In May we are announcing a major new initiative in Bedfordshire . We are buying over a thousand pounds of equipment (including a significant donation from two members) to allow members to make their own full spectrum bat recordings in Bedfordshire and get a GPS location at the same time.
This would allow members to make their own recordings. Those lacking the necessary sonogram expertise can return these recordings and others in the bat group can analyse them. We are using the Peersonic bat detector, but the program also accepts data from a Griffin and the Echometer touch but we will still to need to verify this date before they are added to our database.
You can find more detail here 04-5pinpoint-bat-timid
(If you are not a member and this appeals to you, remembesr it only costs £8 a year to join)
Up until now we have been combining sonogram date and the GPS data by means of a complex spreadsheet and some sneaky use of formulae put together by Tony Aldhous
Despite this ,with the increased volume of full spectrum data gathered, this has become a time consuming process, so we (ie Danny )have spent the winter designing a computer programme which makes this simpler See http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?p=13595