Eye4Software B.V. has announced that the latest version of their Hydrographic Survey Package, Hydromagic version 5.2, has been released to the public.
The main purpose of this software is to map the bottom of a river, reservoir or ocean in 3D, by using a (D)GPS or RTK positioning system combined with an echosounder.
Once 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 AutoCAD 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 can now be used to collect and process dual frequency sounding data, as well as additional sensor data, such as magnetometer data, or advanced data from echosounders, like reflectivity or bottom-loss.
Press Release, October 22, 2013