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BatScope 3

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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.
  • 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.
  • from BatScope 3: Entries from an old database can be ported rather quickly to a new version (Menu File> Import Database).
  • Please do consult the Manual and the FAQ...

System requirements

  • Mac (with Intel processor!), OS X 10.7-10.11 - ATTENTION: Not ready yet for macOS 10.12 (Sierra)! Will require terminal commands to install and run there.
  • 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
  • General Information - (BatScope manual)


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If you use BatScope in your work, we would like you to cite it as (including http-link!):

Boesch, R. & Obrist M.K. (2013) BatScope - Implementation of a BioAcoustic Taxon Identification Tool. Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.