Animation of Observed Trajectories Using Spline-Based Interpolation

Animation of observed trajectories using spline-based interpolation (see for example, Buderman, F. E., Hooten, M. B., Ivan, J. S. and Shenk, T. M. (2016), "A functional model for characterizing long-distance movement behaviour". Methods Ecol Evol). Intended to be used exploratory data analysis, and perhaps for preparation of presentations.


anipaths v0.9.7 (Release date: 2019-01-31)


  • Now able to specify single network color through 'network.colors' argument. Other functionality not yet added.

  • New argument 'bg.misc' allows for extra flexibilty in background images by inserting code snippets between background generation and locations/network connections.

  • Now able to specify color for date text ('date.col')

  • Error lets users know they now need to register with Google to use map tiles, and shows how to use ggmap::register_google() to input their key.

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0.9.8 by Henry Scharf, a year ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Henry Scharf

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Handling and Analyzing Spatio-Temporal Data, Processing and Analysis of Tracking Data

GPL-3 license

Imports animation, RColorBrewer, scales, sp, raster, mgcv, grDevices, ggmap

Suggests ellipse, igraph, knitr

See at CRAN