Map Tracker is a program that allows synaptic spines, axonal boutons, and vascular tubes to be marked in a stack and then tracked across multiple time-points. The main objectives of Map Tracker is to be: intuitive, interactive, powerful and accurate.

Map Tracker is being developed by Robert Cudmore in the lab of David Linden in the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University.

Robert Cudmore owes special thanks to the hours of scientific and creative input, patience, and expert bug finding of many different users including: Yong Zhang, Zheng You Ye, John Lane, Megan Kelly, Colleen Fridley, and last but not least Jahnavi Cruz-Diaz.

System Requirements

Map Tracker is implemented using Igor Pro from Wavemetrics and can be used wherever you use Igor Pro including:

    • Microsoft Windows XP
    • Microsoft Windows 7
    • Macintosh OSX

Getting Map Tracker

Map Tracker, while being used on a few projects at Hopkins is still very very much in its infancy. If you like what you see here and in particular if you want to track synaptic spines, axonal boutons or vasculature over time, please email Bob and we can discuss the possibilities.