New product: Echoexplore, a spatial catalog for hydroacoustic data files

2 August 2018

Echoexplore is the latest addition to Echoview Software’s suite of tools for researchers collecting echosounder and sonar data files.

Echoexplore finds compatible files on your computer, extracts basic information, and allows you to browse the data that has been located.

The first version of Echoexplore includes:

  • Support for the following data files:
    • BioSonics dt4 files
    • Simrad Ex60, Ex70, EK15, EK80 and ME70 raw files
    • Sound Metrics ARIS and DIDSON files
    • Echoview Software evd files
  • Browse data files in a list or on a map
  • Search for subsets of data files based on:
    • Geographical position
    • Date and time
    • File format
    • Keywords in the file name or file path
  • Configurable WMS map support for georeferenced browsing
  • Click-and-drag support for adding selected data files to an EV File in Echoview
  • Shortcut to open a data file location in Windows Explorer
  • Help file with instructions for use

Version 1 is free and can locate up to 2000 data files on your local computer. Future editions of Echoexplore will include additional features in free and licensed versions, such as unlimited file numbers, support for more formats, and even more tools for exploring data. We’ll be encouraging the submission of ideas for new features in this useful tool.

Please visit the Echoexplore product page to download.

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