intuitive and easy to use tools for data cleaning, including manual and automatic filtering. Patch and Performance Test, 3D views. Creation of Grids, contours, XYZ and other final products.

5 Mag
SonarWiz Magnetometry

Collect and process magnetometer data with SonarWiz. Collected as stand alone or used in conjunction with other systems. Processing tools allow for the import of most formats, and tools for creation of new sensor format import. Auto detection of anomalies. Export to XYZ, grid and contour.

6 Single beam
SonarWiz Single Beam

Easy to use interface for data logging and processing. Data input from single beam sensor, motion sensor and navigation devices. Swath editor for data cleaning and performance test for system analysis provide the tools needed for completing the survey work. Export to XYZ, grid and contours, and more.

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SonarWiz Sidescan Mosaic

Real time tools allow for data analysis and survey monitoring with interfaces to most manufacturers. Processing tools allow for creation of mosaics and many options for data enhancements. Target and coverage reports, and many export options provide the tools needed for final product creation.
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SonarWiz Sub bottom image

Explore sediment layers in-depth with real-time analog and digital data acquisition and post-processing modules. Auto reflector tracking and creation of layers provide the tools needed for full analysis. Enhance images with gains and filters to produce a clear image of the sediment below the surface.
Read More...

SonarWiz multibeam bathymetry image

Collect and process multibeam and Lidar data. Real time displays for all sensor data for QC monitoring. Intuitive and easy to use tools for data cleaning, including manual and automatic filtering. Patch and Performance Test, 3D views. Creation of Grids, contours, XYZ and other final products.
Read More...

SonarWiz single beam processing

Easy to use interface for data logging and processing. Data input from single beam sensor, motion sensor and navigation devices. Swath editor for data cleaning and performance test for system analysis provide the tools needed for completing the survey work. Export to XYZ, grid and contours, and more.
Read More...

SonarWiz magnetometer processed image

Collect and process magnetometer data with SonarWiz. Collected as stand alone or used in conjunction with other systems. Processing tools allow for the import of most formats, and tools for creation of new sensor format import. Auto detection of anomalies. Export to XYZ, grid and contour.
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Jun 15-17   Seanergy 2022, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Jul 8-9       SonarWiz training, GEBCO Scholars, UNH
Jul 25-28    WEDA Summit & Expo 2022, Houston
Aug 26-28  SonarWiz training for BEAMS, Charleston
Sep 14-15 SonarWiz training, SES Katy, TX
Sep 14-16   Subsea Tech Japan 2022, Tokyo
Sep 20-22  High Resolution Rivers Workshop, Columbia
Sep 28-30  Lakebed 2030 - Mapping Great Lakes, MI
Oct 17-21    Oceans 2022, Hampton Roads, VA
Oct 18-20   2022 WEDA Eastern Chapter  Meeting, NY

Updated SSS only license for new digitizer window
Updated contact picking position for target report
Unified SS Waterfall combines Bottom Track & Digitizer
Synchronized scrolling between all digitizer views
User control for data selection for External Nav Files
Easily select subsets of files for EGN & Batch Image Exports
Coverage map mode in main map shows overlap percentage
Export raw or processed samples in CSF to XTF Utility
Support Klein 4K-SVY Professional Series, HydroBall SBES

Chesapeake Times, Vol 9  Read more
Terradepth ATR Support Read more
HydroBall Buoy Support  Read more
EdgeTech Motion Tolerant Read more
Chesapeake Times Vol 8   Read more
Endurance 22 Expedition Read more
EdgeTech 2205 Gap Fill   Read more
Chesapeake Times Vol 7   Read more


Partner News and Updates
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"This [SonarWiz] gives the best high resolution HISAS data I've witnessed on any platform, I am really impressed and it's quick"
Craig Wallace, Kongsberg HUGIN
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Edgetech the leader in underwater technologyImage
SonarWiz & Reson Multibeam
SeaBat T51-R supported

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Control, Collect, Process in SonarWiz
- Pulsar Sidescan
- GeoPulse Compact Sub-bottom
- Included w all new hardware sales
SonarWiz Processes HydroBall Data
HydroBall in SonarWiz

HydroBall® buoy from M2Ocean Solutions is an autonomous bathymetric data acquisition solution that is particularly efficient in non-traditional environments including rivers, canyons, reservoirs, ultra-coastal zones, and remote locations. Read more...


Edgetech the leader in underwater technology


EdgeTech, the leader in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, has recently introduced motion tolerant mode (MT) to their sonar platforms. SonarWiz now supports this as shown below. "The 4205 motion tolerant configuration with multi-pulse provides surveyors the ability to operate either at faster survey speeds or in more adverse weather conditions while still obtaining high quality underwater imagery." 
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Motion Tolerant Mode
supported in SonarWiz
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ABOUT US

Chesapeake Technology has been offering sonar mapping software and thought-leading consulting services to the marine geophysical and geological survey industry for over 20 years. SonarWiz provides leading-edge sonar data acquisition and processing software for sidescan, sub-bottom, swath bathymetry, single beam and magnetometer systems. It is being used by thousands of clients worldwide, including most of the world’s navies, NOAA, USGS, Fugro, Oceaneering, and leading academic institutions.  Learn more...

Thanks for all of your, and others at CTI, for the tremendous support.  I was very impressed with version 7.7.2 and am finally getting somewhat of a handle on all of the many options with the newest version of SonarWiz. "

-Dick Sylwester, Northwest Geophysical Services

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