E-Track delivered a user-friendly tracking software solution that is marketed via Noldus Information Technology. TrackLab has been developed for tracking and analysing the tracks from free-moving animals in the wild. Together with tracking devices from Biotrack it is a complete end-to-end solution consisting of high-quality tracking hardware for data acquisition and reliable state-of-the-art software for visualization and analysis of the tracks.
TrackLab software is an open platform that can analyze tracks acquired with a variety of tracking systems, including all hardware which can create GPX files. It also supports CSV import of track data, for instance from movebank.org as well as live import. Recent advances as made in the E-Track project mean that GPS trackers are more accurate, much lighter and with much better battery life than a few years ago. The integration with Biotrack hardware reduces user burdens as configuring it properly in terms or sample rate, scheduling, etc. For more accurate tracks, it can also be important to select hardware which supports GPS (or other GNSS) augmentation such as WAAS or EGNOS, either for real time augmentation or in post processing mode.
Locations show data for each track point (or GPS fix) including position, speed and acceleration. You can also copy this data to other programs for further analysis and sort and edit the data in this view to remove outliers. Maps show your tracks either in OpenStreetMap or on an image file of a map, which you can create and import yourself. You can pan and zoom the map, and draw points and regions of interest. You can plot the tracks as trajectories (in a variety of styles), or show the sample density as a customizable heat map. The tracks can be played back in a variety of ways, so that both short tracks and those acquired over a long time period can be played back conveniently. There is no limit to the number of points you can visualize.