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The Mapping Network Adds Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) and Analysis

Technology allows for invasive vegetation monitoring, ecological evaluation and eradication status

FOR PRESS RELEASE CLICK HERE >> Aquatic Vegetation Survey

FOR DETAILED EXAMPLES CLICK HERE >> Hydrographic, Sediment Survey & Vegetation Mapping Information (opens as a pdf in your browser)

The Mapping Network is proud to announce the addition of an automated submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) mapping and analysis.  Utilizing software developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC-EL), The Mapping Network, and it’s nationwide network of lake management professionals, have the ability to process the distinct signature of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) within the recorded signal to determine depth, plant height, and coverage.

“The Mapping Network is excited to offer this unique service to clients throughout the country.  We really enjoy helping people make the most of their aquatic resources.” stated Steve Bartosh, President of The Mapping Network. With nationwide coverage, The Mapping Network can fulfill the demand for invasive vegetation monitoring, ecological evaluation and eradication status.

Visit our website for more Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping examples >> CLICK MORE MORE INFO

Vegetation survey
showing a side profile view,
vegetation height scatter plot,
and transect line overview.

About The Mapping Network

The Mapping Network is based in Omaha, Nebraska is an industry leader in hydro-graphic surveys, bathymetry, sub-bottom profile surveys on lake and river systems, sediment mapping, submerged aquatic vegetation mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) consulting, and GPS data collection.  This nationwide network of lake professionals  specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping by accurately mapping bodies of water, calculating the water volume, collecting sediment depth samples at critical areas and monitoring the distribution of sediment over time.  The Mapping Network is comprised of a wide group of professionals specializing in all facets of lake management.   Give The Mapping Network a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

Since 1999, the staff at The Mapping Network began linking hydro-acoustic depth measuring equipment with Differential and RTK GPS receivers to create accurate and up to date bathymetry maps. Over the ensuing years, this technology has improved and our company has remained on the cutting edge of utilizing these systems to produce very accurate and cost effective bathymetry and sediment surveys.The Mapping Network works directly with government organizations, lake associations, engineers, developers and dredging companies. Our company and personnel have been leaders in the development of tools and technology for hydrographic survey systems for over a decade.

Contact:

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

CLICK HERE >> Hydrographic and Sediment Survey Information (opens as a pdf in your browser)

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • Sediment Surveying
  • Sub-Bottom Profiling
  • Side Scanning Sonar Data Collection
  • Lake Bottom Hardness Analysis
  • Capacity Curve Analysis
  • Sediment Quantity Analysis
  • Invasive Vegetation Mapping
  • Land Mapping
  • Bio-Volume Vegetation Mapping
  • SonarWiz, Hypack and Dredgepack Data
  • Profile (Thalweg) Survey
  • GIS Processing and Analysis
  • USACOE and IHO Compliant

Property Owner Association Uses Hydrographic & Sediment Surveys to Create Strategic Sediment Removal Plan – Resulting in Hundreds of Thousands in Savings

The Mapping Network Hydrographic Survey Team exceeds expectations for Property Owner Association.

Overview:  A lake property association (POA) has been dealing directly with the challenges associated with sedimentation in their lakes for over 20 years.  In 2002 The Board of Directors created a 30 year sediment removal and management plan (2002-2031).  They looked at 3 different options: A) hiring a dredging professional, B) leasing dredging equipment and use current POA staff to operate, or C) purchasing a new dredge and using POA staff to operate.  They contacted two environmental consultants for cost estimates over the 30 year process.  The estimates ranged from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 which left the POA in a difficult position of trying to make a long term management decision based on wide ranging potential costs.  In the end the POA decided to purchase their own dredging equipment an utilize existing staff and volunteers to operated the equipment.

In House Accountability Challenges:  After nearly a decade of in house dredging the POA Board of Directors was unable to quantify and verify results.  When reviewing the budget requests from the lakes and dam committee, they realized they were spending a lot of resources without having clear information on how successful the sediment removal process had been over the years.

New Vision:  The POA decided they needed to quantify the sediment problem to create a sustainable sediment management plan.  The president of the board spearheaded an effort to get a hydrographic and sediment survey completed.  The president contacted several hydrographic survey companies and chose The Mapping Network to provide this service based on experience in the industry and listening to the needs of the POA.

Lake Survey Purpose:  The primary objective of the hydrographic and sediment survey was to better understand the condition of the lake by charting the existing lake contours along with mapping the sediment thickness throughout the lake.  Once the mapping process was completed the POA was able to identify areas that needed dredging and how much material was there.  This allows for much better budgeting and accountability.

Results: The POA was excited to have information based on real numbers (lake and sediment survey).  The hydrographic survey results are an essential part of the decision making process with regards to the sediment removal planning.  After 20 years of dredging and several studies performed by consultants they felt for the first time they finally understood the problem and how to manage it.  Now they have real information, which gives them a clear picture of what to do in the future.

Future: Members of the POA say they will completely change course by finishing up the current in house dredging work and then sell all dredging equipment.  They will then work with a  professional dredging contractor to clean out specified problem areas identified during the hydrographic survey process.  Understanding the true extent of the lake sediment distribution in the lake will save the POA an estimated $200,000 to $300,000 in costs by selling unnecessary equipment and strategic dredging planning.  The POA will be using the hydrographic survey information as a baseline for all future work and will adjust the map as dredging continues.

Conclusion:  In the end the primary problem facing the POA was not the sediment in the lake but rather not knowing the facts about the lake to make the best decisions.  The POA now has the facts needed to create a comprehensive plan that will accurately represent the work being completed.  Plus members have a wonderful contour map to assist with fishing!

The Mapping Network surveyed the bottom of the lake including the sediment depths. This map shows the lake water depth as blue contours lines as well as a color shaded sediment thickness. This specialized technology allows the POA to easily locate problem areas.

The Mapping Network surveyed the bottom of the lake including the sediment depths. This map shows the lake water depth as blue contours lines as well as a color shaded sediment thickness. This specialized technology allows the POA to easily locate problem areas.

The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Hydrographic Surveys, Bathymetry, Geographic Information Systems Consulting, Data Conversion, and GPS Data Collection.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping.   If you are serious about maintaining  a high-quality golf course, lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions,  get your resource mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

Start a Sediment Plan with an Accurate Lake Map

Here at The Mapping Network, we understand the challenges and costs associated with locating and removing sediment. We specialize in accurately mapping bodies of water, calculating the water volume, collecting sediment depth samples at critical areas and monitoring the distribution of sediment over time.

Common questions from our clients:

  • Where is the highest sedimentation occurring?
  • How much fluffy sediment (in cubic yards) is in each cove?
  • If the lake is drawn down 5 ft, what would the shoreline look like?
  • How much water (gallons and acre-ft) is in the lake?
  • If we make each cove a minimum of 4 feet deep for boat access how much material do we need to remove?
  • By undertaking this mapping process will it save us money in the end?

Each of these questions can be answered by mapping the lake using The Mapping Network’s system. We are able to locate the problems areas and calculate the volume (in cubic yards) of material to be removed. The lake mapping data allows us to show the new shoreline if a lake is drawn down 1 ft, 5 ft, 10 ft, etc. Also, calculating water volume at various lake levels can be done. One of the best aspects of the mapping process is it allows the owner and contractor to be on the same page. Successful planning and execution of the dredging project can ensue. We have seen clients save tremendous amounts of money by using The Mapping Network to survey their lake before undertaking the dredging process.

The time to act is now. Don’t waste another year trying to manage your resource without this information.

Map showing sediment depth. Individual depth points and color-shaded depth is shown. A great tool for understanding areas needing sediment removal.

About The Mapping Network: 

The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Geographic Information Systems Consulting, Data Conversion, and GPS Data Collection.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping, and recreational Real Estate listings.   The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network Adds Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) and Analysis

Technology allows for invasive vegetation monitoring, ecological evaluation and eradication status

FOR PRESS RELEASE CLICK HERE >> Aquatic Vegetation Survey

FOR DETAILED EXAMPLES CLICK HERE >> Hydrographic, Sediment Survey & Vegetation Mapping Information (opens as a pdf in your browser)

The Mapping Network is proud to announce the addition of an automated submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) mapping and analysis.  Utilizing software developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC-EL), The Mapping Network, and it’s nationwide network of lake management professionals, have the ability to process the distinct signature of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) within the recorded signal to determine depth, plant height, and coverage.

“The Mapping Network is excited to offer this unique service to clients throughout the country.  We really enjoy helping people make the most of their aquatic resources.” stated Steve Bartosh, President of The Mapping Network. With nationwide coverage, The Mapping Network can fulfill the demand for invasive vegetation monitoring, ecological evaluation and eradication status.

Visit our website for more Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping examples >> CLICK MORE MORE INFO

Vegetation survey
showing a side profile view,
vegetation height scatter plot,
and transect line overview.

About The Mapping Network

The Mapping Network is based in Omaha, Nebraska is an industry leader in hydro-graphic surveys, bathymetry, sub-bottom profile surveys on lake and river systems, sediment mapping, submerged aquatic vegetation mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) consulting, and GPS data collection.  This nationwide network of lake professionals  specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping by accurately mapping bodies of water, calculating the water volume, collecting sediment depth samples at critical areas and monitoring the distribution of sediment over time.  The Mapping Network is comprised of a wide group of professionals specializing in all facets of lake management.   Give The Mapping Network a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

Since 1999, the staff at The Mapping Network began linking hydro-acoustic depth measuring equipment with Differential and RTK GPS receivers to create accurate and up to date bathymetry maps. Over the ensuing years, this technology has improved and our company has remained on the cutting edge of utilizing these systems to produce very accurate and cost effective bathymetry and sediment surveys.The Mapping Network works directly with government organizations, lake associations, engineers, developers and dredging companies. Our company and personnel have been leaders in the development of tools and technology for hydrographic survey systems for over a decade.

Contact:

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

CLICK HERE >> Hydrographic and Sediment Survey Information (opens as a pdf in your browser)

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • Sediment Surveying
  • Sub-Bottom Profiling
  • Side Scanning Sonar Data Collection
  • Lake Bottom Hardness Analysis
  • Capacity Curve Analysis
  • Sediment Quantity Analysis
  • Invasive Vegetation Mapping
  • Land Mapping
  • Bio-Volume Vegetation Mapping
  • SonarWiz, Hypack and Dredgepack Data
  • Profile (Thalweg) Survey
  • GIS Processing and Analysis
  • USACOE and IHO Compliant

The Mapping Network Adds Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) and Analysis

Technology allows for invasive vegetation monitoring, ecological evaluation and eradication status

FOR PRESS RELEASE CLICK HERE >> Aquatic Vegetation Survey

FOR DETAILED EXAMPLES CLICK HERE >> Hydrographic, Sediment Survey & Vegetation Mapping Information (opens as a pdf in your browser)

The Mapping Network is proud to announce the addition of an automated submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) mapping and analysis.  Utilizing software developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC-EL), The Mapping Network, and it’s nationwide network of lake management professionals, have the ability to process the distinct signature of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) within the recorded signal to determine depth, plant height, and coverage.

“The Mapping Network is excited to offer this unique service to clients throughout the country.  We really enjoy helping people make the most of their aquatic resources.” stated Steve Bartosh, President of The Mapping Network. With nationwide coverage, The Mapping Network can fulfill the demand for invasive vegetation monitoring, ecological evaluation and eradication status.

Visit our website for more Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping examples >> CLICK MORE MORE INFO

Vegetation survey
showing a side profile view,
vegetation height scatter plot,
and transect line overview.

About The Mapping Network

The Mapping Network is based in Omaha, Nebraska is an industry leader in hydro-graphic surveys, bathymetry, sub-bottom profile surveys on lake and river systems, sediment mapping, submerged aquatic vegetation mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) consulting, and GPS data collection.  This nationwide network of lake professionals  specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping by accurately mapping bodies of water, calculating the water volume, collecting sediment depth samples at critical areas and monitoring the distribution of sediment over time.  The Mapping Network is comprised of a wide group of professionals specializing in all facets of lake management.   Give The Mapping Network a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

Since 1999, the staff at The Mapping Network began linking hydro-acoustic depth measuring equipment with Differential and RTK GPS receivers to create accurate and up to date bathymetry maps. Over the ensuing years, this technology has improved and our company has remained on the cutting edge of utilizing these systems to produce very accurate and cost effective bathymetry and sediment surveys.The Mapping Network works directly with government organizations, lake associations, engineers, developers and dredging companies. Our company and personnel have been leaders in the development of tools and technology for hydrographic survey systems for over a decade.

Contact:

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

CLICK HERE >> Hydrographic and Sediment Survey Information (opens as a pdf in your browser)

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • Sediment Surveying
  • Sub-Bottom Profiling
  • Side Scanning Sonar Data Collection
  • Lake Bottom Hardness Analysis
  • Capacity Curve Analysis
  • Sediment Quantity Analysis
  • Invasive Vegetation Mapping
  • Land Mapping
  • Bio-Volume Vegetation Mapping
  • SonarWiz, Hypack and Dredgepack Data
  • Profile (Thalweg) Survey
  • GIS Processing and Analysis
  • USACOE and IHO Compliant

Budget Time for Hydrographic and Sediment Surveys

It’s Budget Season!  

Don’t Forget About the Pond!

By SOLitude Lake Management  www.solitudelakemanagement.com

*Do you know if dredging is in your future?

*Do you know how much time you have before your dredging project will begin?

*Do you have a plan in place to deal with the cost and  the logistics of such a large project?

Important Things to Remember When Preparing Your 2013 Budget

  1. Annual Pond Maintenance to make certain that your pond is receiving care year round.
  2. Adding Aeration (fountain or aerator) if your pond does not currently have a functioning aeration system.
  3. Adding Annual Aeration (fountain or aerator) maintenance. Even if these items are under warranty, maintenance is still needed. (Think of the care you give your car motor.)
  4. Funds to enhance your maintenance program with fish stocking, mosquito control, holiday lighting, or other services as desired.
  5. A bathymetric and sedimentation study of the pond. We recommend that this is performed at least every five (5) years in conjunction with your Reserve Study to reveal changes in the pond.
  6. An appropriate contribution to your Reserve Account for the eventual replacement of the pond’s aeration (fountain or aerator) system.
  7. An appropriate contribution to your Reserve Account for the eventual need to dredge your pond.

In the maps above, the HOA needed the depths of the cove to be a minimum of 4 foot for boat access. Mapping Network located the areas where the current depth was less than four feet, which was the dredging zone. The Mapping Network calculated the dredging area and volume. The current lake bathymetry (left) and the post-dredge contours (middle)are shown in blue shading. A cut-fill model (right) shows areas of cut needed to reach the goal.

Your Knowledge May be Beneath the Surface

Dredging is one of the most costly projects that a community or pond owner will incur during the life of a pond. Proper planning for a dredging project could mean cost savings. SŌLitude Lake Management recommends that you have a bathymetric study and sedimentation study periodically to make certain that the shape of your pond isn’t changing more rapidly than you are anticipating. Having the study performed on a regular basis will help to establish patterns and will assist in determining the size, magnitude and timing of dredging projects.

It is important to keep as many records on your pond as possible. A history of services, plans, bathymetry and major weather events is a good tool. If you have the original “as built” plans, they can be used to help determine the rate at which the pond is “filling in”. However, a better way to determine this is a sediment survey which measures the build-up and thickness of the sediment in your pond. A sediment survey can point out patterns and masses of build-up that can allow for a more focused dredge rather than a full-scale project.

Contact us today regarding bathymetry and sediment mapping for your pond. Knowing what lies beneath the surface is important for planning the future!

The Mapping Network surveyed the bottom of the lake including the sediment depths. This map shows the lake water depth as blue contours lines as well as a color shaded sediment thickness. This specialized technology allows the POA to easily locate problem areas.

The Mapping Network surveyed the bottom of the lake including the sediment depths. This map shows the lake water depth as blue contours lines as well as a color shaded sediment thickness. This specialized technology allows the POA to easily locate problem areas.

The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Hydrographic Surveys, Bathymetry, Geographic Information Systems Consulting, Data Conversion, and GPS Data Collection.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping.   If you are serious about maintaining  a high-quality golf course, lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions,  get your resource mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com

A Nationwide Network of GPS Mapping Professionals

Hydrographic Survey and Sediment Mapping Analysis Project from Foster Lake Management

Foster Lake Management and The Mapping Network recently completed a mapping project for a home owners association in North Carolina.  A total of six bodies of water ranging from 0.8 acres to 80 acres were surveyed.  The purpose for the mapping project was to obtain existing sediment volumes so dredging budget numbers could be calculated for a reserve study. Foster Lake Management has been managing these lakes and ponds for over 20 years. They have advised the HOA Board of Directors that they need to recognize that sedimentation is occurring and budget for expected dredging in the future as part of their Reserve Study. Johnny Foster, owner of Foster Lake and Pond Management says “by mapping the entire lakes and collecting sediment depths at areas where sedimentation is occurring we know the existing sediment volumes and it can serve as a baseline for future studies to determine the rate of sedimentation. Several dredging contractors, including us will be asked to provide cost estimates. Since we will all be bidding on the same volume of material removed from known deposits, the Board will be comparing apples to apples in the competitive bids.”

The information will allow the proactive Board of Directors to prepare a reasonable budget now and anticipate future needs over time. “Our company takes pride in being an integrated lake and pond management company that provides the full range of services and products needed by lake, pond and stormwater device owners. We see our partnership with The Mapping Network furthering our commitment to be the most cost effective lake management company in North Carolina and surrounding areas” says Foster.

The bottom line – This powerful information allows for smart management and planning decisions and will serve as a baseline for future projects.  A great value! 

This map shows water depth contour lines for all six bodies of water.  These detailed lake maps will be used for future lake management planning and as fishing maps for the community.

Foster Lake Management surveyed the coves to calculate sediment volume.  Each cove had a total sediment volume along with sediment thickness noted on the map.  The community is able to easily locate sediment problem areas and take appropriate measures to manage these areas.

The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Geographic Information Systems Consulting, Data Conversion, and GPS Data Collection.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping by accurately mapping bodies of water, calculating the water volume, collecting sediment depth samples at critical areas and monitoring the distribution of sediment over time.  We have a nationwide group of professionals specializing in all facets of lake management.   If you are serious about maintaining  a high-quality golf course, lake or pond, be sure you have the ability to make the best decisions,  get your resource mapped by the professionals at The Mapping Network.   Give us a call or send an e-mail to find out more details.

phone:  (402) 241-8177

e-mail: info@themappingnetwork.com

website: www.themappingnetwork.com

Check out The Mapping Network on Facebook for more examples and success stories!

The Mapping Network is proud to announce their firm has been chosen by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, as a Landowner Services provider for Cabela’s Trophy Properties throughout the United States.  Visit us on the Cabela’s Trophy Properties website >> click here

The Mapping Network:  www.TheMappingNetwork.com