V-Track demonstration web app





V-Track User Testomonials
What an awesome package! You saved me a massive amount of work! Philip Harrison PhD student, University of Waterloo, Canada

Thanks for developing such a great product as V-Track. And it’s great you guys have made it free! Bernie Cockayne, Water Scientist, Department of Natural Resources

Just what I need to kick start me in an analyses of over 4 million hits from our acoustic array in the Caribbean. Simon Pittman NOAA, USA

I found V-Track to be a fantastic tool, and I was able to use it to create all sorts of additional visualizations, from modeled salmon movement data to estuarine hydroacoustic biomass survey data. I greatly appreciated being able to open and edit output files, as that greatly added to V-Track's flexibility and allowed for such diverse uses. It has proven very useful to help in understanding this endangered species and its environmental interactions. Thank you again! Kaitlyn Lowder, NOAA, USA






Introducing V-Track Shiny



Welcome to V-Track Shiny, a new web application for visualising and analysing detection data from the VEMCO suite of receivers and transmitters.

V-Track Shiny is based on the V-Track R package, a collection of tools to assist with the analysis of passive acoustic telemetry data. Since its release in 2013, V-Track has had over 100 downloads from academic researchers, industry professionals and students from over 20 countries. This new release now empowers users to analyse and visualise raw acoustic detection data within a web application from any computer with an internet connection. The analysis for this web application is carried out on the NeCTAR project compute cluster which hosts the application.

This application is currently in the development stage, and users can only run functions on our sample dataset containing the acoustic detections from 3 estuarine crocodiles tracked via an array of omnidirectional acoustic receivers in the Wenlock River, Queensland, Australia. The sample dataset contains 11,229 detections in total for the 3 animals.

If you would like to run these analyses on your own datasets, please visit our website and download the V-Track R package and/or our V-Track Graphical User Interface.

V-Track was developed by Ross Dwyer and Hamish Campbell of the Eco-Physiology lab at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland and Matt Watts of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, The University of Queensland.

V-Track Shiny is being developed by Matt Watts of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, The University of Queensland, Ross Dwyer of the Eco-Physiology lab at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland and Hamish Campbell of the University of New England.

For further information or enquires about V-Track please contact Ross Dwyer at ross.dwyer@uq.edu.au, Matt Watts at m.watts@uq.edu.au, or Hamish Campbell at hcampbe8@une.edu.au.

Suggested Reading

Campbell, H.A., Watts, M.E., Dwyer, R.G., Franklin, C.E. 2012. V-Track: software for analysing and visualising animal movement from acoustic telemetry detections. Marine and Freshwater Research, 63:815-820. Publishers website. Request reprint.