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Sensor type

Use the Movebank Sensor Type attribute to define the type of sensor used (e.g. GPS or acceleration). This attribute may be defined automatically based on the file upload option you choose. If you want to change it, select another sensor type from the dropdown list under Set value.


If your data set includes data from multiple sensor types, and these types are defined by a field in your data file, you can map this information to Movebank by unselecting Set fixed Sensor Type for all rows and filling out the additional fields that appear.

When you have defined the sensor information correctly, hit Save. The Sensor Type column will be added to the table under How Movebank will save the data showing the sensor type. Compare these values to those in your original file to confirm the attribute was mapped correctly. If you need to edit the mapping, select the Sensor Type column header to re-open the import options.