AniMove algorithms for QGIS
QGIS provides a processing environment that can be used to call native and third party algorithms, making your spatial analysis tasks more productive and easy to accomplish.
AniMove plugin implements, as a processing submodule, kernel analyses with the following algs:
- href: the reference bandwidth is used in the estimation.
- LSCV (The Least Square Cross Validation): the LSCV bandwidth is used in the estimation.
- Scott's Rule of Thumb: the Scott's rule of thumb is used for bandwidth estimation.
- Silverman's Rule of Thumb: the Silverman's rule of thumb is used for bandwidth estimation.
- kernel with adjusted h
Utilization distribution and contour lines are produced, and area of the contour polygons are calculated.
Additionally, restricted Minimum Convex Polygons (MCP) are implemented, as:
- MCP calculation of the smallest convex polygon enclosing all the relocations of the animal, excluding an user-selected percentage of locations furthest from a centre.
NOTE: some of the bandwidth methods are only available with scipy 0.11 (custom bandwidth value) and statsmodels 0.5 (LSCV, maximum-likelihood cross-validation).
NOTE: at least scipy 0.10 and the gdal_contour command must be installed in order to have the kernel density algorithm available.
Part of the AniMove project supported by Faunalia.
The plugin was developed by:
and financially supported by:
- Marco Zaccaroni - Department of Biology, University of Firenze
- António Mira
- Dimitris Poursanidis
- Giovanni Manghi
- Stefano Anile
- Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), University of Oxford
- Julia Hazel