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Software - MoveMine

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MoveMine is a program for mining databases of moving objects. It allows users to mine movement data in Movebank using a user-friendly interface for interactive exploration of mining results and flexible tuning of the underlying methods. The program was developed by researchers in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University.

Additional resources:
Li, Z., Ding, B., Wu, F., Kin Hou Lei, T., Kays, R., and Crofoot, M., 2014, Attraction and avoidance detection from movements: Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB'14/PVLDB), Hangzhou, China, September 2014. Available at

Li, Z., Wu, F., and Crofoot, M., 2013, Mining following relationships in movement data: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM'13), Dallas, TX, December 2013. Available at

Li, Z., 2014, Mining animal relationships from movement traces: tutorial presented at the Symposium on Animal Movement and the Environment, May 7 2014.

Compatibility with Movebank: 

This program allows you to directly access data in Movebank for which you have appropriate permissions.

Maintained by: 

Tobias Lei

How to Obtain: 

The program and documentation are available at

Software Type

Java program

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