How we deal with the vast amount of bat data sourced from remote detectors
What is it all about
EchoCollation was designed by Aaron Middleton as an efficient way to deal with the vast amount of data sourced from remote detectors. The program sorts and collates all of the analysed remote detector data into spreadsheets, outputting report-ready results with corresponding graphs.
By using Analook’s ‘Count Files’ tool, EchoCollation can be used to sort all the data from the file outputted by Analook into a format where the bat passes per hour can be seen for each detector that was used in the field, and also in combination from all the detectors used together on a site.
EchoCollation gives further break downs in the data showing results for particular habitats, species of bat and also the results across different time periods throughout the recording period.
EchoCollation started as a project to help benefit the productivity within Echoes Ecology during the busy active bat season and has since been developed and sold to companies which were facing the same time-consuming issues that Echoes Ecology were, before EchoCollation was developed.