Spatial Database for GPS Wildlife Tracking Data

A Practical Guide to Creating a Data Management System with PostgreSQL/PostGIS and R

Editors: Urbano, Ferdinando, Cagnacci, Francesca (Eds.)

  • Teaches to manage and process GPS wildlife tracking data in a standardized manner
  • Broadens the perspective on the potentialities offered by GPS wildlife tracking data and related biological and environmental information
  • Allow to make the best of bio-telemetry data to answer prominent and relevant ecological questions
  • Saves time and money through proposing highly efficient data management and analyses procedures with open source software
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About this book

This book guides animal ecologists, biologists and wildlife and data managers through a step-by-step procedure to build their own advanced software platforms to manage and process wildlife tracking data. This unique, problem-solving-oriented guide focuses on how to extract the most from GPS animal tracking data, while preventing error propagation and optimizing analysis performance. Based on the open source PostgreSQL/PostGIS spatial database, the software platform will allow researchers and managers to integrate and harmonize GPS tracking data together with animal characteristics, environmental data sets, including remote sensing image time series, and other bio-logged data, such as acceleration data. Moreover, the book shows how the powerful R statistical environment can be integrated into the software platform, either connecting the database with R, or embedding the same tools in the database through the PostgreSQL extension Pl/R. The client/server architecture allows users to remotely connect a number of software applications that can be used as a database front end, including GIS software and WebGIS. Each chapter offers a real-world data management and processing problem that is discussed in its biological context; solutions are proposed and exemplified through ad hoc SQL code, progressively exploring the potential of spatial database functions applied to the respective wildlife tracking case. Finally, wildlife tracking management issues are discussed in the increasingly widespread framework of collaborative science and data sharing. GPS animal telemetry data from a real study, freely available online, are used to demonstrate the proposed examples. This book is also suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, if accompanied by the basics of databases.  

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Wildlife Tracking Data Management: Chances Come from Difficulties

    Dettki, Holger (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Storing Tracking Data in an Advanced Database Platform (PostgreSQL)

    Urbano, Ferdinando (et al.)

    Pages 9-24

  • Extending the Database Data Model: Animals and Sensors

    Urbano, Ferdinando

    Pages 25-33

  • From Data to Information: Associating GPS Positions with Animals

    Urbano, Ferdinando

    Pages 35-51

  • Spatial is not Special: Managing Tracking Data in a Spatial Database

    Urbano, Ferdinando (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03743-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03742-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for Mexico
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: 11 de noviembre de 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37826-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Database for GPS Wildlife Tracking Data
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to Creating a Data Management System with PostgreSQL/PostGIS and R
Editors
  • Ferdinando Urbano
  • Francesca Cagnacci
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03743-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03743-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03742-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37826-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 257
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Foreword by Ran Nathan
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