Working with Reference Data
Loading Reference Data
Movebank and other projects provide reference-data files that allow for annotations on the level of individuals. Currently, whenever a reference data file is detected alongside with your dataset (in the same folder), this will open as well.
For movebank data the reference annotation is expected to have the same prefix as your dataset
For example your files could look like this
observation-abc-gps.csv observation-abc-acc.csv observation-abc-reference-data.csv
For cloudscenes, reference data named
reference-data.csv is detected automatically and should comply to the movebank definition. This is a comma-separated tabular format featuring a
tag-id column and arbitrary attributes like
deploy-on-date that will be mapped to the data with the same id.
For details, see also: Movebank chapter on reference data.
Detected reference data can be toggled via the
Reference Data tab on the left side of the main viewport.
Firetail provides a tabular view to work with reference data.
The format resembles the information in reference data files.
Click on the column header to
- sort the data by this column
- color the individuals automatically
The associated trajectories will be colored accordingly, allowing for a quick way to analyze group-wise behaviour in your dataset.