Eye4Software Hydromagic is a hydrographic survey software tool, which can be used to map areas using a GPS and echosounder.
Use the software to import, view and edit your maps, display your position and to record depths (create soundings).
The software will work with almost any GPS and echosounder, and can be used on any desktop, laptop or netbook computer running Windows XP(SP2) or higher.
Some application examples:
- Record depth data using a GPS and echosounder;
- Show your current position and depth on a loaded map;
- Convert your soundings to a regularly spaced XYZ data (DTM);
- Convert your soundings to different file formats;
- Show cross-sections and calculate volumes;
- Design and generate theoretical DTM's (channel design);
- Create depth contours and save them as ESRI shapefiles;
- Add comments, symbols or routes to your maps;
- Perform realtime positioning on research and hydrographic survey vessels;
- Fishing industry, for instance to navigate inside the assigned fishing parcels;
- View GIS features on shapefiles, CAD and S57 (ENC) data;
|Realtime position display and tracking on S57 ENCs.
||Use the software with GeoTIFF maps.
||Generate regularly spaced data (matrix) from your sounding.
||Generate depth contours.||
|Use theoretical DTM's for volume calculation
||Profile editor / channel design.
The software can communicate with almost any GPS device to retrieve your current position and show it on one of the supported raster or vectormaps.
Any GPS device supporting the NMEA0183 protocol is supportd. It is possible to record your movements and the measured depths to a track.
When a map is loaded, you can also calculate distance and course, add symbols, lines, boundaries and comments to your map and save and / or print them.
The software supports a wide variaty of both vector and raster formats that can be used as background map, including:
- Arc/Info ASCII Grid files;
- Arc/Info Binary Coverage files;
- Arc/Info Export files (E00);
- Atlas BNA Boundary files;
- AutoCad DXF Drawing files;
- BSB nautical map files;
- ESRI Shape files (SHP);
- GeoJSON map files;
- GeoTIFF / TIFF files;
- Graphical Interchange Format files (GIF);
- Idrisi Vector files (VCT);
- JPEG Image files;
- Keyhole Markup Language files (KML);
- MapInfo MIF/MID files;
- MapInfo TAB files;
- Microsoft Windows Bitmap files (BMP);
- Microstation ISFF Design files (DGN);
- OpenStreetMap XML Export files (OSM);
- Portable Network Graphics files (PNG);
- IHO S57 Electronic Nautical Chart files;
- IHO S63 Electronic Nautical Chart files;
- USGS Digital Line Graph files (DLG-3);
- USGS Digital Line Graph files (DLG-O);
Import and Export formats
Overlay data, such as comments, waypoints, matrix and sounding data can be imported from or exported to different file formats.
File formats supported include ASCII XYZ Files, Topographix GPX GPS Exchange Files, Google Earth KML, ARC/INFO ASCII and AutoCAD DXF Files.
Some other tools and features the software offers:
- Built in sounding editor to edit, shift, filter or correct your soundings;
- Generate one or more depth contours as map overlay;
- Generate regularly spaced XYZ data using triangulation (TIN);
- Create and show channel cross-sections;
- Filter incoming data from GPS, echosounder and other sensors;
- Calculate volumes using DTM's (Digital Terrain Models) or cross sections;
- Automatic or manual tide correction;
- Perform sound velocity corrections on soundings;
- Map calibration, to use your own downloaded or scanned GIF, PNG, BMP, JPG and TIF maps;
- Dataview to display all incoming information retrieved from GPS, echosounder and other sensors;
- Track recorder to save all movements and measured depths to a GPS track;
- Great circle calculations to perform distance and bearing calculations from point to point;
- Display your vessel's position on the map in realtime and on scale;
- Display locations of other vessels around you using an AIS receiver;
- Use dynamic or static offsets for depth and position;
- Support for NADCON, HARN and NTv2 datum transformation files;
- Export sounding or DTM data to CAD, Google Earth, Grid/Elevation file, ASCII file or printer;
- Can simply be modified to support new hardware because the use of plugins;
- Support for IHO S-63 encrypted ENC's.
To display a part of the globe (ellips or sphere) on a display(plane), a map projection is needed to prevent distortion of the map data.
The software is shipped with a database containing over 5000 predefined map projections. You can also delete, modify and add new definitions.
Map projections supported by this software include:
- Transverse Mercator;
- Oblique Mercator;
- Oblique Stereographic;
- Polar Stereographic;
- Albers Equal Area Conic;
- Lambert Conformal Conic;
- Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area;
- Eckert IV;
- Eckert VI;
- Cylindrical Equal Area.
To receive realtime GPS information, you need a NMEA0183 compatible (D)GPS device or RTK receiver (most GPS devices around support the NMEA-0183 protocol)
attached to your computer using an USB, Bluetooth or RS232 serial connection. To record soundings, you also need a fishfinder or (hydropgrahic)echosounder.
For a list of supported hardware click here.
A fully functional 30-day trial version can be downloaded free of charge from the downloads page.
Pricing, licensing and ordering
Pricing, licensing and ordering information can be found on our sales page.