Movebank REST API
If you are not already familiar with Movebank, we recommend spending some time with the Tracking Data Map to better understand how data are organized, viewed and accessed there. If you want to compile existing studies for analysis, check out our Collaborations using Movebank page for tips.
Data in Movebank are stored in user-created studies and used during all stages of research. This means that studies have varying levels of completeness—e.g. deployment periods and species names might or might not be defined, outliers might or might not be flagged. Because studies are treated independently, animal and tag identifiers can be assumed to be unique within a study but not across studies. The Movebank Data Repository comprises a subset of Movebank studies that are curated and publicly archived.
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