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Digital mapping of side-scan sonar data with the Woods Hole Image Processing System software

Open-File Report 92-536

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Abstract

Since 1985, the Branch of Atlantic Marine Geology has been involved in collecting, processing and digitally mosaicking high and low resolution sidescan sonar data. In the past, processing and digital mosaicking has been accomplished with a dedicated, shore-based computer system. Recent development of a UNIX-based image-processing software system includes a series of task specific programs for pre-processing sidescan sonar data. To extend the capabilities of the UNIX-based programs, development of digital mapping techniques have been developed. This report describes the initial development of an automated digital mapping procedure. Included is a description of the programs and steps required to complete the digital mosaicking on a UNIXbased computer system, and a comparison of techniques that the user may wish to select.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Digital mapping of side-scan sonar data with the Woods Hole Image Processing System software
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
92-536
Edition:
Online version 1.0
Year Published:
1992
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
i, 87 p. :ill. ;28 cm.