Quick Guide and Feature Overview
With BatScope, you can
- transfer your BATLOGGER (and other) recordings from SD card to a well-structured database on your Mac
- easily browse your collection of bat recordings and get an overview over their contents
- view spectrograms of recorded sequences
- cut recorded sequences into single bat calls
- automatically analyze and classify bat calls to species, using different classification systems
- track your route of recording via BatLogger GPS records comfortably in Google Maps/Earth
- search, filter and sort your database of bat recordings by any criteria such as time or location
- export the results, classifications or whole sounds and easily share with other users
New in BatScope version 3
- changes in the underlying framework increase the speed of searching and filtering significantly
- blazing fast multi-threaded import, cutting, analysis and classification on multi-core computers
- import foreign recording formats
- new layouts, settings and export functionality
- considerably extended documentation
(see section 'Updating to a Newer Version of BatScope' in manual)
- from BatScope 2: Existing files have to be INTEGRATED in the new database (not imported!), as the new database contains additional structures.
- from BatScope 3: Entries from an old database can be ported rather quickly to a new version.
- ATTENTION: Due to format changes, after having integrated data into BatScope 3 they cannot be processed with BatScope 2 anymore. If this is required, work on a duplicate of the data.
- Mac (with Intel processor!), OS X 10.6-10.8
- 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), 1 GHz CPU
- SD card reader for importing from Batlogger SD cards directly
- Google Earth and Raven (Pro or Lite) are recommended for full exploitation of features
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you use BatScope in your work, we would like you to cite it as:
Boesch, R. & Obrist M.K. (2013) BatScope - Implementation of a BioAcoustic Taxon Identification Tool. Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. http://www.batscope.ch.