Welcome to ECODATA-Animate’s documentation!



ECODATA-Animate is a MATLAB® program for creating customized animated maps of animal movements. The program creates image frames that can be animated using the ECODATA-Prepare Movie Maker App. Define track visualization options and include additional layers from raster files, shapefiles, an elevation model and label lists. See ECODATA-Prepare for additional tools for preparing input data. Development is supported by MathWorks® and the NASA Earth Science Division, Ecological Forecasting Program, as part of the Room to Roam: Y2Y Wildlife Movements project.

The software is available as a standalone desktop app for Mac and Windows.


Please checkout the documentation for examples, instructions, and additional information.

In the example above, ECODATA was used to create a custom animation of moose movements in southwestern Canada, using

User guide

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