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Fledermaus specifications

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Fledermaus is an interactive 4D geo-spatial analysis software. With movie-making tools and integrated video playback, it is the gold standard for presentation and communication.

Measured & Proven

Stereo-capable 4D visualization
Functionality integrated to time series data components.

3D fly-throughs
Create and record fly-throughs in 3D space.

Video integration
Synchronized data-integrated video playback in the scene.

Navigation support
Support for navigation peripherals (e.g. bat, mouse, and space navigator).

Time/space notes
Set for movie-making with easy text/image insertion.

Grid functionality
Create, interpolate, mask, crop, and resample grids for the best possible interpretation of the seafloor.

Image draping
Drape imagery (e.g. side scan or backscatter mosaics, charts, class, textures, etc.) atop 3D surfaces.

Object and surface analysis
Show object and surface change over time, and perform slope and surface difference calculations.

Object tracking
Real-time tracking of objects (vessels, animals, etc.) via serial cable, UDP packet, or logged string.

Point, line, and polygon creation
Generate and export points, lines, polygons, contours, and grids in industry-standard formats.

Image export
Produce high-resolution graphics for reports, posters, and publications.

FM Geocoder Toolbox
Backscatter processing and multi-frequency mosaicking, intra-vessel normalization, and seafloor characterization.

FM Midwater
Processing and analysis of multibeam and singlebeam water-column data and seismic data.

ESRI integration
Seamless workflow with direct 2-way link to ArcGIS software.

Pipeline tools
Pipeline analysis (eventing), route planning, pipeline length calculations, and data exports.

Profiling
Generate and export long- and cross- profiles for use in engineering analysis.

Charting support
Sounding, feature, and contact selection and export to database.

Supported platforms

Windows
Windows 7, 8.1, 10* (32- or 64-bit)
*Excludes "N" and "KN" versions

Mac
Mac OS X 10.10.x, 10.11x, 10.12x

Linux
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit)
Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)
Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit)

System requirements

Processor
Intel i3 2.4+Ghz/AMD equivalent (minimum), Intel i5 or i7 2.6Ghz+ / AMD equivalent (recommended).

Video card
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce 8000 series, AMD HD2xxxx (RV610+), Intel HD2000, Support for Open GL 3.0+
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce 400 series, AMD 7xxxx, Intel HD6xxxx, Support for OpenGL 4.1+

Memory
3 GB+ (minimum), 8GB+ (recommended).

Monitor
Resolution of 1280x1024 (minimum), 1600x1200 (recommended).

Mouse
2 button with scroll wheel, 3 button mouse, or trackpad equivalency.

Supported file formats

Data input and export
A wide variety of gridded, point, and image formats are supported, as well as backscatter and midwater import formats. For a complete listing: https://confluence.qps.nl/fledermaus/technical-information/file-formats/data-formats

Gridded data import formats
ArcView Binary Grid
ER Mapper Grid
Fugro GRI
Caris Base Surface
Predicted Topography
Gridded ASCII
Etopo2 Database
GMT GRD
ISIS Grid
Raw Binary Grid
BAG/Open Navigation Surface
NetCDF
Multi-Column ASCII
Etopo5 Database
Grass DTM
NOAA Gravity
Surfer ASCII Binary Grid
DTED Grid
Final Survey Grid (NAVO)
GUTM Grid
OMG R4/MOS
USGS DEM
GeoTIFF Grid / Floating Point GeoTIFF
QINSy GRD
PFM 6.3.0

Gridded data export formats
ASCII Grid
ASCII Arcview Grid
GeoTIFF Grid / Floating Point GeoTIFF
Generic Binary Grid
GMT Grid
QINSy GRD
PFM 6.3.0

FM Geocoder import formats
GSF
ALL
XTF (limited support)
GSF/S7K or 7K pair
GSF/XTF pair
GSF/R2SC or R2S pair
QPD/DB pair (for select sonars)
HDCS/ALL pair
HDCS/S7K or 7K pair
HDCS/R2SC or R2S pair
HDCS/GSF pair
HDCS/XTF pair

FM Midwater import format
ALL
WCD
RAW
EK5
XTF
83B
S7K
SEGY
DBM
QPD+DB (for select sonars)

Image formats
BMP
GIF
ERDAS Imagine
JPEG 2000
UniSIPS
JPEG
PNG
TIFF
EPS

Point data imports
HDCS (Caris) - Windows Only
GSF
NEPTUNE (Kongsberg)
raw.all (Kongsberg)
PDS2000 (Reson)
ASCII XYZ
HTF (RAN)
SHOALS OUT (Optech)
SHOALS HOF (Optech)
SHOALS TOF (Optech)
SHOALS ABH (Optech)
C&C Binary XYZ (C&C)
C&C Trace (C&C)
OMG MERGE (UNB)
SURF (Atlas)
FAU / FAU2
LAS 1.2
PIVOT (SHOM)
B93 (NGA)
HS2 (Hypack) - Windows Only
HS2x (Hypack) - Windows Only
BDI (SMA)
Lidar Comprehensive
L3 XSE
QINSy QPD1
QINSy QPD2

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