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Product line processing allows for

References The Author projects to be broken down into stages.

Chris Malzone is the General Manager

These stages can be done based on sur-

Beaudoin, Jonathan, Doucet, Moe, Ad- for Quality Positioning Services, Inc. vey days, survey segments, survey ves- vances in Hydrographic Data Process-

Chris has an MS in Oceanography/ Geol- sels, etc. The processing for a stage (eg a ing: Time for a Paradigm Shift, U.S. ogy and has worked in hydrography and day, vessel, segment) of data is handled

Hydrographic Conference (HS Hydro), related ocean sciences since 1992 in a in its own processing project. The pro-

Galveston, TX, USA, March 2017. variety of roles ranging from Scientist to cessed outputs from this effort can be

Hydrographer to General Manager.

aggregated into a master project where it

Calder, Brian R, How to Run CUBE (with is evaluated by the senior hydrographer the Baseline CCOM/JHC Implementa- review. During review, the stage project tion), Internal Report, University of New may be accepted and immediately incor-

Hampshire (UNH), Center for Coastal porated into the master projects or sent and Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/Joint Hy- back for additional processing. This is drographic Center (JHC), 2003.

done repeatedly and combined with oth- er stages within the master project. The

Calder, Brian R, Wells, David, CUBE net result is the integration of multiple

User’s Manual, (Version 1.13), Univer- smaller projects processed in the exact sity of New Hampshire (UNH), Center for same manner into a ? nal deliverable.

Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/

The hydrographic work? ow has

Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC), 2007.

evolved to provide a dynamic multi- dimensional user interface that allows

Fonseca. Luciano and Calder, Brian R, those even with a low knowledge thresh-

Geocoder: An Ef? cient Backscatter Map old to make good decisions that lead to

Constructor, U.S. Hydrographic Confer- high-end ? nal products. ence (US HYDRO). San Diego, CA, USA,

The critical component is the isolation pp. 0-0, 2005.

of tasks within the work? ow to capi- talize on the technological advances in computing technology to automate the mundane error prone tasks to bring more value to the stages in which the human brain brings value. QPS through QINSy and Qimera innovate the user experience through several key design features in- cluding: guided work? ow, transcription automation, processing state manage- ment, real-time QA, the dynamic work- ? ow for validation, collaborative clean- ing and production line processing. This reduces human error, the QA burden in general and lowers the knowledge bar- rier to entry.

For the hydrographic manager, the return on investment is found in lower trainings costs due to the guided work- ? ow (easier to learn and retain knowl- edge), improved processing outcomes, scalability, reduced post-processing

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