With the development of the PC version of ISRP, ISRP can now be put in the hands of its primary audience - the surveyors. Equipped with a portable PC and a printer, survey data can be processed, stored, and plotted in the field or office, and at reasonable cost.
The primary output from ISRP is a two-dimensional ( Y, distance offshore, and Z, elevation) data file of surveys of beach profile lines. The file can be organized so that all surveys of a given profile line are stored sequentially by the date they were taken.
Though most users will be interested only in the 2-D processing, ISRP includes limited capabilities for the entry and storage of three dimensional (3-D) data (X-distance alongshore, Y, and Z) which retains the exact alongshore position of each survey point. It may be useful as input to contour or perspective plotting programs and for computing areal changes.