QINSy 7 provides a user-friendly turnkey solution for all types of marine navigation, positioning and surveying activities. From survey planning to data collection, data cleaning, volume calculations and chart production, QINSy offers a seamless data flow from a large variety of hardware sensors, all the way to a complete chart product.


Survey Applications

From scraping diamonds off the seabed to dumping rock on pipelines, from anchor handling to bathymetric or Side Scan Sonar surveys, its modular design and inherent flexibility makes QINSy perfect for a wide variety of applications. For example, it can be configured to perform:

  • Hydrographic and Oceanographic Surveys
  • Offshore Pipeline Inspection and Pipe-laying
  • Dredging, Marine Construction including Offshore Oil and Gas
  • ROV and AUV Tracking and Data Collection
  • Barge, Tug and Fleet Management
  • Chart and ENC Productio




The QINSy Processing Manager


All XYZ files are listed in the QINSy Processing Manager, tabulated against a history of processes performed on each file. This provides a complete overview of the project processing status. Processing programs are launched from the Processing Manager:

  • The Tide Definition and Processing utility supports various methods for tidal reduction.
  • The Validator supports both manual and automated data cleaning including advanced 3D splined surface cleaning.


The QINSy Validator

Multibeam exploded the volume of point data and created data handling challenges both at the acquisition and processing phases. The QINSy Validator is probably the most powerful data-cleaning program on the market today. Inherently fast data access allows loading and viewing of millions of points in just seconds. The Validator has 4 different views, 3 of which can be opened simultaneously:






TRIMBLE – HYDROpro Navigation Software

Faster, more accurate surveys in the marine environment are what today Hydrographic Surveyors strive for. Taking advantage of new technologies to increase quality and productivity are essential to provide the competitive edge.

Trimble's HYDROpro software
Navigation is the real time survey module of the HYDROpro software used for survey preparation, guidance and data acquisition. It provides the elements required for real time navigation/guidance and data logging in the field. This includes configuring vessel shape and offsets, equipment, coordinate systems, guidance objects, events and data logging.

NavEdit is the graphical depth data visualization and cleaning tool that allows you to edit depth related data recorded depth, heave and tide. It is also the link between the Navigation and processing software components.

Processing is the data presentation and analysis tool. This provides standard editing as well as specialised data processing, reporting and plotting. Suite is a comprehensive hydrographic survey package designed for today diverse hydrographic industry. The suite includes a complete range of data processing software modules designed to complement the system's Navigation (real time navigation and data acquisition) module.





TRIMBLE – Terramodel

The Terramodel software is ideal for a range of survey work including the processing of (conventional or RTK GPS) topographic surveys and control networks, as well as CAD editing, and digital terrain modeling. The Terramodel software is built around the concept that 3D points form the basis of a surveying project. Each point has properties of position, elevation, layer, color, name, and a unique point number/id. The benefits of Terramodel's unique dynamic database for the surveyor are enormous. Creating a project is simple and straightforward. Raw survey data is automatically reduced to points and lines and is contained in a single project file. The final drafting is a reflection of your actual survey data.


  • Data reduction and control network computations
  • Deformation monitoring tools
  • Automated drafting
  • CAD editing, plotting, and digitizing
  • Legal, cadastral, and boundary surveying tools
  • Surface measurement, volumetrics, and contouring tools
  • Large data set processing e.g., Lidar or Swath bathymetry
  • Profile and cross-section creation
  • Building interior, elevation and architectural surveys
  • 3D Visualization-rendered scenes and AVI movies
  • Earthworks, mine, and waste cell design
  • GIS support-Terramodel data can be used in GIS systems such as ArcView





AutoCAD 2014

The term CAD (Computer Aided Design) applies to a wide range of programs that allow th user to created drawings, plans, and designs electronically. AutoCAD is one such program and it main claim to fame is that it is relatively easy to use, it is very comprehensive in its ability to create 2D and some 3D drawings, and it is very popular. Seventy percent of the CAD users in the world use AutoCAD.

AutoCAD Applications
AutoCAD commandsand options allow you to draw objects of any size or shape. Use AutoCAD to prepare two-dimensional (2D) drawings, three-dimensional (3D) models, and animations. AutoCAD is a universal CADD software program that applies to any drafting, design, or engineering discipline. For example, use AutoCAD to design and document mechanical parts and assemblies, architectural buildings, civil and structural engineering projects, and electronics.

Planning Work
A drawing plan involves thinking about the entire process or project in which you are involved and determining how to approach it. Your drawing plan focuses on the content you want to present, the objects and symbols you intend to create, and the appropriate use of standards. You may want processes to be automatic or to happen immediately, but if you hurry and do little or no planning, you may become frustrated and waste time while drawing. Take as much time as needed to develop drawing and project goals so that you can proceed with confidence.

During your early stages of AutoCAD training, consider creating a planning sheet, especially for your first few assignments. A planning sheet should document the drawing session and all aspects of a drawing. A freehand sketch of the drawing is also a valuable element of the planning process. The drawing plan and sketch help you establish:

  • Drawing layout: area, number of views, and required free space
  • Drawing settings: units, drawing aids, layers, and styles
  • How and when to perform specific tasks
  • What objects and symbols to draw
  • The best use of AutoCAD and equipment
  • An even workload