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Other reference data attributes

Additional parameters, such as animal comments or tag manufacturer and model, can also be included in a reference data file. See the Movebank attribute dictionary for a list of attributes accepted by Movebank. This list is not static and will grow over time. If you cannot find a particular attribute in the list, select Request Attribute from the upload interface and fill out the form that appears, or contact us at

To import additional attributes from your file, select Map Column from the upper left of the upload wizard and choose an attribute from the dropdown list. You can also select a column header from under What Movebank sees in your file and choose the appropriate Movebank attribute.

When you have selected the correct attributes from Movebank and your file, hit Save. A new column will be added to the table under How Movebank will save the data showing the new attribute as it will be imported to Movebank. Confirm the attribute was mapped correctly.