Lake Mapping Services


BioBase GIS Services

Our GIS team is ready to be Your GIS Team! In addition to the automated map creation process of ciBioBase, we also offer custom GIS services. These services are great for anyone that would like to print a large map of their lake or pond or would like to see a historical comparison of bathymetric changes from dredging or natural processes.

Each subscriber to the BioBase System can collect acoustic data, upload it to a BioBase account, and automatically produce vegetation abundance and bathymetric maps. We allow you to export the data layers for use in ESRI™ or images for your reports.

We can get maps created by BioBase ready for large printing jobs. Our large map files can be set to the size you’d like to print (we also offer a printing service) and can be delivered in any file format (.jpg, .png, .pdf). We take your ciBioBase output, optimize the data set, render it in GIS software and add any layer that you’d like such as artificial habitats, areas of interest, and sample points. All layers include a map key to identify the different layers. You upload data to your ciBioBase account and we take care of the rest. We’ll even print your map and send it directly to you or your customer for an added charge


Historic Or Sediment Layer Analysis

Do you need to see how your bathymetry is changing over time? Maybe you want to see where sediment is accumulating from year to year and by how much? We take the maps you upload to ciBioBase and can provide you with a statistical comparison of multiple maps (limit 3). If you upload data to the same lake over a period of time we can take the map exports, pull them into GIS software to run a comparison to provide you with both bathymetric maps and a difference map. This will show you where your bathymetry is changing and by how much. This service is offered for up to 3 maps at a time.


Plan to perform a sediment core sample survey and want maps created for this? We can help you through our GIS Services! We can provide a bathymetric map from your ciBioBase output, a sediment layer from your core samples (you provide samples), and a map demonstrating or simulating what the bathymetry would look like if the soft sediment found in core samples was removed.