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Map Footer

A map footer is a section with text which is displayed over lower left corner of the map when exporting or printing the current map view from Hydromagic Survey or Hydromagic Dredging. This footer can contain basic information about your Hydromagic project, like surveyor name, dredge operator name, project description, date or the units and projection used.

You can choose whether you want to include a map footer on your exported or printed map views or not. By default this option has been disabled, since the map footer content needs to be configured first.

map footer example
Example of a map footer added by Hydromagic on exporting your screen.

Modifying map footer settings

To access the map footer settings, first select the "Preferences..." item from the "Options" menu to open the preferences dialog. In the preferences dialog, select the "Miscellaneous" tab, and click the "Setup..." button in the "Map Footer" section as shown below:

The map footer configuration can be found under the Miscellaneous tab
The map footer configuration can be found
under the "Miscellaneous" tab.

Configuring the map footer content

The first five (two line when using versions prior to 9.4) lines of text in the map footer can contain static text, combined with placeholders (optional). Static text means that this text is displayed exactly as it has been entered. When leaving one or more lines blank, they will not be drawn. For instance, when you only enter two lines of text, the map footer should look like the example at the top of this page.

The map footer content settings dialog
The map footer content settings dialog.

When inserting a placeholder, this placeholder will be replaced with a project variable at the time the map view is exported or printed. To insert one of the placeholders that are recognized by the software, just click the "Add Placeholder..." button for that line. When one of the "Add Placeholder..." buttons has been clicked, the "Select Placeholder" dialog will be shown. Just select an item from the list, and click "OK" to insert the placeholder into your line of text. It is allowed to copy and paste placeholders to different lines, and you can also use multiple placeholders per line.

Placeholder selection dialog

The various placeholders can be found in this dialog, along with an explanation on how they will be replaced with project variables when printing or exporting. Select an item and click "OK" to insert, or just double-click the required placeholder.

The placeholder selection dialog.
The placeholder selection dialog.

Map footer optional settings

Sounding date

To include the sounding data into the map footer, make sure that the "Show Date" check box has been checked. Next click the date selection control to select which date to display in the footer. You will usually select the date on which the sounding has been performed. By default, todays date has been selected. To configure how the date will be formatted, please refer to the "Time Formats" section at the end of the System Options manual page.

Show horizontal units

Include the horizontal units (easting and northing units) used in the coordinate reference system into the map footer.

Show vertical units

Include the vertical units (depth, tide and elevation units) used in the coordinate reference system into the map footer.

Show Local Grid

Checking this check box causes the local "coordinate reference system" name to be included into the map footer.