[AniMov] [Qgis-user] Ecological toolbox for QGIS - collecting ideas
a.ghisla at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 18:23:43 CET 2009
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Hi all, and sorry for top and cross posting,
first of all, thanks for feedback and enthusiasm about the topic.
I've tried to collect in this wiki page  what came up in the thread,
and I'm looking forward for more contribution!
Rainer M Krug ha scritto:
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Micha Silver <micha at arava.co.il> wrote:
>> Anne Ghisla wrote:
>>> Hi all, and sorry for cross-posting,
>>> during QGIS hackfest the idea of an ecological toolbox has popped up,
>>> thanks mainly to Johannes Signer.
>>> Among currently available standalone bundles, we thought about Hawth's
>>> tools  and some other Arc* plugins; other tools, like Conefar 
>>> and Circuitscape , are dedicated GIS clones and could not cover all
>>> analysis requirements, therefore obliging the user to switch among
>>> different programs.
>>> We'd like to ask ecology researchers, teachers and students what are
>>> the most common analyses you run, and if you'd like to have the
>>> related tools available for QGIS in a toolbox just like for example
>>> GRASS toolbox.
> I think this is a brilliant idea. A friend of mine is using Diva GIS for
> teaching, as it has a very good toolbox for ecological GIS work (according
> to him - I haven't used it yet) - but Diva is one reason, why he still needs
> Windows in a virtual machine.
> So it might be an option, to look into Diva to see what they have, and
> include those into QGIS.
> I like that idea of ecological analysis tools that much, that I would
> suggest an approach which enables the use of these tools from other programs
> as well (I am thinking in particular about R and GRASS). I guess, it would
> be more work, but I think it would be worth.
> A set of tools for spatial ecological analysis - like GDAL and OGR are for
> raster and vectors IO - that would be BRILLIANT.
>> I'd like to see a simple set of tools for patch analysis: patch density,
>> perimeter to area ratio, std. dev of patch sizes etc. Similar to what's
>> available from the GRASS r.le.* modules.
>> Then that might lead to tools for connectivity analysis, like the
>> circuitscape example you sited.
>> Thanks for feedback, and feel free to forward the message to relevant
>>> people and mailing lists!
>>> Anne Ghisla
>>>  http://www.spatialecology.com/htools/tooldesc.php
>>>  http://www.conefor.org/
>>>  http://www.circuitscape.org/Circuitscape/Welcome.html
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