Since its publication in April 2011, the Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) has become the de facto industry standard for delivering seabed survey data in geographic information system (GIS) format.
Historically, geographical features interpreted from seabed survey data have been delivered in unstructured CAD files. This has made the management, integration and exchange of the survey data and interpretation of results difficult. To address these issues the IOGP Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Task Force was formed in 2010 to define a standard GIS data model for delivery, management and exchange of seabed survey data. In January 2017 IOGP successfully released an updated version of the model (SSDM V2) incorporating the industry feedback received so far.
Version 2 of the SSDM package will unpack itself into the following structure:
- 7_ Feedback_Form
The IOGP reports supporting SSDM Version 2 are also available:
- Report 462-01 – Guidelines for the use of the Seabed Survey Data Model
- Report 462-02 – Guideline for the delivery of the Seabed Survey Data Model
Other useful documentation:
- Report 462-03 – Interface between pipeline data models and the OGP Seabed Survey Data Model. The Report provides guidance on the interface between the SSDM and the current version of the industry following pipeline data models: Pipeline Open Data Standard Relational (PODS Relational), Pipeline Open Data Standard Esri Spatial (PODS Spatial) and the ArcGIS Pipeline Data Model (APDM).
- The SSDM Version 1 launch presentation (used at ESRI Petroleum User Group in April 2011).