Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Contour Map of Loch Ness

You may think the above 3D contour map of Loch Ness was derived from some modern sonar study or similar. However, the data points used to generate the image were from the 1903-04 bathymetric survey of the loch conducted by Murray and Pullar. The total number of soundings was 1700 and those have been fed into the plotting software which you can examine at this link. Similar maps for Loch Morar (below), Lomond and  Leven can be viewed as well as the 2D representations.

1 comment:

  1. This contour map is of significant interest, it allows one to see the loch from inside and under. I wonder if there are any more similar maps of Loch Ness to be found online?