Automated Tools to Improve the Ping-to-Chart Workflow

TitleAutomated Tools to Improve the Ping-to-Chart Workflow
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsWilson, MJ, Masetti, G, Calder, BR
JournalInternational Hydrographic Review
Date PublishedMay 2017
PublisherInternational Hydrographic Bureau
Place PublishedMonaco
Keywordsautomation, Data Processing, data review, quality control

The review of hydrographic and cartographic data sets is still too often based on tedious and error-prone manual actions; however, these same characteristics make the work suitable for automation. As such, a software suite of task-specific solutions was developed to support the reviewer. The specific application of these tools to NOAA Coast Survey specifications as a case study highlighted improved quality, timeliness, and user confidence in the reviewed data, and provided a training resource for new personnel. Finally, the tools drove the algorithmic interpretation of agency specifications that can establish the foundation for a fully automated workflow.

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