This website was created as a part of a class project in the Imaging the Earth Class at Davidson College.

Using Animal Movement Anaylst

& Image Analyst to track

bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus

Using a Geographic Information System (GIS), marine biologists can track movement patterns of remote animals that have been previously tagged. Radio and satellite telemetry can now be integrated with several types of data including temperature information, depth information, coastline data, and fishery locations.

This particular project examined possible correlations between movement and temperature. Although no definitive conclusions can be made from the available data, the project demonstrates several practical and useful applications. The two extensions employed in this project were image analyst and spatial movement analyst.



Powerpoint presentation

GIS and cetaceans: additional applications

Relevant links


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