USA–Halcrow, one of the civil engineering consultancies, has used the TatukGIS Developer Kernel (VCL edition) as the GIS engine for its SANDS (Shoreline and Nearshore Data System) solution for sustainable asset management and analysis. SANDS is a data capture, monitoring and analysis suite developed for use by asset managers, engineers, researchers and scientists, typically involved with the maritime environment, coastal areas and ports, etc. Once populated with the appropriate data, e.g., wind, wave and water level data, topographic and hydrographic survey data – SANDS can undertake tidal analysis and prediction, extremes analysis, wind/wave rose plots, sediment transport analysis, joint probability analysis; plus erosion/accretion analysis and area/volumetric analysis.
SANDS is used internally by Halcrow and externally by independent SANDS users for numerous projects in a number of countries.
In addition to SANDS, Halcrow’s New York City office employs the TatukGIS DK-VCL extensively to create tools and utilities for on-going projects, including an extensive toolbox for use by underwater inspection of urban piers. In addition, CommunityCartography, which is a long-time user of the DK and now completely owned by Halcrow, continues to offer specialized urban mapping tools to the New York City metro region.