OceanWise are pleased to announce that from the 1st of November 2021 the RSOBIA toolbar is available free of charge!
The software tool, which takes raster imagery and segments the data into geographic areas with similar statistical properties, has been particularly successful in supporting those working in research, development and education.
The tool’s creator Tim Le Bas and OceanWise Ltd, who have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating over the last few years on the sale of the tool, have decided that, whilst it will still be available and maintained, the tool will longer be sold as a commercial product. Instead, Tim Le Bas, will maintain and support the tool himself and offer free licences to those who request one.
For more details or to download your free tool, please contact Tim Les Bas on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Le Bas comments: “I would like more people to have access to the tools, so removing all costs should allow new users to trial the tools and see how they can help their data processing and interpretation.”
What is RSOBIA?
Remote Sensor Object Based Image Analysis or ‘RSOBIA’ is a software tool for Esri ArcMap, which interprets and digitises the areas and boundaries seen in imagery (such as sidescan sonar and multi-beam backscatter) and creates a polygonised map of the results (e.g. areas of similar seafloor type). It supports Segmentation and Classification – key techniques for image analysis, and gives quick, easy, repeatable results.
“I have found it (RSOBIA) straightforward to use. The software highlights similar areas of seabed in far greater detail than could be achieved by hand and can turn weeks of work into hours/days when used correctly“. Jon Evans, NOC
Will OceanWise still be involved with RSOBIA?
No, OceanWise will no longer be involved in the sale or support of the RSOBIA tool. As it will be a free tool, the distribution and maintenance of it will now be looked after solely by Tim Le Bas, the tool’s creator. We have loved being involved with the tool and hope to work with Tim in the future on other projects. OceanWise will of course support their existing customers with any transition required and resolve any outstanding queries.Back to News