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[…]

Configurable Shapefile Output, better GPS detection

New Mysticetus version 1.8.0.95http://www.mysticetus.com/downloads This version has a couple new features: 1. Configurable Shapefile Output2. Better GPS detection =====================The major new feature for this release is highly configurable Shapefile data export. With this feature, you can configure exactly how Mysticetus populates your Shapefile exports, including not only environmental information but also sighting and anything else Read more about Configurable Shapefile Output, better GPS detection[…]

Re-sight Tracking, More theodolite and bino features, Entry Sheet Import!

New version (1.7.0.82) is up on http://www.mysticetus.com The big news with this release is the ability to re-sight your animals and track their progress. With this update, animal sightings take on a whole new look, including a track of where you saw the sighting back into the past, as well as speed and direction calculations. Read more about Re-sight Tracking, More theodolite and bino features, Entry Sheet Import![…]

Mysticetus Theodolite Support

New Mysticetus Version – 1.7.0.76 http://www.mysticetus.com ============================== About time we moved this show onto land, right? Mysticetus has had limited support for theodolite tracking so far, in the form of hand-entering declination angles and absolute bearings to sightings, but now we get to use theodolites for real. With this release Mysticetus connects to your theodolite, Read more about Mysticetus Theodolite Support[…]

Encrypted Audit Log, and Mysticetus on Twitter

New Mysticetus version – 1.7.0.70http://www.mysticetus.com New version is up on the website. I’ll get to the new features shortly, but first I thought I’d let you know Mysticetus is on Twitter. Follow @Mysticetus to get updates. #mysticetus to spread the word. =========================First new feature: Audit Logging of Everything. Mysticetus now keeps a very detailed log Read more about Encrypted Audit Log, and Mysticetus on Twitter[…]

GPS and Windows 8

Hey Gang – this note isn’t specifically about Mysticetus. Rather, I’ve encountered an issue can impact people running Wild, WinCruz, VisSurvey, or even any custom data collection application hooked to a GPS. I’ve spent the past couple days researching why a particular GPS doesn’t hook up to certain computers correctly and I wanted to share the results Read more about GPS and Windows 8[…]

Acoustics Features, Integration with Ishmael

In addition to the new features in 1.7.0.66, I’ve updated the minor version to 7 to indicate the move from .NET 4.0 to the latest version, .NET 4.5. http://www.mysticetus.com So I attended a FANTASTIC workshop on marine acoustics, run by Tom Norris’ company, Bio-Waves. Highly recommended – this year the class was full to the brim Read more about Acoustics Features, Integration with Ishmael[…]

Easy GPS Tracking Control, new Bathymetry Formulas

Overview: New Mysticetus version (1.6.0.64) on the website (http://www.mysticetus.com). New Sample.Mysticetus which includes examples of using the new formulas, available on the Downloads page (http://www.mysticetus.com/downloads) It was good seeing some of you at the recent Alaska Marine Symposium and the SOCAL Marine Mammal Workshop. Looks like I’m going to be going to the European Cetacean Read more about Easy GPS Tracking Control, new Bathymetry Formulas[…]

Complete Mysticetus User’s Guide (and new EULA)

Mysticetus Version 1.6.0.63http://www.mysticetus.com The software itself has been updated, mostly some bugfixes. However, the big news is the addition of a User’s Guide. Rather than add new features, I’ve spent the past week or so writing a hundred pages or so of a complete manual for Mysticetus. At this point, it’s still a First Draft, Read more about Complete Mysticetus User’s Guide (and new EULA)[…]

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[…]