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Temporal tile-maps for characterising the temporal occupancy of places: A seabird case study

Slingsby, A. and van Loon, E. (2017). Temporal tile-maps for characterising the temporal occupancy of places: A seabird case study. presented at the 25th Geographical Information Science (GIS) Research UK Conference, 18 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017, Manchester, UK.

Abstract

GPS is regularly used by movement ecologists to track animals, whose data are used to infer aspects of animals' behaviour and the factors that might drive this. Temporal signatures of the occupancy of places helps us understand animals' use of space, but this can hard to explore because of the complex spatiotemporal nature of the data. We present visual encodings and interactions designed to identify how temporal occupancy signatures of places vary spatially. These tile the space into grid squares, embedding temporal glyphs within. We apply these to GPS data from gull tracking and illustrate their use in movement ecology. The tool that implements this and data are available to download and use.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Publisher Keywords: GPS tracking, temporal signatures, visualisation, movement ecology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QL Zoology
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/17398
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