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Tracking Data Map

The Tracking Data Map, the main page for searching for and viewing data on a map, initially shows a map of the world on the right and a list of Movebank studies on the left. The search field allows registered Movebank users and anyone on the web to search for and view studies in Movebank. To view this page, select Tracking Data Map from the main menu.

In the main search field, you can search for any words that are included in the study details. This will include the taxon name and sensor type, and often includes the names of the PIs (principal investigators), common species names, sources of funding, and titles of published papers. You can also limit the search to studies using a specific sensor type or 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.


Keep in mind that only the studies and tracks visible to each user (as defined by the permissions settings of the data managers for each study) will be searchable. The Advanced Search form allows searches by taxon, and allows users to enter scientific names of animals and animal groups, such as the family Ramphastidae, the species Haliaeetus leucocephalus or the genus Panthera. Common names will not return results using the Advanced Search. After clicking Search, the search results are listed directly below the search field.