Today, Eye4Software B.V. is proud to announce, that the latest version of their Hydrographic Survey Package, Hydromagic version 5.1, has been released to the public.
The main purpose of this software is to map the bottom of a river, pond or ocean in 3D, by using a (D)GPS or RTK positioning system combined with an echosounder or fishfinder.
Once the data acquisition has been completed, the sounding can, if needed, be filtered and corrected using the built-in sounding editor.
The corrected sounding can be used to generate a number of final products, like a digital terrain model or DTM, volume calculation, cross sections, depth contours, Google Earth overlay, DXF CAD file and more.
The software supports multiple map formats, including some nautical map formats, such as S57/S63 ENC and GIS formats like GeoTIFF, ESRI Shape and Mapinfo files. CAD drawings generated with either Microstation or AutoCAD (DXF) can also be used.
The software is shipped with more then 5000 built-in local map projections, which allows you to use it at almost any place on earth.
This new version supports realtime calculation of the current tide level by using a RTK receiver connected to the PC. Using the antenna height, antenna offset and a geoid model, the tide level is calculated and applied to the sounding, resulting in a height value relative to the local vertical datum.
Another vast improvement is the use of OpenStreetMap, Google Maps or Bing maps for background maps. In cases where an official CAD drawing of the area is not available, just select the boundaries of your project to load satellite imagery or a streetmap.
For more information regarding this product, or to download a demo version of the product, please visit the product website at http://www.eye4software.com/products/hydromagic, or follow us on our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Eye4Software