Hydromagic is a professional hydrographic survey package,
which can be used to map depth areas using an echosounder.
The software is very affordable and the learning curve is very short.
You can start creating your first sounding within a single day.
A free demo version is available for download on the download page.
The software can communicate with almost any (NMEA0183 compatible) GPS or RTK receiver to retrieve your current position and height, and show it on one of the support raster or vectormaps. In addition, with a RTK receiver, you can calculate tide levels in real-time.
Hydromagic offers support for a wide range of both cheap echosounders or fishfinders, and professional (dual frequency) hydrographic echosounders.
Besides GPS and echosounder, also other hardware, such as a tide receiver, magnetometer, motion or tilt sensor, heading sensor (compass) or an AIS receiver can be connected. for a full list of supported echosounders and other hardware click here.
To display a part of the globe on a display, a map projection is needed to prevent distortion of the map data. The software is shipped with a database containing over 5000 predefined local and global map datums and grids.