Extracting patterns from large movement data sets using hybrid spatio-temporal filtering: a case study of geovisual analytics in support of fisheries enforcement activities

Enguehard, René A. (2012) Extracting patterns from large movement data sets using hybrid spatio-temporal filtering: a case study of geovisual analytics in support of fisheries enforcement activities. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The ubiquitous nature of location tracking technologies has resulted in an increase in movement data being collected. These data are used in many contexts, such as understanding animal migration, aiding in fisheries enforcement, or managing fleets of taxicabs. Such large volumes of data call for more efficient data visualization and analysis methods. This research provides a general approach to the analysis of movement data, named Hybrid Spatio-temporal Filtering (HSF), which allows analysts to filter data based on characteristics of movement within a geovisual analytics environment. Filtering signatures are defined by combining movement path complexity (fractal dimension) and velocity, to extract behavioural patterns from data sets. An evaluation within a fisheries enforcement case study (using VMS data), and comparison to other approaches, confirmed the approach is useful, easy to use, and superior to some other approaches. This research demonstrates the value of signature-building filtering approaches for large movement data sets.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6108
Item ID: 6108
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: 2012
Date Type: Submission

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