distance: Distance between the locations of a movement track

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) Examples

Description

Calculates the distance between the consecutive locations of a Move or MoveStack object.

Usage

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  ## S4 method for signature '.MoveTrackSingle,missing'
distance(x)
  ## S4 method for signature '.MoveTrackStack,missing'
distance(x)

Arguments

x

a move, moveStack or moveBurst object

Details

pointDistance is used to calculate the distances.

Value

Distance in map units.
If the projection of the coordinates is long/lat all values are returned in meters, otherwise in the map units of the projection of the move object. For long/lat distance is calculated on a sphere using the ellipsoid, for other projections the calculation is done on a plane using Pythagoras. Check and set the projection of your Move, MoveStack or MoveBurst object using the proj4string() function.

If a move or moveBurst object is provided, a numeric vector one element shorter than the number of locations is obtained.
If a moveStack object is provided, a list with one element per individual containing a numeric vector one element shorter than the number of locations is obtained

Author(s)

Marco Smolla & Anne Scharf

Examples

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## distance from a Move object 
data(leroy)
head(distance(leroy))
 # to add this information to the move object, a "NA" has to be assigened
 # e.g. to the last location (it also could be assigend to the first location).
leroy$distance <- c(distance(leroy), NA)

## distance from a MoveStack object
data(fishers)
str(distance(fishers))
 # to add this information to the moveStack object, a "NA" has to be assigened
 # e.g. to the last location of each individual (it also could be assigend to the first location).
fishers$distance <-unlist(lapply(distance(fishers), c, NA))

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