Firetail 9

Firetail 9 – now available

We are proud to present Firetail 9!

For incredibly fast visualization and annotation of Movebank data, GPS tracks, acceleration sensors, IMU orientation data and much more. Perfect for movement ecology, biologging  and conservation projects.

Download from https://www.firetail.de

 

What’s new? – selected features

1. Version 9 features many performance and stability improvements boosting your daily routines

2. You can now import external annotation data and show it side by side with Firetail annotations or automated FireSOM predictions

FT9 / external annotations

combining external annotations with Firetail 9

3. Overlay your data with shape files, show park boundaries, adminstrative districts and more

shape overlays

4. FireSOM included – machine learning for rapid annotation at your fingertips

Request your personal trial license today or download the free edition!

 

— The Firetail Team

 

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New Tutorial: Advanced Annotation Procedures

We are happy to present a new part of our tutorial series on Firetail techniques!

In this part you will learn how to

  • segement acceleration data
  • subdivide and refine predicted categories
  • save your models and apply them to other individuals, tags or deployments

The tutorial has two parts. Firstly, a short lecture to introduce the underlying concepts and secondly, a live demo using Firetail 8 for an illustrated application in practice.

22.1 – Advanced annotation with FireSOM in Firetail 8

Experience Firetail 8

Firetail 8 released

ML-assisted prediction of behavioral categories: the revised FireSOM algorithm attends to many details and simplifies daily challenges.

We proudly present Firetail 8!

Firetail features state-of-the art visualization of GPS records, acceleration data, inert magnetic unit (IMU) data and sensor data for wild animal tracking.

Firetail 8 ships with an improved version of FireSOM for machine-learning assisted annotation, featuring new powerful workflows for behavioral prediction and prediction refinement.

refinement via prediction of selected regions, read more details in our revised manual

Firetail 8 can work with the full stack of e-obs sensors and via handling de-facto Movebank standards Technosmart and a wide range of tag manufacturers can be loaded. Firetail 8 now features an advanced detection of bursts and revised import filters for continuously recorded events by Ornitela and Vectronic. All with large-scale, long-term studies in mind.

For your daily field work, Firetail 8 allows you to download map data in advance and process raw tag data whenever there is no network coverage.

interactively inspect goodness-of-fit for IMU orientation

For Movebank data, you can download specific time periods or retrieve data updates to your project.

Firetail 8 is perfectly suited for high-res orientation data. You can now interactively calibrate IMU segments and preview the model’s goodness-of-fit. Select specific time windows and see how your data matches the IMU calibration ellipsoid.

Download Firetail 8 today and be amazed to see your data come to life!