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The Velocity Mapping Toolbox

A Matlab-based program for visualization and analysis of moving boat ADCP data.

This is the GitHub repository of the source code for VMT.

To run VMT using the source code:

  1. Ensure you have Matlab 2012a or newer, preferably with the Mapping Toolbox.

  2. Clone this repository using Git:

     # if you have a key associated with your github account
     git clone
     # otherwise
     git clone
  3. Run VMT.m in Matlab.

Compiled standalone binaries and installation instructions can be found here:


This software is in the public domain because it contains materials that originally came from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), an agency of the United States Department of Interior. For more information, see the official USGS copyright policy at

Although this software program has been used by the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the accuracy and functioning of the program and related program material nor shall the fact of distribution constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in connection therewith.

This software is provided "AS IS."

This information is preliminary and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The information is provided on the condition that neither the U.S. Geological Survey nor the U.S. Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the information.


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