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Open Source Unix SONAR Viewer: MB System
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posted 03-08-2008 09:36 AM ET (US)
MB-System is an open source unix software package for visualizing and manipulating multi-beam sonar data. It can work with SONAR files from a number of different manufacturers of professional bathymetric and side scan devices. I don't know of any recreational SONAR units that it works with.
While the MB-System package may not be immediately useful to anyone without a professional SONAR array to collect data, the developers have provided some interesting background information on SONAR operation. I found their "MB-System Cookbook" section to be interesting reading:
For those interested in the MB-System open source unix distribution, see
The developers have reported that the MB-System distribution has been successfully compiled and installed on MacOS-X computers.
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