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Visual Characterisation of Temporal Occupancy for Movement Ecology

Slingsby, A. & van Loon, E. (2017). Visual Characterisation of Temporal Occupancy for Movement Ecology. Paper presented at the Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis), 12-13 Jun 2017, Barcelona, Spain.


Movement ecologists study aspects of animals' movement, behaviour, and the factors that might drive these. Temporal patterns of local occupancy often reveal the type of usage at a location. We present and apply temporal tile-maps that embed temporal visual encodings into cartographic representations, and do so in an interactive visual analysis context. This reveals spatial variation in temporal occupancy that allows places to be identified and distinguished according to their use by animals. We apply these to GPS data from tracking gulls and illustrate the application to movement ecology. The tool that implements this and data are available to download and use.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > giCentre
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