This program (VBA implemented in Excel) animates the path of a tagged animal in a VR2 hydrohpone network.
It DOES NOT animate real time sped up. Instead, it animates movement based on relocation events. Thus, whenever a tag is heard at a new hydrophone, the map updates, and provides a summary of how many times and over how many days the animal/tag was heard at that hydrophone. This is a good strategy when you are interested in highlighting migrations as opposed to daily movements, for instance.
This program animates the acoustic tagging data based on a system of passive listening stations . The animation can include any number of tags. For instance, you may have conducted a study with 5 tagged fish and an array of 10 listening stations (e.g. VR2 hydrophones). This software will allow you to animate the paths of your 5 tagged fish across 10 listening stations simultaneously. This software shows paths in real-time sped up. In other words, the time-line is preserved, but the user has the option to increase the display speed of that time line. In addition to animating the tag data, the figure darkens and lightens based on daylight (an approximation) and gives lunar phase in the top graph.
Prior to installing TagTravel you MUST download the (free) Matlab component runtime library
and run it once on your machine. Note also that installing new versions of TagTravel will require a new download and installation of the component runtime library.
The folder TagTravel_GoogleMaps includes an updated tagtravel.exe that works automatically with Google Maps. Sweet!