Analysis of GPS Position Data of Beef Cattle
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky , 2003

Koostra, B.K., Agouridis, C.T., Workman, S.R.

Water quality and nutrient management research at the University of Kentucky related to beef cattle interaction with streams involved the collection and analysis of GPS position data. Typical data collection periods consisted of a position data point for each of 16 collars every five minutes for 18 days. Because of the volume of data points, multiple geodatabases were designed to organize and store the spatial data. Custom scripts and analysis techniques were developed to determine distance and location relationships using ArcGIS. The data were formatted and made available for research extension purposes using ArcPublisher.