ArcGIS Bathymetry - Let us know what you think - Survey123

02-01-2021 12:08 PM
Esri Regular Contributor
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You all have been successfully using ArcGIS Bathymetry functionality in ArcMap for years. We are looking for feedback from users and potential users to gauge how you use the ArcMap solution. 

And.... What would your expectations be for ArcGIS Bathymetry in ArcGIS Pro?

Let's connect, and let us know!

We're listening!

New Contributor II

I haven't used it, but would like to. More tools helping to create the metadata that's used to define the sounding data would help tremendously. My data lacks the specific type of metadata required, but an automated tool to help build the required metadata from some other data source would actually make the investment in time pay off for me.

Esri Regular Contributor

Thanks for your feedback Daniel and your participation in our survey! I have forwarded the information to the Maritime Team.

Thanks for helping us make our products better!

New Contributor

I would definitely take a free course in bathymetry if it was offered.  I've used ArcGIS Pro in the past and I'm confident I would use ArcGIS Bathymetry if it was available.  I would like to do a project tracking offshore sediment accumulation in the infamous hypoxic areas in the gulf of Mexico near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Esri Contributor

Hi Nathaniel,

It might help to be more specific about the types of questions you would like to ask about sedimentation and hypoxia, and how they relate to the use of ArcGIS Bathymetry in addition to ArcGIS Pro spatial analytic capabilities. I also recommend looking at the variety of recorded videos, many from the Ocean, Weather, and Climate Fora from past years', that you can find on Esri's Events channel with keyword search. For example, the first hit is a presentation by Heather Vollmer of APTIM of their LASAAP beta last year  - 

Thanks, Guy

New Contributor

I appreciate your suggestions and I agree that I should eventually ask more
specific research questions. I had come up with the idea on the spot when
I saw this LinkedIn post this morning, but there's no reason why this can't
be a more serious project. It looks like there's a lot to learn about
combining different datasets and using different ArcGIS tools based on the
video you sent.

Thank you!

About the Author
I run a department with aeronautical and maritime products, facilities, 3D, and geodata (utility, imagery, land parcels) technical centers, and enterprise-level mapping implementations. I also have Ocean & Maritime Ports business leadership duties, with special interest in hydrographic mapping technologies. I am keen to see implementations of ArcGIS platform include maritime patterns such as disconnected editing, real-time triggers and alerts, automated analysis, and water column visualization. I came to Esri after over 24 years in the NOAA Corps and a little time as a marine pile driving inspector. I graduated from Whitman College and Columbia University in the 3-2 Engineering program, studying Math/Physics and Civil Engineering, respectively. Although I passed my EIT, I never practiced professional engineering, as I was having too much fun driving ships and mapping the ocean in Alaska! I also completed a 3-week Harvard Kennedy School of Government program for Senior Managers and elected officials. LinkedIn: