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Exploration through enrichment: A visual analytics approach for animal movement

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The analysis of trajectories has become an important field in geographic visualization, as cheap GPS sensors have become commonplace and, in many cases, valuable information can be derived either from the data themselves or their metadata if processed and visualized in the right way. However, showing the "right" information to highlight dependencies or correlations between different measurements remains a challenge, because the technical intricacies of applying a combination of automatic and visual analysis methods prevents the majority of domain experts from analyzing and exploring the full wealth of their movement data. This paper presents an exploration through enrichment approach, which enables iterative generation of metadata based on exploratory findings and is aimed at enabling domain experts to explore their data beyond traditional means. © 2011 Authors.