ArcGIS Blog: Migration, Visualization, and Just-Enough-ification

Blog Post created by ressinger-esristaff Employee on May 11, 2018

John Nelson writes:



Nearly three years ago I was captivated by an NPR story about a Boy Scout who built a nesting pedestal for relocated ospreys near Detroit, Michigan. A bird that hatched from that nest made a successful migration to Venezuela, which is pretty great, considering the massive mortality rate of young raptors and their only recent return to Michigan after being wiped out decades earlier by a now-banned pesticide. She was fitted with a GPS tracker while still in the nest. So, these years later, I downloaded that GPS tracking data to see what became of her. 


If you are interested in how it all turned out, you’ll have to check out the story map. In the meantime, here is how I made the maps that show Julie’s long migration path.


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> Migration, Visualization, and Just-Enough-ification