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The Movebank Acceleration Viewer is written in the Java programming language. To launch the application you need a current version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on your computer.

Since the Acceleration Viewer uses Java WebStart technology (included with JRE) there is no need for an extra installation step to run the application. The application can be started with a simple click on the link on the download page.

The application can show GPS positions on a built-in mapping solution. This solution uses NASA World Wind for visualizing the earth. NASA World Wind uses the OpenGL graphic standard for drawing. You may need to check for necessary video card drivers. Please have a look at this page if you encounter any problems with NASA World Wind or OpenGL.

The Acceleration Viewer should run on these operating systems:

  • 32- and 64-bit Windows systems (tested on Windows XP and Windows 7)
  • 64-bit Linux systems (tested on Arch Linux and Ubuntu 10.04)
  • 64-bit Mac OSX (not fully tested)