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The R package trip provides functions to manipulate spatial data for animal tracking, in particular functions for

  • dealing with outliers, duplicate records, and irregular timestamps
  • working with Argos data
  • calculating trajectory statistics and time spent grids

It is developed by Michael D. Sumner at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania and Sebastián Luque at the University of Manitoba.

Compatibility with Movebank: 

The package does not access data directly from Movebank. However, movement data can be downloaded from Movebank in csv format for use in R.

Maintained by: 

Michael D. Sumner

How to Obtain: 

The package, user manual, and vignette can be downloaded from

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