Bird Migration Study Tool based on Cartographic Data and GNSS Tracking Systems

Egileak: Harbil Arregui, Aitor Moreno, Oihana Otaegui

Data: 15.06.2014


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Abstract

Bird migration behaviours and patterns offer invaluable information about environmental evolution of regions. Traditional bird ringing techniques are often used for nature monitoring. A web based geographical visualization and analysis tool is presented in this paper, showing how cartographic data of wetland areas, their vegetation and water facilities can be combined with bird tracking systems to enhance the positioning information given by the latter. This tool, designed inside the MONNA project, aims to collect and display migration trajectories for both scientific and general public use, based on a 3D web visualization environment. This work presents an advanced visual analytics tool for bird monitoring, extensible to other regions as cartography gets available and that can also be linked to meteorological historical data. Challenges for the future include combining cartography with a better resolution and an improvement of the altitude information given by the positioning devices.

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@Article {
author = {Harbil Arregui, Aitor Moreno, Oihana Otaegui},
title = {Bird Migration Study Tool based on Cartographic Data and GNSS Tracking Systems},
pages = {631-640},
volume = {I},
keywds = {

GIS, 3D, monitoring, visual analytics


}
abstract = {

Bird migration behaviours and patterns offer invaluable information about environmental evolution of regions. Traditional bird ringing techniques are often used for nature monitoring. A web based geographical visualization and analysis tool is presented in this paper, showing how cartographic data of wetland areas, their vegetation and water facilities can be combined with bird tracking systems to enhance the positioning information given by the latter. This tool, designed inside the MONNA project, aims to collect and display migration trajectories for both scientific and general public use, based on a 3D web visualization environment. This work presents an advanced visual analytics tool for bird monitoring, extensible to other regions as cartography gets available and that can also be linked to meteorological historical data. Challenges for the future include combining cartography with a better resolution and an improvement of the altitude information given by the positioning devices.


}
date = {2014-06-15},
year = {2014},
}
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