View Full Version : Lake or river bottom from sonar

06-20-2018, 03:07 PM
Just a wild ask -
Has anyone been able to import a 3D file / model from a "fish finder" or other consumer grade sonar product.
I hope to do so but have found no clear path as of yet. I am looking at Raymarine, Garmin, and others.
Some will out put a contour map at 1' intervals but this is a 2D map useful but hope to find a quick clear and clean import.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmguv1gKUpg A couple of examples of sonar out put in application.


Thanks. W.

06-20-2018, 05:19 PM
Well, Raymarine appears to support obtaining 3D output data in some format, based on the examples provided (which appear post-processed by computer).

Once you have data captured in any sort of 3D coordinate space, converting it into something visualizable is a fairly direct process -- everything depends on precisely the formats available, though.

06-20-2018, 09:39 PM
After a long wait on the phone Raymarine said they don't or you can't export to a 3d format. But I think you are right it must be able to be done BUT I don't have the savvy as of yet to do it.