Eye4Software Hydromagic

Hydrographic Survey Software

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Cross section statistics

The cross section statistics tool in Hydromagic can be used to test the quality of your survey data. This function only gives information on whether the correct latency values are used, the positioning system is working correctly and has a stable fix, and if the data is coming in without delays.

In order to use cross sections statistics, you have to run perpendicular lines during your survey and store each line as a separate raw data file.
You need to setup perpendicular cross sections in your project as well as shown below:

Draw perpendicular cross sections

How cross section statistics are calculated

In order to calculate cross section statistics the following steps are performed by the software:

Start the tool

To start the staging volumes tool, select the "Cross Sections Statistics" option from the "Tools" menu.
The tool will open with the last settings:

Cross section statistics tool

Selecting sounding data

After performing the hydrographic survey you have to convert your raw sounding data to corrected sounding files first. This can be done by the built-in "Generate Soundings Wizard". Click the "Select..." button next to the soundings input field. In the selection window that appears, select at least two soundings that cross another sounding.

Select sounding data

Selecting cross sections

Click the "Select..." button next to the sections input field. In the selection window that appears, select at least two sections that cross another cross section.

Select sounding data

Calculating cross section statistics

After selecting the cross sections and sounding data to use, just click the "Calculate" button to get the results. If no results are displayed, no crossing soundings or sections are found, or the soundings are too far away from the cross sections.

Calculated cross section statistics

The table shows all the coordinates where soundings cross with the depth values for both soundings. When the position information is correct, vessel offsets are set correctly and there are no issues with latency the values should be almost the same. The lower the difference between these two depth values, the higher the quality of the soundings. This difference is shown in the last column.

The statistics section at the bottom of the page displays the average statistics for all selected soundings.

Exporting data to excel

To export the calculated cross section statistics to Microsoft Excel, click the "Export..." button.
Next choose the file name of the exported data.

The data is stored as comma separated values (CSV) file which can be opened in most software.
Below is an example of the above data stored as comma separated values file:


Creating a report

In addition to Excel exports, it is also possible to generate a PDF report containing the calculated statistics.
To create a report, click the "Report..." button and supply the software with a valid PDF file name.
By default PDF reports are generated under the "Reports" folder in your project folder.

To view reports, you should have a PDF Viewer installed like "Acrobat Reader" or FoxIt" reader.
Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 users can use the build in "Reader" application as well.

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