distfilter: Filter locations by distance

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) Examples

Description

This function removes locations that are located beyond a specified distance.

Usage

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distfilter(sdata, max.dist = 100, method = 1)

Arguments

sdata

A data frame containing columns with the following headers: "id", "DateTime", "lat", "lon". See the data turtle for an example. The function filters the input data by a unique "id" (e.g. transmitter number, identifier for each animal). "DateTime" is the GMT date & time of each location in class POSIXct or character with the following format "2012-06-03 01:33:46". "lat" and "lon" are the latitude and longitude of each location in decimal degrees.

max.dist

A numeric value specifying a threshold of distance between successive locations. Default is 100 km.

method

An integer specifying how locations should be filtered with max.dist. A location is removed if the distance from a previous and(1)/or(2) to a subsequent location exceeds max.dist. Default is 1 (both way).

Details

This function removes locations if the distance from a previous and/or to a subsequent location exceeds max.dist.

Value

The input data is returned without locations identified by this filter. The following columns are added: "pDist", "sDist". "pDist" and "sDist" are straight distances in kilometres from a previous and to a subsequent fix respectively.

Author(s)

Takahiro Shimada

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#### Load data sets
## Fastloc GPS data obtained from a green turtle
data(turtle)

## A Map for the example site
data(Australia)
data(SandyStrait)


#### Filter temporal and/or spatial duplicates
turtle.dup <- dupfilter(turtle, step.time=5/60, step.dist=0.001)
 

#### distfilter
turtle.dist <- distfilter(turtle.dup)


#### Plot data removed or retained by ddfilter
## Entire area
p1 <- map_track(turtle.dup, bgmap=Australia, point.size = 2, line.size = 0.5, axes.lab.size = 0, 
            sb.distance=200, multiplot = FALSE, point.bg = "red",
            title.size=15, title="Entire area")[[1]] + 
  geom_point(aes(x=lon, y=lat), data=turtle.dist, size=2, fill="yellow", shape=21)+
  geom_point(aes(x=x, y=y), data=data.frame(x=c(154, 154), y=c(-22, -22.5)), 
             size=3, fill=c("yellow", "red"), shape=21) + 
  annotate("text", x=c(154.3, 154.3), y=c(-22, -22.5), label=c("Retained", "Removed"), 
           colour="black", size=4, hjust = 0)

## Zoomed in
p2 <- map_track(turtle.dup, bgmap=SandyStrait, xlim=c(152.7, 153.2), ylim=(c(-25.75, -25.24)), 
            axes.lab.size = 0, sb.distance=10, point.size = 2, point.bg = "red", line.size = 0.5, 
            multiplot = FALSE, title.size=15, title="Zoomed in")[[1]] + 
geom_path(aes(x=lon, y=lat), data=turtle.dist, size=0.5, colour="black", linetype=1) + 
geom_point(aes(x=lon, y=lat), data=turtle.dist, size=2, colour="black", shape=21, fill="yellow")

gridExtra::marrangeGrob(list(p1, p2), nrow=1, ncol=2)

SDLfilter documentation built on July 20, 2021, 9:07 a.m.