4.0 years ago by
If the track file is publicly accessible than the other people can load it themselves to visualize it on the UCSC genome browser. Basically everyone will have to upload the track file. But the good thing is that it can be done easily. Lets assume you have a bam file that can be accessed at https://camelbbsserver.com/public/shared.bam . The index of the bam file should also be present in the same public folder. Other people will have to follow the below instructions.
1) Go to: http://genome.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/hgCustom
2) Type the following information related to the location of bam file in the box: track type=bam name="shared.bam" bigDataUrl=https://camelbbsserver.com/public/shared.bam
3) Click on go to genome browser. "Shared.bam" will appear as a new track. Choose "full" view option to see the individual reads. Clicking on the reads will display information about the alignment and read quality.
For more info see here: http://genome.ucsc.edu/goldenPath/help/bam.html