In the relatively small waterways in the Netherlands and Belgium, the water depths are traditionally measured with manual soundings. Because this is increasingly standardized and carried out with the aid of accurate GPS, the most important way of obtaining this information is by measuring the efficiency and relatively low costs for many water managers. Increasingly, there is also interest in electronic measurements such as single beam and multibeam soundings. These techniques provide the desired information more efficiently with the same accuracy and in many cases more efficiently. In addition, valuable additional information is obtained thanks to the higher data density (eg surface-covering soundings) and thanks to combinations of techniques.
It is not surprising that electronic measurements and manual measurements increasingly form the pallet from which clients and measurement agencies choose the most suitable measurement method. A major obstacle in this development, however, is not the knowledge of the measuring techniques but the way of data transfer.
In this workshop we will discuss practical examples of the use of electronic measuring methods for surveying the inland waters of the Netherlands and Belgium. The focus is on the coordination that takes place between the client and the contractor about the data transfer. What is going well and what could be better? Participants in the workshop are challenged to participate in a fruitful discussion.
During the workshop four presentations will be given with regard to this theme. Each presentation deals with a case study (an interesting project) and is given by two people: one represents the measurement office, the other the client.