Spatial Database for GPS Wildlife Tracking Data
A Practical Guide to Creating a Data Management System with PostgreSQL/PostGIS and R
"Spatial Database for GPS Wildlife Tracking Data" by Ran Nathan is a comprehensive guide for managing and analyzing GPS tracking data for wildlife research.
The book begins with an overview of the basic concepts of spatial databases and GIS. It then delves into the specifics of designing and implementing a spatial database for tracking data. The author covers important topics such as data structure, indexing, querying, and spatial analysis.
The book also includes practical examples of how to use the database to answer research questions. Nathan provides step-by-step instructions for importing, managing, and analyzing GPS data, as well as visualizing and interpreting the results.
One of the strengths of this book is the emphasis on the importance of data quality and data validation. The author provides guidance on how to ensure that the GPS data is accurate and reliable, which is critical for drawing valid conclusions from the research.
Overall, "Spatial Database for GPS Wildlife Tracking Data" is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and professionals who work with GPS tracking data in wildlife research. It provides a solid foundation in spatial database design and management, and offers practical tools and techniques for analyzing GPS data.