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PostGIS Workshop: Next Generation Data Management in Movement Ecology (Florida, May 8–12 2017)

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Dear colleagues,

This is a reminder for our PostGIS/movement ecology workshop held on May
8–12 in Fort Lauderdale. There are still several seats available, so please
join us for the event!


We have a deadline set to April 15, but please let me know if you are
interested, but can't commit to it right now.

Mathieu Basille.

On 02/07/2017 11:42 PM, Mathieu Basille wrote:
> * Venue: Fort Lauderdale REC, Davie, Florida
> * Contact: Mathieu Basille (basille@ufl.edu)
> * Instructors: Simona Picardi, David Bucklin & Mathieu Basille (UF WEC)
> * Guest lecturers: Anne Berger (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife
> Research, Germany), Hamish Campbell (Charles Darwin University, Australia),
> Francesca Cagnacci (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy) & Ferdinando Urbano
> (Independent researcher, Italy)
> * Attendance: Reserved for Natural Resource managers (for a fee) and UF
> students (with tuition waiver). Limited seats are available on a first come
> – first served basis. Natural Resource managers, please register on
> Eventbrite.com [1].
> * More info on: http://ase-research.org/training/PostGIS_2017/
> Recent technological progress has allowed ecologists to obtain a huge
> amount and diversity of animal movement data sets of increasing spatial and
> temporal resolution and size, together with complex associated information
> related to the environmental context, such as habitat types based on remote
> sensing, population density, and weather. Based on several years of
> experience on multiple species, this intensive five-day workshop is
> designed to teach participants how to handle, manage, store and retrieve
> movement data in a spatial database, and how to eventually feed them to
> analysis tools. In the first part of the course, participants will be
> exposed to basics of spatial databases for wildlife tracking data, using
> PostgreSQL/PostGIS, the reference free and open-source database system. The
> second part will focus on the integration of environmental data in the
> process. The third part will tackle the specifics of movement data, and how
> to connect the database to the R statistical environment for analysis. Step
> by step, using reproducible, hands-on exercises that will be released
> on-line, we will provide a complete and seamless procedure from raw data to
> final analysis that will enable participants to fully manage and integrate
> complex animal movement data sets. Although the workshop is intended for a
> wide audience, basic knowledge of SQL, spatial databases and R are highly
> recommended to get the best experience.
> Participants will have to bring their own laptop computers, with necessary
> software installed (instructions for open-source software will be provided).
> Reference: Urbano, F. & Cagnacci, F. (ed.) (2014) Spatial Database for GPS
> Wildlife Tracking Data: A Practical Guide to Creating a Data Management
> System with PostgreSQL/PostGIS and R. Springer, 257 pp. DOI:
> 10.1007/978-3-319-03743-1


Mathieu Basille

basille@ufl.edu | http://ase-research.org/basille
+1 954-577-6314 | University of Florida FLREC

« Le tout est de tout dire, et je manque de mots
Et je manque de temps, et je manque d'audace. »
— Paul Éluard

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