Falkor’s ship track is logged by a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) called CNAV. The ships acquisition systems can also log navigation data from the Bridge, as well as from other dedicated survey navigation systems installed in the labs of Falkor.
The ship track data can also be viewed in programs such as Google Earth, where the distances traveled can be measured. Falkors advanced GNSS system has better-than-meter accuracy – usually around 30-40 cm/1 ft. This accuracy allows scientists to know the exact location of where their data was collected to a high degree of precision. This level of precision is very important when mapping in shallow water where Falkor’s multibeam systems are able to resolve small objects that scientists and crew may want to further investigate.
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