17 April IHO wants feedback on crowdsourcing April 17, 2017By Tim Thornton IHO IHO 0 The IHO's Crowd Sourced Bathymetry workgroup, to which TeamSurv is contributing as an industry expert, has been working on a publication "Guidance on Crowd Sourced Bathymetry", which is intended as a guide to boat and ship operators interested in contributing to crowd sourced bathymetry. Before finalising the content, we are looking for feedback from boat and ship owners and operators. If you have a few minutes spare, please go here to read the document and provide feedback. We are looking to receive feedback before mid May. UPDATE: Thanks for everybody's input, the questionnaire is now closed. The responses are being collated with other feedback, for discussion at the next CSB Workgroup meeting. Related Posts IHO CSBWG Meeting The IHO's CSB Workgroup met in Rostock, Germany on 7/8 November. I couldn't get there for the meeting, but participated remotely, thanks to Google Hangouts. Most of the activity in the meeting was centered on producing the IHO's guide book to crowd sourced bathymetry, which also links in to extending their existing DCDB repository for research vessel tracks to include crowd sourced data. In the background, NOAA are also extending the DCDB portal to incorporate crowd sourced data. The underlying model is that a number of "Trusted Nodes" - of which TeamSurv will be one - contribute data to the repository, thereby relieving the IHO from the burden of recruiting and managing vessels. But this also means that the success of the project depends very much on their being organisations willing to act as an (unpaid) trusted node, gathering data and donating it to the IHO. Much of the earlier work has centered on the technicalities of what data to collact, and what format to use to upload it to the DCDB. This time there was more focus on the ... Comments are closed.