Fully integrated sightings from all optics – BigEyes, Handhelds, Theodolites, and inclinometers

http://www.mysticetus.com The latest version of Mysticetus (1.8.0.98) now fully integrates all sightings from all optics on a single entry sheet….if you want it to. If you don’t, then that’s cool. Say you’re just doing aerial surveys and will never be using binoculars or theodolites, don’t worry. You don’t have to change how you currently do Read more about Fully integrated sightings from all optics – BigEyes, Handhelds, Theodolites, and inclinometers[…]

Google Earth Import, Polygons (and Polygon member functions), and advanced Color Controls

New Mysticetus release, 1.6.0.60 is on the website: http://www.mysticetus.com/downloads =======================First up, you can now import geographic information from Google Earth. This not only includes planned routes and waypoints, but, perhaps most importantly, Polygons (we’ll get to some more advanced polygon features in the next point). Create whatever you want in Google Earth, for example: You Read more about Google Earth Import, Polygons (and Polygon member functions), and advanced Color Controls[…]

GPS Track Color Based on Environmental Conditions or Survey Leg Type

New Mysticetus Version 1.6.0.55 – http://www.mysticetus.com This new update contains an exciting feature. Mysticetus will now color your trackline based on environmental conditions of your choosing. For example, here I configured Mysticetus to paint the tracklines based on whether the airplane was flying a Transit, Systematic, Connector or Circling leg. (If you don’t like my Read more about GPS Track Color Based on Environmental Conditions or Survey Leg Type[…]

New Mysticetus – Multi-vessel tracking, Seismic ensonification tools, Cartography performance increases

New Mysticetus, version 1.6.0.54 – http://www.mysticetus.com This new version has a couple of exciting features: ==============================First up, Mysticetus now supports multiple vessel tracking through AIS devices that output the NMEA AIVDM sentence. Simply plug in your AIS receiver to the PC and Mysticetus will display all vessels in your system. Just for kicks (and some Read more about New Mysticetus – Multi-vessel tracking, Seismic ensonification tools, Cartography performance increases[…]

Undersea Features Database/Display, and Object Finder

New Mysticetus version 1.6.0.53  – http://www.mysticetus.com The new Mysticetus update contains two cool new features – and they are sort of related. Undersea Features Database and Labels on Map Object Finder ====================== First up, the Mysticetus map display will now show labels for almost every undersea feature out there. Here’s a shot off the coast Read more about Undersea Features Database/Display, and Object Finder[…]

New Mysticetus Version – Yet more GPS and Mapping Features

New Mysticetus version 1.6.0.52http://www.mysticetus.com The new version has a bunch of new features to make using the real-time maps and GPS easier when out on a survey. Change the color of the airplane or vessel icon to make it more visible. Or stylish. Your choice. You can tell Mysticetus to always keep the airplane/vessel in Read more about New Mysticetus Version – Yet more GPS and Mapping Features[…]

Download Manager, plus new Map Layer control

New Mysticetus version 1.6.0.51http://www.mysticetus.com Rather than try to bounce around NOAA’s website and get the appropriate Elevation Data (or even around the Mysticetus website to get airport and city data), you can now simply use the Download Manager. The Download Manager will go fetch lists of available downloads from both http://www.mysticetus.com as well as from Read more about Download Manager, plus new Map Layer control[…]

Hotkeys and Macros for even *easier* sighting entry (plus a note about Magnetic Variation)

New Mysticetus version 1.6.0.50http://www.mysticetus.com ——- Important Note About Magnetic Variation Note that some GPS’s do not send information about magnetic variation. This includes many postage stamp/USB ones. In this case, it is important for you to set your own, local, magnetic variation in the settings page. Mysticetus needs to know the difference between True and Read more about Hotkeys and Macros for even *easier* sighting entry (plus a note about Magnetic Variation)[…]

New Mysticetus – Precise control of mapping elements

Version 1.6.0.48http://www.mysticetus.com New features allow you to control how Mysticetus draws things on the map. In particular, aircraft or vessel tracks, sightings, routes and waypoints. These new features are all controlled via the “Map” tab in the System Options: As a concrete example, imagine you have an aircraft or vessel track, but it is too Read more about New Mysticetus – Precise control of mapping elements[…]

Mysticetus now integrates Environmental and Effort information into Shapefiles with GPS Tracklines

Mysticetus version 1.6.0.47http://www.mysticetus.com/downloads This update has a new feature that supports post-survey GIS analysis: Mysticetus now integrates Environmental and Effort information into the Shapefile (.shp) export of tracklines. That is, when you do this (Export to ESRI Shapefiles): Mysticetus will take your environmental and effort information: And integrate it with your airplane or vessel GPS Read more about Mysticetus now integrates Environmental and Effort information into Shapefiles with GPS Tracklines[…]