Tuesday, July 25, 2017

And the Export Oscar goes to... Ocean Maps!

Thank you so much to everybody supporting us! Austrian Born Global Champion Award handed over by Minister of Economics Dr. Harald Mahrer and President of Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Christoph Leitl.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New wrecks out now: Ocean Maps expands Florida App with two more dive sites

Last month, Ocean Maps had Ups and Downs: The market entry in the US was a great success as well as the presentations at two of the most important watersport fairs: The DEMA in Las Vegas and the BOOT in D├╝sseldorf (Germany). Ocean Maps went down in Florida to add two more dive spots in the Florida Scuba Diving App. The spots belong to the best what the east coast in the US has to offer:

The wreck of the ,,Duane“:
The Duane has a moving history behind her: She was used to observe the weather in Greenland as well as during the 2nd World War. Moreover, she was used during Vietnam War and by the Coast Guard – she is claimed the ship with the most years in duty of military service. 1987 she was sunk near Key Largo. She now rests in a depth of 40 meters and with her total length of 100 meters, she attarcts scuba divers from all over the world.

The ,,Miami Fish Tanks“:
In 1994 it was proved, that tanks cannot swim. Two M60 military tanks were sunk together with limestone rocks to build an artificial reef. Nowadays, scuba divers can watch a vibrant marine life with lots of corals and fish. The tanks are next to the Matthew Lawrence barge in a depth of 15 meters. The flora and fauna as well as the extraodinary objects make it to one of the most interesting dive sites in Florida.

About Ocean Maps GmbH

Ocean Maps GmbH creates the world’s first interactive 3D dive maps based on high resolution sonar- satellite and video data. The application helps divers to explore underwater worlds before actually going there.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Our Latest Exploration

 In order to map the world we need some really good measuring gear, as you can imagine. We like to measure with sonar, but we felt it was time for an upgrade to keep pace with changing technology. On the 21st of December we went to Attersee to test a multi-beam sonar by the brand WASSP. 

Instead of jumping into the deep end, we had an expert, Mr. Engel of the sales company FURUNO Germany, accompany us to show all the functions and features of the sonar.

So, we had a sonar to test, but what boat were we going to use? Thankfully, Mr. Heinz Campestrini of the water rescue at Attersee was our captain and took us out on the “Elisabeth“.

It was pretty cold and a little bit windy, but the landscape was incredibly beautiful; there was some fog and clouds which made the Attersee look like a lake in a horror movie. A little creepy, but a great scene to be exploring in.

Mr. Engel explained to us how the sonar worked and how we could use it to measure dive spots. The best way to learn is by doing, so we started somewhere in the lake and analyzed the recorded data. Then we went to the Schlierwand, a well-known dive site at Attersee which is also featured in our application Attersee Scuba Diving. 

After hours of measuring and testing the equipment, our exploration to Attersee was over and we went back to the office.

There, our developers and technicians took a look at the recorded measuring data and had a de-briefing with Mr. Engel to conclude if this is a potential tool for us to use in the future.

Our media guy and photographer accompanied the explorers on the expedition to capture the pictures which are featured in this blogpost!

We love keeping you up to date with new stuff here and look forward to our next exploration. In the meantime, check out our Attersee Scuba diving app with the top dive sites around the Attersee.

Download it in Google Play and App Store.