A new tool for wind resource assessment has been developed by Mistaya Engineering Inc, a specialist in software development based in Calgary, Canada. Windographer utilises a highly automated data import process that can read files produced by virtually any data logger, allowing users to analyse wind power potential, wind shear, turbulence, and extreme winds. It also includes a gap filling algorithm and a quality control module for detecting anomalous events. "The data import process puts the data right in front of you, right away," says Mistay's Tom Lambert. The software, he says, lets users "do the kind of analyses that used to be possible only for specialists."