Reverse Site Suitability?

Discussion created by hollyrag on Apr 17, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2014 by curtvprice
I think this is the board to post this on...
I am working on a project that basically will be doing a reverse site suitability. I have GPS points of animal movements, and I have determined "hot spots" of places they like to hang out. The assumption is that these sites are "suitable", and I want to determine the characteristics of these hot spot sites. At the moment, my only idea of how to do this is to individually examine each site, and look at my layers (elevation, canopy height, canopy cover, distance from water, slope), and note down the characteristics of each site, and then tally up the results.

Does anybody have any suggestions on a quicker method to do this?