VectorMap Mission Planning
VectorMAP (VM) is a Windows mission planning software application that allows users to plan, review and create reports for the Iver family of AUVs. Missions are created using geo-referenced charts or imagery in a simple drop and drag methodology.
After a mission is completed the VectorMAP tool allows you to overlay log data and plot or export sensor data for other tools. This tool can also be used to plot data lines for validating and debugging data. Users also have the option to generate automated mission reports in just a few minutes.
Sonar records can be mosaiced and overlayed on the original mission plan. New missions can be created using the sonar records as the base chart(s). VectorMap has a full contact manager tool included for users to mark sonar targets of interest and generate reports.
Step #1: Loading a Map
Multiple maps can be imported into VM, in the image below a NOAA chart is overlayed with a geo registered image. This feature enables users to compare accuracy between different sources. In the example below a S-57 and GeoTIFF image are loaded. Most e-chart formats are supported.
Step #3: Saving the Mission
Simply go to File and click Save Mission As.. Then save the file to the vehicle and you are ready to start the mission.
After the Mission has been completed the Iver’s log and sensor data (such as Sides Scan, images and video files) can be downloaded and overlayed on VectorMap.
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