Eonfusion is used here to visualize feeding patterns of a foraging blue whale. The whale track is imported in text format as a series of points, likewise an array of acoustic backscatter points that represent the density of krill, the whale's primary prey.
Multibeam bathymetry is imported as a raster file and viewed in the same scene. Eonfusion detects a difference between the imported data projection and the scene projection, and dynamically converts the track and backscatter data accordingly.
In the image that shows the bathymetry in gray, the whale track is being manually attributed with behavioural classifications, based on its activity. The attributed data is easily exported from Eonfusion for further analysis.
Myriax gratefully acknowledge Louise McGarry and Charles Greene (Cornell University) and Don Croll (UC Santa Cruz) for providing the whale track and backscatter data.
Multibeam bathymetric map available from: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-179/
Credit:F.L.Wong and S.E.Eittreim, 2001.
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