wireless positioning software for Lotek 76 KHz MAP or 416 KHz JSATS acoustic systems
UMAP acoustic positioning software provides a means for researchers to compute precise and continuous fine scale fish tracks in two or three dimensions based on data collected with Lotek wireless hydrophone systems, models WHS 3250/3050 (MAP acoustic) or WHS 4250 (JSATS acoustic). UMAP puts the researcher in control of all raw data processing and noise filtering, therefore providing a fully transparent process and qualification of results. UMAP software provides precise position estimates for tagged fish located within wireless hydrophone system arrays consisting of from three to up to 256 hydrophones. Applications range from small footprint critical habitat studies to continuous monitoring of entire harbors, lakes and large river systems for species migration timing/behavior, interaction, habitat use, fish passage/guidance efficiency near hydro-electric structures or behavior in response to anthropogenic disturbance.