SonarWiz 7.11.0 Release

- Flag soundings with up to 8 user-defined categories; user can make them golden
- SonarWiz projects no longer require transformations to/from WGS84
- Updates to the copy project tool, can now rename projects
- AutoTVG adjusted for artifacts caused in the far field
- Capture Contact now has length & width box for easier measurements
- Added measurement utility and info at cursor to Bathy Swath Editor
- Edit non-bathy grids in the grid editor for enhanced data analysis
- Export updates - added: flags to XYZ, multiple fields for Grids
-  Added support: GeoAcoustics GeoPulse 2 and EdgeTech eBoss system
- NMEA parser for Single Beam can now handle invalid characters
-  Added Capture Distance to the CUBE gridder

Integrating SonarWiz
SonarWiz works with wide variety of 3rd party software MS Office; ESRI, Global Mapper, Surfer, Qgis; Google Earth, TerraDepth. +100 Formats.
Analyzing Bathymetry
We demonstrate how to use the Performance Utility, Volume and Difference calculator, Cross Section report and A minus B tool. 45 min.
Many New Features in Mag
One hour webinar covering workflow for magnetometer processing, visualizing, classifying anomalies, creating reports and more. Approx 1 hour.
New SonarWiz Geodesy Engine
Chesapeake presented a one hour webinar about updates to the Geodesy engine, potential compatibility issues and special notes for bathy projects. Approx 1 hour long.

Feb 28  Watch: Geodesy Engine
Mar 14   Watch: SonarWiz Mag
Mar 28   Watch Recording:
Analyzing Bathymetry 
      SonarWiz, Google Earth, TerraDepth

All webinars will be recorded and available for viewing later but we hope you can join us!

 SonarWiz 7.10.2 Released Feb 20

Auto Import - new subfolders added, file pattern for importing
Sidescan Auto Processing updated with all settings and gains options
Export options for sidescan Auto Processing updated with all export options
New Mag Raw & Residual Drawing Modes make it easier to see in Map View
New Mag Options for clipping navigation and data spike (noise) removal
New Mag Anomaly commands Zoom To, Sort, Edit handle large # of anomalies
Importing multiple external navigation files at once
Copy project updates: file pattern, select specific settings
First commercially available server for EdgeTech eBoss 3D SAS SBP
Update Norbit Multibeam driver all Winghead sonar packets
Update single beam server to parse non-NMEA messages
Custom coordinate systems can now be selected after project created


We’re happy to announce that TerraDepth and Chesapeake Technologies have entered into an agreement to collaborate on a solution for mosaiced imagery data. This integrated workflow will connect Chesapeake’s SonarWiz software and TerraDepth’s Absolute Ocean (AO) platform, making a seamless and straightforward approach from collection to processing and full analysis.
Read more...  | TerraDepth April Newsletter

Great South Channel Habitat Management Area Benthic Survey

Coonamessett Farm Foundation Inc. (CFF), Nantucket Sound Seafood Inc., Stellwagen Bank Fisheries Corp., and other Atlantic surfclam fishery stakeholders have been working collaboratively to gather spatial and temporal data regarding substrate and species movement throughout the Nantucket Shoals system... We are grateful for the support and assistance of Harold Orlinsky at Chesapeake Technology who have helped to bridge an important gap in continuing this research.
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 The Wreck of an 1830s Whaler Offers a
 Glimpse of America’s Racial History

Long time Chesapeake customer Search Inc. was highlighted in this NYT article. When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration needed to test new equipment in the Gulf of Mexico, it asked Search Inc. if there were any wrecks it was interested in exploring. From his office last month, Dr. Delgado, an expert in maritime archaeology, directed the crew of NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer vessel ... Read more...

At the Bottom of an Icy Sea, One of History’s Great Wrecks Is Found

Explorers and researchers, battling freezing temperatures, have located Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship that sank in the Antarctic in 1915. SonarWiz software was used on board during the mission and played a role.  Read more...