This community is dedicated to all those frustrated animal movement ecologists that, after obtaining animal tracking data from animal-borne GPS or VHF devices thought that they could start immediately doing fun analyses to find some revolutionary ecological theory. Yes, we’ve been there too…! But we now know that this is just the start of a long, tedious, and technical process to prepare and integrate GPS data with environmental data, which keeps us occupied for long time before being finally able to start focusing on ecology.
PosTRACK is a web-community to share and further develop a Spatial-database for Animal Movement, SAM, and the functions needed to automatize all those technical routines from the pre-processing of tracking data, to their coupling with environmental layers, to the calculation of trajectory parameters, home ranges, spatial statistics, and to the intersection of locations, trajectories and polygons with environmental features
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