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1 August 2010 Screening Global Positioning System Location Data for Errors Using Animal Movement Characteristics
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Animal locations estimated by Global Positioning System (GPS) inherently contain errors. Screening procedures used to remove large positional errors often trade data accuracy for data loss. We developed a simple screening method that identifies locations arising from unrealistic movement patterns. When applied to a large data set of moose (Alces alces) locations, our method identified virtually all known errors with minimal loss of data. Thus, our method for screening GPS data improves the quality of data sets and increases the value of such data for research and management.

Kari Bjørneraas, Bram Van Moorter, Christer Moe Rolandsen, and Ivar Herfindal "Screening Global Positioning System Location Data for Errors Using Animal Movement Characteristics," Journal of Wildlife Management 74(6), 1361-1366, (1 August 2010). https://doi.org/10.2193/2009-405
Published: 1 August 2010
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