SPOT.ON Survey Management

SPOT.ON is a patented survey management software which allows operators to supervise, manage and collect synchronized geographic position, video, sonar and serial data in virtually any type of survey environment. Although SPOT.ON was originally designed for underwater use, it is ideal for recording any type of georeferenced data.

SPOT.ON Survey Management System

SPOT.ON Survey Management System

Data Collection and Synchronization

Collected data is connected to a track overlay on a drawing, map or chart. Any part of the recorded data is instantly viewable and playable by simply clicking the track. Points of interest are automatically presented in an automated report. Of course, the full survey, including all video and other collected data, can be shared and played back in the freely available SPOT.ON Viewer.

Virtually Limitless Sensor Input

Support for full-resolution recording of screen-based applications, such as multibeam sonar, is provided through the SPOT.ON Hardware Kit.

Examples of applications commonly used with the SPOT.ON software include the Norbit Forward Looking Sonar, the BlueView 900-2250-45 (Dual Frequency) Sonar and the Tritech Micron Sonar, but of course any application from any manufacturer will work out of the box without any software integration at all.

BlueView Sonar Input

BlueView Sonar Input

SPOT.ON 3 License Basic Plus Custom
Simple Licensing
Position, Video and Serial
Waypoints / Attention Points
Automated Report
Standard Vector Map
GeoTIFF Overlay Support
Kalman Filtering of Report
Sonar Recording
Multiple Video Recording 2x 4x
S57 Nautical Chart Support
C-MAP CM93 Chart Support
Custom Map/Drawing
Data Module Extensions
Format Extensions
Nautical Chart Extensions
Tactical Extensions
3D Extensions

Simple and Fair

Simple licensing terms allows installation on multiple computers and transfer of the license between them without manual activation or an Internet connection. Of course, the full survey, including all video and other collected data, can be shared and played back in the freely available SPOT.ON Viewer.


Dynamic Filtering

The filtering module built-in to SPOT.ON is based on advanced Kalman and dynamic outlier removal technology. Filtering makes it easy to create reports based on GPS or UWPS data that may be inaccurate, noisy or of low resolution.


Digital Charts

Jeppesen C-MAP is the standard that ushered in contemporary digital charting. Support for C-MAP digital charts is included with every SPOT.ON license. Chart data for specific coverage areas can be purchased through Ocean Modules.

Software Requirements Microsoft Windows 7/10 64-bit(Other versions may work, but are not supported.)
Hardware Requirements Computer which supports the software requirements, but survey requirements and data collection interfaces may impose additional requirements. The Ocean Modules Rack PC and SPOT.ON Hardware Kit are highly recommended.
Positioning NMEA GPGGA and PSIMSSB strings, covering most GPS and underwater positioning system configurations.
Video PAL/NTSC analog video and HD digital video, limited only by computer hardware capability and storage capacity.
Sonar Full frame capturing of resolution up to 1024x768 including, but not limited to, BlueView ProViewer and Tritech Seanet Pro.
Audio Compressed recording of operator voice notes with compatible microphone.
Serial Inputs RS232/RS485 limited only by available ports, with optional custom graphic representation.
Chart/Map Overlay GeoTIFF (Any bitmap file, such as satellite imagery, can be georeferenced.)
Nautical Charts C-MAP CM93 and S57 Nautical Charts, both with optional S52 nautical chart presentation. Native, high-performance reading and rendering of maritime data according to the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) S-57 and S-52 standards. (Requires separate data license.)
Image Overlay GeoTIFF and KMZ overlay support for drawings or satellite imagery.
Distance Calculation Multiple point, including heading display.
Waypoints / Attention Points Unlimited marking of time and location of items of interest, used for instantaneous identification during playback and automated report generation.
Reporting Playback and export of complete survey using freely distributable SPOT.ON Viewer, automated printable report containing an overview map or chart of the track including image data, position, location, time and notes for each Attention Point.
Kalman Filter Automatic filtering of position data during playback, including parameter setting, which can be switched on or off.
Survey Length Virtually unlimited, restricted only by computer storage space and number of streams and resolution of data collected. A typical survey requires 3GB of storage per hour.
Data Module Extensions Graphical representation of Innovatum SmarTrack cable tracker, Ocean Modules V8 ROV heading, pitch, roll and depth data and optional custom CTD, CP probe or photospectrometer data display. (Additional module options available.)
Distance Calculation Multiple point, including heading display.
Format Extensions ADRG, ARINC, ASRP, AutoCAD DXF, AutoCAD DWG, BIL, BSQ, BSP, BSB Nautical, CADRG, CEOS (Spot), CIB, CMRG (PCMap), DEM, DFAD, DTED, ECW, ELAS, Envisat N1, ESRI Shape, ESRI Shape 3D, ESRI Binary ADF, ESRI ASCII Grid, Erdas IMG, Erdas LAN/GIS, GeoSoft raster, GridASCII, HDR, Intergraph raster, Japanese DEM, MapInfo TAB, MapInfo MIF, MFF, MFF2, MrSID, MySQL, NITF, NOAA, Oracle Spatial, OGC WMS, OGC WCS PolGASP, Raw, RPF, SDTS DEM, SQL Server 2008, USGS ASCII, USGS DOQ, USRP, VTP BT elevation, VPF, SRTM HGT, WMO GRIB1 and WMO GRIB2 (Additonal formats require customer-specific configuration files.)
Tactical Extensions Tactical symbols and graphics according to the MIL-STD-2525B and STANAG 2019 APP-6B standards, support for C4ISR applications.
3D Extensions Interactive 3D fly-throughs with dynamic loading of data, on the fly generation of 3D map from 2D/3D GIS data without requiring 3D modeling, support for VRML and 3D Studio models, 3D building and fence generation from lines and polygons, 3D ground generated on the fly from elevation raster data, 3D lines or 3D points, and configurable triangle decimation.