If you are installing Matlab and want topography, you should be using the m_map, package. This is an excellent, free Matlab mapping toolbox that our code uses extensively. Although it is not required for Matlab ADCP processing, your editing plots will be vastly improved if you have it.
If you want to process with Python, go to the new documentation for better instructions and consistent examples.
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We use two topography products, ETOPO and Smith-Sandwell. You can get one or the other, or both.
Present versions we can parse are
make a directory adjacent to the UH programs directory,
it must be called “topog”
in a shell window, with all environment variables set correctly, change directories to uh_programs/pycurrents/data (if the UH programs directory is ‘uh_programs’)
this should generate 2 more files for each type of topography. (it takes a long time). Then you should have:
(alongside these) uh_programs/adcp_templates/[etc] uh_programs/codas3/[etc] uh_programs/pycurrents/[etc] uh_programs/matlab/[etc] (new) topog/sstopo/topo_14.1.img topog/sstopo/topo_14.1s3.img topog/sstopo/topo_14.1s9.img topog/etopo/etopo1_ice_g_i2.bin topog/etopo/etopo1_ice_g_i2_s3.bin topog/etopo/etopo1_ice_g_i2_s9.bin