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Q100001 What are the system requirements for this software ?
This software can be run on any desktop or laptop PC running Windows XP SP2 or newer. ...
Tags:  System Requirements


Q100002 Is Hydromagic tested on Windows 8 ?
Yes, you should be able to run Hydromagic on desktops, tablets or notebooks running Windows 8 in desktop mode. Hydromagic will NOT run on Windows RT devices. ...
Tags:  System Requirements, Operating System, Windows 8


Q100003 During installation, the installer is complaining that the 'CodeMeter.exe' file cannot be overwritten. What should I do ?
You received this error most probably because you are upgrading an existing version of the software. You can click the 'Ignore' button to ignore the message and continue the install. However, we recommend to use the following approach: Uninstall the old version if not done ...
Tags:  Installation, Error, Codemeter


Q100004 Do you have a brochure of the Hydromagic product ?
A brochure can be downloaded in PDF format from our website. ...
Tags:  Brochure, Product Information


Q100005 I noticed a new version has been released. Do you have a list of new features ?
Each time a new version of Hydromagic is released, you will find a list of new features and bug fixes in the "Release Notes": http://www.eye4software.com/hydromagic/documentation/release-notes/ ...
Tags:  Updates, New Features, Release Notes


Q100006 Do you offer training for your software ?
Yes we do, courses are offered in English or Dutch only. For Hydromagic courses in English, please contact Highland Geo Solutions. ...
Tags:  Sales, Training, Hydromagic Courses, Courses


Q100007 What support is offered ?
We offer email support on European working days between 0900 and 2100 GMT. When buying software through a reseller, they can offset first line support by telephone and email as well. Please note that to offer technical support, you have to have a valid maintenance contract. Each lice ...
Tags:  Support, Email Support, Telephone Support


Q100008 For what period am I entitled to receive technical support and updates ?
When buying a software license from Eye4Software B.V. or one of its resellers, you are entitled to receive free technical support and updates for the period of one (1) year. After this first year, you can decide to extend the support contract for one or more years. Additional support ...
Tags:  Support, Support Renewal, Support Period, Updates


Q100009 Can Hydromagic be used to calculate the volume of water in a pond or lake ?
Yes, this is possible. By creating a sounding of the lake using a simple GPS and echosounder, a depth matrix (XYZ) can be created using interpolation. The generated matrix will be compared to a reference level (in this case the water surface, which is 0.0). This results in a calculat ...
Tags:  Lake Volume, Pond Volume, Basin Volume, Volume Calculation, Area Calculation


Q100010 What is hydrography?
The science of hydrography can be described as a branch of applied sciences which deals with the measurement and description of the features of the sea and coastal areas for the primary purpose of navigation and all other marine purposes and activities including offshore activities, research, prot ...
Tags:  Hydrography, Hydrography Definition


Q100011 What is the use of Hydrographic Survey?
The main objective of conducting a Hydrographic Survey is to produce Navigational Charts both manual and digital (Electronic Navigation Chart), which gives a complete, accurate, easily understood and up to date picture of the area surveyed. A lot of supplementary information which are neede ...
Tags:  Hydrographic Survey, Hydrographic Survey Definition


Q100012 How do I find out that a product has released an important update?
When an important update or a new version of the product is released, we always post this as a news item on hour Twitter or Facebook timeline. If you are not using social media, you can check the Hydromagic Release Notes" page on a regular base ...
Tags:  Product Updates, New Releases, New Versions, Release Notes


Q100013 Do you have a printed manual of the software ?
No we don't. This is because it changes all the time, resulting in throwing lots of paper away. However, we publish a printer friendly manual on the website which can be downloaded as PDF, which you can print by yourself. Printer Friendly Manual for Hydromagic ...
Tags:  Manual, Printed Manual, PDF Manual, Offline Manual


Q100014 Do you offer a demo version of your product ?
Yes we do, a demo version of the product can be downloaded from the Downloads page on our website. The demo version can be used to explore all the features of the software, however, it is not possible to save, export or print data. ...
Tags:  Demo Version, Trial Version, Demo


Q110001 Is the NMEA2000 protocol supported by your software ?
No, at this moment we only support NMEA0183. Unlike NMEA0183, the NMEA2000 is implemented on the CAN (Controller Area Network) protocol, and NMEA2000 devices are not connected to a serial or USB port. ...
Tags:  NMEA0183, NMEA2000


Q110002 I have a GPS and echosounder connected to a datacombiner. The information from my echosounder is interferencing with my GPS, what can i do?
Some echosounders forward positions from a connected GPS, even when no GPS is connected. This may result in alternating GPS positions in the Hydromagic software. To avoid this, you can specify a talker ID, so that only the information from your GPS is used. This talker ID can be ent ...
Tags:  NMEA0183, Datacombiner, Talker ID


Q110003 Can I connect a sidescan sonar ?
At this moment, only single beam echosounders are supported. However, we will be supporting sidescan in the near future. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. ...
Tags:  Supported Hardware, Sidescan Sonar


Q110004 Can your software process multibeam data ?
At this moment, only single beam echosounders are supported. However, we will be supporting multibeam in the near future. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. ...
Tags:  Supported Hardware, Multibeam, Multibeam echosounder, MBES


Q110005 I connected a device to a serial port, but no data is coming in. What should I do ?
When no data is received, please check the following steps before contacting support: Make sure the device is plugged in Double check for serial port and speed When the serial cable has only 2 or 3 connections, make sure the hardware flow control in the device's configuration is ...
Tags:  No Data Received, Serial Port, NMEA0183, Baudrate, Flow Control


Q111001 I just bought a GPS to start testing with your software. How do i connect the GPS to my computer ?
This depends on the GPS receiver used. Some GPS devices, use USB, some Bluetooth and other are using a serial connection. To connect Bluetooth device, you need a Bluetooth dongle connected to your PC in order to read data from the device. From your Bluetooth manager software, connect to th ...
Tags:  Serial Ports


Q111002 I just bought a GPS device, but my computer doesn't have any serial port. What can I do ?
The best is to purchase an USB to serial converter. The best ones around are the converters using a FTDI chipset. ...
Tags:  Serial Ports, USB to Serial converters


Q111003 My GPS outputs data at 9600bps, is this speed supported ?
The recommended baudrate for NMEA0183 devices is 4800bps. These days, some GPS units are also using 9600bps or even 19200bps for some RTK receivers. The software allows you to change the port speed of a NMEA0183 channel between the most commonly used baudrates, so other speeds then 4800bps ...
Tags:  NMEA0183, Serial Ports, Baudrate


Q111004 Do you have an up-to-date list of GPS and RTK receivers that are known to work well with your software ?
A list of supported hardware (including GPS and RTK receivers can be found here. Please note, that when a device isn't listed this does not mean it does not work with our software. It is safe to say that every GPS or RTK receiver capable of outputting NMEA0183 or Garmin PVT data is supporte ...
Tags:  GPS receivers, RTK receivers, supported hardware


Q111005 I am using a CSI DGPS device, but the GGA output is more precise (more digits) then the GLL, how can i force the software to use the GGA sentences only ?
In Hydromagic, it is possible to specify which NMEA0183 sentences should be encoded. To do so, select the NMEA0183 channel the GPS device is connected to, and click the "Select Sentences..." button. The "Select Sentences" dialog should now appear. It allows you to select which senten ...
Tags:  NMEA0183, NMEA0183 Sentences, Select Sentences


Q111006 I'd like to test the software, and I own a Garmin handheld receiver with USB connection. Can it be used with Hydromagic ?
Yes, Hydromagic offers functionality to connect Garmin handhelds that are equipped with an USB port. Garmin is using the proprietary PVT protocol for it's devices. Hydromagic has a built-in plugin to decode PVT data by accessing the Garmin USB driver directly. This plugin can be star ...
Tags:  Garmin GPS, Garmin USB, Garmin PT


Q111007 Where do I configure the horizontal distance between the transducer and GPS antenna?
In order to get accurate soundings when GPS antenna and echosounder transducer are not mounted on the same location, an offset has to be calculated by taking the X and Y offset between the sensors and project this position using the vessels heading.In Hydromagic, the position of the transducer and a ...
Tags:  Vessel Shape, Transducer offset, Sensor offsets, Heading, Vessel Designer, Vessel Shape Editor


Q111008 Can I connect devices with Bluetooth?
Yes this is supported.When a device has been paired with your computer, virtual serial ports will be created on your system.They will be called something like "Standard serial port over Bluetooth link #1".Just check which "COMxx" port is associated with the serial port, and use this to configure the ...
Tags:  Bluetooth, RS232, Serial Port


Q112001 Do you have an up-to-date list of echosounders that are known to work well with your software ?
A list of supported hardware (including echosounders and fishfinders) can be found here. Please note, that when a device isn't listed, this does not mean it does not work with our software. It is safe to say that every echosounder or fishfinder that supports either the NMEA0183 (DP ...
Tags:  Echosounders, Fishfinders, Supported Hardware


Q112002 Where to enter the transducer offset ?
To enter the transducer offset, also known as keel offset, select "Preferences..." from the "Options" menu and select the "Calibration" tab. You will see an option "Use echosounder offset". Enable this option and enter the distance between the bottom of the transducer and the waterline in t ...
Tags:  Echosounder, Transducer Offset, Keel Offset


Q112003 Is it possible to map bottom hardness using your software ?
Yes, this is possible, however this feature is not supported for all echosounders. For Hydromagic to calculate the bottom hardness, you need echosounder hardware which is capable of: Return reflectivity Return bottom-loss Return multiple return signals (E1 and E2) Retur ...
Tags:  Bottom Hardness, Dual Frequency, Reflectivity, Return Signals, Bottom Loss


Q112004 Where do I configure the draft in your software?
In hydrography, the (static) draft is the offset between the bottom of the echosounder's transducer and the water surface. This is normally a fixed value and should not change very often. Some echosounders allow you to define this draft in the echosounder's configuration.In cases in which it isn't ...
Tags:  Transducer offset, draft, dynamic draft, sounder offset


Q112005 Can I connect devices with Bluetooth?
Yes this is supported.When a device has been paired with your computer, virtual serial ports will be created on your system.They will be called something like "Standard serial port over Bluetooth link #1".Just check which "COMxx" port is associated with the serial port, and use this to configure the ...
Tags:  Bluetooth, Serial ports, wireless


Q112006 Where do I configure the horizontal distance between the transducer and GPS antenna?
In order to get accurate soundings when GPS antenna and echosounder transducer are not mounted on the same location, an offset has to be calculated by taking the X and Y offset between the sensors and project this position using the vessels heading.In Hydromagic, the position of the transducer and a ...
Tags:  Vessel Shape, Transducer offset, Sensor offsets, Heading, Vessel Designer, Vessel Shape Editor


Q113001 Do you have an up-to-date list of AIS receivers that are known to work well with your software ?
A list of supported hardware (including AIS receivers) can be found here. Please note, that when a device isn't listed, this does not mean it does not work with our software. It is safe to say that every AIS receiver equiped with a NMEA0183 compatible output is supported by Hydromagi ...
Tags:  Supported Hardware, AIS receivers


Q114001 Does your software offer support for motion sensors ?
Yes, starting from Hydromagic version 6.0, motion sensors can be used to correct your soundings for heave, pitch and roll. Motion sensors are configured using plugins, at this moment we support the TSS1 format which is compatible with most motion sensors around. In case your motion s ...
Tags:  Motion Sensor, IMU, TSS1, Heave, Pitch, Roll, Heave Correction


Q115001 Can I use a NMEA0183 compatible total station with your software?
Yes you can. Most total stations output a NMEA0183 compatible GGA sentence to pass position data.Where the position data is in WGS84 on GPS receivers, the total station outputs northing and eastings.To use a total station, just connect it to an available serial port and use the "Trimble Total Stati ...
Tags:  Total Station, GGA, Psuedo NMEA0183


Q120001 Where can I get maps to use with your software ?
Hydromagic is shipped without maps. However, in most cases you should be able to find a map for your area, either free from the internet, or payed. Hydromagic supports a large range of map formats, including nautical maps such as S57/S63 ENCs and BSB, CAD formats, like AutoCAD DXF and Micro ...
Tags:  Maps, Map Sources, Map Formats, Map Download


Q120002 Does your software support IHO S-57 maps ?
hydromagic supports both IHO S-57 and S-63 maps. When you need inland ECDIS maps for Europe or the United States, you can most probably download them for free. Please refer to the following page for a list of countries offering free S-57 map data: Getting S57 ENC'S - Links to map dow ...
Tags:  Maps, Nautical Maps, Nautical Charts, IHO S-57, IHO S-63, ECDIS, ENC


Q130001 Is it possible to change the latitude / longitude format ?
Yes, positions can be displayed in various latitude/longitude formats. When a map projection has been specified, positions can also be displayed in local grid units. To change the latitude/longitude format used in the software, select "Preferences" from the "Options" menu, and select the "U ...
Tags:  Position Format, Coordinate Format, Local Grid Coordinates


Q130002 I am using a satellite image to navigate, however it is hard to see the vessel shape. Can I change it's color ?
Yes, this is possible. You can specify both the vessel's shape and color. To do so, select "Preferences" from the "Options" menu, and click the "Map" tab. At the bottom of this tab, you will find a section called "Vessel shape, color and offsets". You can set the line color of the vessel sh ...
Tags:  Vessel Shape, Vessel Color


Q130003 Is it possible to correct sounding with the salinity at sea ?
The speed of sound through salt water differs from the speed in fresh water. Hydromagic supports sound velocity correction. To enter the sound velocity for different layers of water, select "Preferences..." from the "Options" menu, and select the "Calibration" tab. Click the " ...
Tags:  Sound Velocity, Salinity, Sea Water, Speed of Sound


Q130004 Where do I configure the distance between the transducer and GPS antenna ?
In order to get accurate soundings when GPS antenna and echosounder transducer are not mounted on the same location, an offset has to be calculated by taking the X and Y offset between the sensors and project this position using the vessels heading. In Hydromagic, the position of the transd ...
Tags:  Transducer offset, Sensor offsets, Heading, Vessel Shape, Vessel Designer, Vessel Shape Editor


Q140001 Does your software support RTK tides ?
Yes, Hydromagic is capable of calculating tide levels realtime by using a RTK receiver. In order to calculate tide, a geoid model for the region has to be loaded. You also have to configure the vertical datum and antenna height. Tide calculation only works in "RTK Fixed" mode, so a r ...
Tags:  Tides, RTK, RTK Tides, Geoid Model


Q140002 Does the software support tide corrections ?
Yes, Hydromagic supports multiple tide correction methods. The following methods are supported: Automatic tide correction using a RTK (network) rover Manual tide correction during sounding Manual tide correction during post processing Automatic tide correction using tide ...
Tags:  Tides, Tide Correction, Manual Tide Correction, Automatic Tide Correction, Tide Prediction


Q140003 When tide corrections are applied, some depths are negative, why is this ?
When tide corrections are applied, the sounding values are referenced to a local datum. This means that all sounding values are now (orthometric) heights instead of depths. In fact, you are measuring the elevation of the river bed instead of the depth itself. ...
Tags:  Tides, Tide Correction, Orthometric Heights, Elevation, Vertical Datum


Q140004 Where do I configure the draft in your software?
In hydrography, the (static) draft is the offset between the bottom of the echosounder's transducer and the water surface. This is normally a fixed value and should not change very often. Some echosounders allow you to define this draft in the echosounder's configuration.In cases in which it isn't ...
Tags:  Transducer offset, draft, dynamic draft, sounder offset


Q140005 What do I have to enter for antenna height in the RTK settings?
To use RTK tides using a RTK receiver and a geoid model, it is required to set the height of the antenna above the water surface. Please note that you use the phase center of the internal antenna instead of the bottom of the antenna.If you do not configure a draft for the echosounder, it is also po ...
Tags:  Tides, RTK, draft, antenna height, antenna


Q150001 What is the quickest and easiest way to start a sounding from a blank project ?
Starting a sounding in Hydromagic is very easy. However, a few steps are required to collect the information needed. We assume that the hardware is already connected, powered up and configured, and your GPS or RTK receiver has a valid position fix. Select a local map projection by clickin ...
Tags:  Create Sounding, Start Sounding, Start Recording


Q150002 How to automatically stop sounding when RTK signal has been lost ?
In Hydromagic it is possible to set an alarm on the GPS/RTK statistics. For instance, when the number of sats used is to low, the DOP is to high, or a correction signal is lost, you can pause the sounding and / or sound an alarm. How to setup and use alarms is covered in detail in th ...
Tags:  Monitor RTK, Monitor GPS, Minimum Satellites, Maximum DOP, Correction Signal, GPS Quality


Q150003 Is it possible to add depth contours manually?
Yes, Hydromagic supports a feature called shorelines, which allows you to manually add depth contours to your sounding,for instance the 0 contour at places where a lake reaches the shore (see image below).A tutorial on how to add shorelines or depth contours can be found in the online manual. ...
Tags:  Depth Contours, Shoreline, Shoreline Data


Q150004 Is it possible to correct sounding with the salinity at sea?
The speed of sound through salt water differs from the speed in fresh water. Hydromagic will correct soundings for sound velocity during the generation of soundings in the "Generate soundings wizard".More information about how to use sound velocity corrections in Hydromagic can be found in the manua ...
Tags:  Sound Velocity, Salinity, Sea Water, Speed of Sound


Q150010 What is the difference between the raw data files in the "RawData" and "Modified" folders ?
To make sure that the original data from your sounding remains untouched, all modifications on the raw data are stored in a separate folder, which is the "Modified" folder. Files in the "Modified" folder are generated when modifying your raw data files using the "Create Sounding Wizard". ...
Tags:  Raw data files, Modified data files, Sounding files


Q150011 When recording data, nothing is displayed on the map, how can I fix this issue ?
When recording is started, and your vessel is moving, all positions recorded to the raw data file should be shown on your background map. If this is not the case, please check one of the following: Visibility Make sure your raw file(s) are visible. You can toggle the visibility of ...
Tags:  Raw data files, Display raw data, Realtime depth display


Q150021 How can I remove invalid GPS positions from my recorded data ?
Big errors in GPS positions on the map are often caused by an error in the NMEA0183 data decoded by the software. We recommend you to enable CRC checksum for NMEA0183 devices. To remove these positions from your recorded data, just go through the "Generate Sounding Wizard" until you reach t ...
Tags:  GPS Errors, Position Errors, Checksum Error, Position Editor


Q160001 I want to create a 3D view from my sounding, is this supported ?
In order to create a 3D view, you have to create a matrix first. To do so, right click on the "Matrices" folder in the project explorer and select "Generate Matrix". When a matrix has been created, right click on the matrix in the project explorer and select the "3D View" option. ...
Tags:  3D, 3D View, Matrix


Q160002 There are some void spots in my generated matrix, can this be fixed ?
There are two causes for voids in the matrix data. The first one has something to do with the color ranges. When certain points are outside the range of the color table, they are just not drawn. Select "Matrix Colors..." from the "Options" menu to adjust the color ranges. This also hap ...
Tags:  Matrix Voids, Matrix, Color Ranges, Line Spacing


Q160003 Is it possible to add depth contours manually ?
Yes, Hydromagic supports a feature called shorelines, which allows you to manually add depth contours to your sounding, for instance the 0 contour at places where a lake reaches the shore (see image below). A tutorial on how to add shorelines or depth contours can be found in the online man ...
Tags:  Depth Contours, Shoreline, Shoreline Data


Q160004 I created a XYZ matrix file and I noticed a lot of -9999 values ?
A depth / elevation value of -9999 in Hydromagic matrix files indicate a void cell. This means there is no value calculated for this cell. To create a XYZ file without the void cells, you have to use the "Export ASCII Sounding" tool, which can be started by selecting "Export" = "Export ASCI ...
Tags:  XYZ Matrix File, XYZ Matrix Export, Matrix Export


Q170001 Can I create planned survey lines in your software ?
Yes you can, in Hydromagic we call them "Sections" because these lines can also be used to create cross sections used in volume calculation. These "Sections" can also be used to guide you during the survey. When your vessels heading is known, and a section is selected, you can even use the ...
Tags:  Sections, Cross Sections, Planned Lines, Planned Survey Lines, LR Indicator, Helmsman Display


Q170002 What pre-survey functionality is offered by the software ?
All survey planning tools are integrated into the main program.The following pre-survey steps are available (click the links for more information): Creating a new project Download or import a background map Create a boundary around your survey area Create or import cross sections or planned linesAft ...
Tags:  survey planning, pre-survey, planning


Q180001 I'd like to create a sounding from a NMEA0183 logfile. How can this be done ?
Hydromagic allows you to create a sounding from a NMEA0183 logfile which contains both GPS and echosounder data in NMEA0183 format. This feature has been developed to process logfiles recorded with remotely operated survey boats such as the Z-Boat from Oceanscience. To load the NMEA0 ...
Tags:  NMEA0183, NMEA0183 Log File, NMEA0183 Import, Import NMEA0183 Data, Convert NMEA0183 to sounding


Q190001 Is it possible to export sounding data to Excel ?
Yes this is possible. You can export data to Excel by saving it to a comma separated file. To do so, select right-click on the sounding you want to export in the "Project View", and select the "Export Sounding..." option. The Export ASCII sounding dialog should now appear. This tool ...
Tags:  Export Sounding Data, Export CSV Data, CSV File, Export Excel, Excel


Q190002 How can I export sounding data to Google Earth ?
Hydromagic is capable of exporting data to Google Earth KML and KMZ files. The main difference between KML and KMZ files is that KMZ files are zipped archives and can contain map overlays, while KML is a plain XML file that can hold vector features only. In Hydromagic, it is possible ...
Tags:  Export, Google Earth, KML, KMZ, Keyhole Markup Language


Q200001 Do you have an up-to-date list of all supported local map projections ?
A regularly updated list of all supported local map grids and their corresponding parameters can be found at the URL below. When a grid is not listed, you can add this grid by yourself. Please notify our helpdesk, so we can include it in the next release of the software. http://www.eye4sof ...
Tags:  Local Map Grids, Local Map Projections


Q200002 Do you have an up-to-date list of all supported horizontal map datums ?
A regularly updated list of all supported horizontal map datums and their corresponding parameters can be found at the URL below. When a map datum is not listed, you can add this map datum by yourself. Please notify our helpdesk, so we can include it in the next release of the software. ...
Tags:  Map Datums, Horizontal Map Datums, Chart Datum


Q200003 Do you have an up-to-date list of all supported reference ellipsoids ?
A regularly updated list of all supported ellipsoids (and spheres) and their corresponding parameters can be found at the URL below. When a reference ellipsoid is not listed, you can add this ellipsoid by yourself by entering the flattening and semi-major axis values. Also please not ...
Tags:  Reference Ellipsoid, Semi-major Axis, Inverse Flattening, Ellipsoid


Q200004 I am working on a project in South-Africa. Does your software support Transverse Mercator South Oriented ?
Yes this projection method is supported. A list of all supported map projections can be found on our website at the URL below: http://www.eye4software.com/hydromagic/documentation/map-projections/ When a map projection method is not supported, please contact our helpdesk so we can tr ...
Tags:  Map Projection, Map Projection Method, Projections


Q200005 I am unable to add new map grids. After clicking Save, the changes are lost.
This may happen in some circumstances, and the error is related to file system security. You can try the following to fix this problem: Make sure the "C:\ProgramData\Hydromagic\" folder is accessible (read and write access !) for the current user Reinstall the software as Adm ...
Tags:  Creating Grid, Creating Datum


Q200006 Does your software support the State Plane Coordinate System ?
Yes it does, all SPCS27 and SPCS83 map grids are present in Hydromagic. More information on the State Plane Coordinate System can be found here. ...
Tags:  Geodesy, State Plane Coordinate System, SPCS27, SPCS83, NAD27, NAD83


Q200007 How can I change the vertical units ?
In Hydromagic the units are linked to the coordinate system (local grid) used. To change the units, you either have to find another version of the coordinate system, or modify the coordinate system to use other units. For more information on how to edit pre-defined local map grids, please r ...
Tags:  Vertical Units, Depth Units, Coordinate System, Local Grid, Local Map Grid


Q200008 I want to use NADCON to convert between NAD83 and NAD27, is this supported ?
NADCON is fully supported, the correction files are also shipped with the application. ...
Tags:  NADCON, NAD83, NAD27


Q200009 Does your software support NTv2 correction grids ?
National Transformation version 2 grid files are supported. We even ship a couple of NTv2 correction grids with the software. More correction grids can be downloaded from our NTv2 information page. ...
Tags:  NTv2, National Transformation Version 2, GSB files, Correction Grid, OSTN02


Q200010 What is a geodetic or map datum?
A geodetic datum can be defined as a set of constants specifying the coordinate system used for geodetic control, i.e., for calculating the coordinates of points on the Earth. ...
Tags:  Geodetic Datum, Map Datum, Datum


Q200011 What is HARN or HPGN ?
A High Accuracy Reference Network (HARN) and a High Precision Geodetic Network (HPGN) were two designations used for a statewide geodetic network upgrade. The generic acronym HARN is now used for both HARN and HPGN and was adopted to remove the confusion arising from the use of two acronyms. A HAR ...
Tags:  HARN, HPGN, Map Datum Conversion, Map Datum Transformation Grid, Transformation Grid


Q200012 Which horizontal datum transformations are supported ?
Hydromagic is able to convert between geoidetic datums using one of the following translation algorithms: No transformation Molodensky Bursa Wolf NADCON HARN or HPGN NTv2 ...
Tags:  Datum Transformation, Molodensky, Bursa Wolf, NADCON, HARN, HPGN, NTv2


Q200013 I have to perform a hydrographic survey in the UK. Do you support OSTN02 ?
Yes, OSTN02 is implemented as a NTv2 correction grid, and is included in the software by default. ...
Tags:  OSTN02, NTv2, Ordnance Survey, Transformation Grid


Q200014 I am using NAD27 as map datum but the position is about 100ft off
When using NAD27, coordinate conversion tages place between NAD83 (WGS84) and NAD27.There are two variants, a matrix transformation or tranformation by a datum shift file.By default Hydromagic is using the matrix transformation. If your map or project is using the datum shift file transformation you ...
Tags:  NAD27, NAD83, NADCON, Position Error, Datum Shift


Q200015 How can I change a grid to use NADCON for NAD27 to NAD83 translation ?
By default, all State Plane grids that use NAD27, use a regular (Molodensky) NAD27 to NAD 83 transformation. It is not very difficult to change the built in grid to use NADCON conversion: Make sure you run the software as an Administrator, or make sure UAC in windows is turned off Select the "Mana ...
Tags:  State Plane Coordinate System, NAD27, NAD83, NADCON


Q210001 Is it allowed to use the Hydromagic license on multiple computers ?
Yes, you can use the license on multiple computer, however, you can use it on one computer at a time. Hydromagic is protected against unauthorized use using a dongle. Once the dongle is removed from the computer, the software will stop working. ...
Tags:  Licensing, Multiple Computers, Dongle


Q210002 Do I get a discount when buying multiple licenses ?
Yes you will, in fact you only pay the full price when buying a single license. When buying 2 or more licenses discounts will start at 10 percent. If you are interested in volume licensing, please contact our sales department for more information. ...
Tags:  Licensing, Sales, Volume Discounts


Q210003 How long will it take to ship the license I ordered ?
This depends on to which country the dongle will be shipped. With regular mail, it will take a couple of days for Europe, 1 week for the United States and up to 6 weeks for other countries. For a more accurate estimate, please contact sales. If you want to be sure you will receive it ...
Tags:  Licensing, Shipping, Dongle, Delivery Times


Q210004 Do you sell hardware for use with Hydromagic ?
Eye4Software B.V. does not sell RTK receivers or echosounders. For hardware, please contact one of our resellers. ...
Tags:  Sales, Hardware, Resellers


Q220001 When I try to run the software, a popup is presenting the following error:"CmContairner Entry not found, Error 200"
The full version of Hydromagic is protected against unauthorized use using a dongle or hardlock. When you try the run the full version of the software without the hardlock or dongle connected to an USB port on your PC or notebook, you will receive the error: " CodeMeter 102088:130 Failure r ...
Tags:  Codemeter, Dongle, Hardlock, Software Security, Software Protection


Q220002 After upgrading the software to the latest version, the toolbar is missing icons, what is wrong ?
Hydromagic is using a customizable toolbar and settings are written to the Windows Registry.When the number or the order of the toolbar buttons changes in a new version, you have to reset the toolbar.This can be done by clicking the small down arrow right of the toolbar, and select "Add and Remove b ...
Tags:  Hydromagic Toolbar, Reinstall, Upgrade


Q220003 After upgrading the software, some accelerator keys (function keys) aren't working anymore
This problem can occur when upgrading from Hydromagic 5.1 to a newer version. To fix this issue, please perform the following steps: Exit the Hydromagic application Press the Windows start key and type "RegEdit.Exe" and press Enter Locate the registrykey "HKEY_CURRENT_USER ...
Tags:  Accelerator keys, Function keys


Q220004 When setting the map projection the depth value in the navigation view disappears
Please check the properties for the selected grid. Make sure the "Vertical Units" are set correctly. ...
Tags:  Depth value, vertical units


Q220005 I am unable to add new map grids. After clicking Save, the changes are lost.
This may happen in some circumstances, and the error is related to file system security.You can try the following to fix this problem: Make sure the "C:/ProgramData/Hydromagic/" folder is accessible (read and write access !) for the current user Re-install the software as an Administrator Ru ...
Tags:  Creating Grid, Creating Datum


Q220007 Is it possible to create a trace of the incoming serial data from my devices?
Yes this is possible. Since Hydromagic version 6.0.14.727, all incoming serial data received using either a NMEA0183 channel or plugin is recorded to the raw data files when recording.You can simply export this data to a text document, by right clicking the original raw data file and selecting the " ...
Tags:  Serial Data, Tracing, Logging, Incoming Data