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Tracking Data Map

The main page for searching for and viewing data from Movebank on a map, the Tracking Data Map, shows a map to the right and a search field and list of studies to the left. To view this page, select Tracking Data Map from the main menu. The studies list initially contains all Movebank studies to which the user (or if not logged in, the public) is granted some access by the study owner—this could include access to view a study name and summary, view some or all tracks, or download some or all data. Studies the user has no access to will not appear in the results.

In the main search field, you can search for keywords that might be contained in the Study Details, for example the study name, taxon names, sensor type and the names of the PI (principal investigators) and contact person, common species names, sources of funding and titles of published papers. Use All sensor types to limit the search to studies with a specific sensor type and check the box next to Only studies where I can see data to limit the search to studies for which you have permissions to view the animal tracks. After clicking Search, the search results are listed directly below the search field. The Advanced Search option allows searches by taxon, including for example the family Ramphastidae, the species Haliaeetus leucocephalus or the genus Panthera. Common names will not return results using the Advanced Search.