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[ANFES] 2014-09-28 NRMI: This Issue: Tracking Human Activities Using GPS and Some Other Good Things.


This Issue: Tracking Human Activities Using GPS and Some Other Good Things.

BUT FIRST, WON'T YOU PLEASE HELP? Mohammed Irshad Ahmed writes: "Please help me on the issues related to IPR (Intellectual Property rights) in the field of Remote sensing and GIS. How this is handled in real life? If you can help Mohammed, please contact him at Irshad@CGIAR.ORG.


TRACKING HUMAN ACTIVITIES USING GPS In August, Innocent Wanyonyi wrote "I am working on my GIS related research project with fishermen tracking their movements with GPS, this is for my thesis work. Do you have relevant literature i can refer to on this? I have seen a lot about tracking wildlife but nothing on tracking human beings activities??" Here are some sites that may be of interest. If you have any additional information that can help, please contact Innocent at

Anthony, Toby. 2012. Tracking system to be installed in 4,000 fishing vessels. The New Indian Express

Butler, M.J.A. et al. 1988. The application of remote sensing technology to marine fisheries: an introductory manual. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 295.

Chaix, Basile et al. 2013. GPS tracking in neighborhood and health studies:A step forward for environmental exposure assessment, a step backward for causal inference? Health and Place 21. 6 p.

Chen, Shu; Huang, Yan. 2009. Recognizing Human Activities from Multi-Modal Sensors.ISI 2009. 3 p.

Coxworth, Ben. 2012. Electronic system remotely monitors fishing boat catches  Gizmag

Doherty, S.T. et al. 2014. Tracking human activity and well-being in natural environments using wearable sensors and experience sampling. Soc Sci Med.106:83-92. Abstract.

FAO. 2014. Fishing Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS). VMS Programme Factsheets. In: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department [online]. Rome. Updated

Fernández-Boán, María et al. 2013. Monitoring the fishing process in the sea urchin diving fishery of Galicia. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Fides, Jonathan.2008. Mobile phones expose human habits. BBC News.

Fisheries crackdown targets high-tech vessel monitoring (Australia)

Foss, Khristen. 2011. Government May be Forced to Track Fishermen. GPS News.

Francoeur, Steve; et al.2012. State of the Strait Use of Remote Sensing and GIS to Better Manage the Huron-Erie Corridor.  US Fish & Wildlife Publications. Paper 270. 75 p.

Fuller, Richare, Koutsoukos, Xeofon D.2009. Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environnments.. Book listing.

Furletti, Barbara et al. 2013. Inferring human activities from GPS tracks. UrbComp 2013. 8 p.

Gatdula, Armand. 2011. GPS Tracking Systems Installed on Commercial Boats to Reduce Poaching. Fieldlogix.

GPS Tracking Could Help End People Smuggling. Tracking System Direct.

Green, Edmund P. et al. 2004. Remote Sensing Handbook for Tropical Coastal Management (extracts). Coastal management sourcebooks 3. 150 p.

Heller, Charles et al. 2012? Forensic Oceanography - Report on the "Left-To-Die Boat" 90 p.

Hentry, C. et al. 2011. Application of GPS in Fisheries and Marine Studies. ResearchGate.

Kaur, Chintan, Arrawatia, Mahima. N.d. Over the Sea Transmission of GPS data using RF Transceivers for Fishermen Boats. 6 p.

Kopplin, Keith. N.d. Using GPS to Track Employee Movement: A Good Idea, or a Good Deal of Trouble? HireCentrix.

Kröner, Ulrich et al. 2009. Report on Authentication in Fisheries Monitoring. EUR 23675 EN. 65 p.

Ksrce,Jca. 2012. . Protecting of Fishermen on Indian Maritime Boundaries. Journal of Computer Applications 5, Issue EICA2012-3.

Kumar, K. Suresh K. ; Kumar, K. Sharath. 2010. Design of low cost maritime boundary identification device using GPS system. International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology 2(9): 4665-4672

LawBrain. 2010. Global Positioning System (GPS).

Lawrence, Tara N. et al. 2010. Fishing Catch Data Mapped Off the East Coast of India. ESRI ArcNews Online.

Levings, D.D. et al.1999. Mapping nearshore and intertidal marine habitats with remote sensing and GPS: the importance of spatial and temporal scales, Abstract.

Lewis, Tanya. 2013. Human brains have internal GPS, study confirms. NBC News

Liao, Lin et al. 2007. Extracting Places and Activities from GPS Traces Using Hierarchical Conditional Random Fields. 20 p.

Liebenberg, Louis. 2013. A New Environmental Monitoring Methodology. CyberTracker

Liu, Cho-Teng, et al. 2004. Application of Satellite Remote Sensing on the Tuna Fishery of Eastern Tropical Pacific. 8 p.

Masters, Greg. 2011. GPS could be used to deter Chesapeake Bay poachers. Maryland

Mead, Derek. 2013. Kenya Will Use a Vessel Tracking System to Curb Illegal Fishing Motherboard.

Meaden, Geoffery J.; Aguilar-Manjarrez, José. Eds. 2013. Advances in geographic information systems and remote sensing for fisheries and aquaculture. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Tech. Paper 552. 452 p.

Michael, Katina et al. 2006. Location-Based Intelligence – Modeling Behavior in Humans using GPS. Research Online.10 p.

Moriyama, T. et al. 2004. Research on technology development for fishing vessels identification by satellite remote sensing – status in developed countries and Japanese patrol system.  Remote Sensing and earth Sciences 1(1).

Nammalwar, P. et al. 2013. Application of Remote Sensing in the validations of Potential Fishing Zones (PFZ) along the coast of North Tamil Nadu, India, Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences 42(3): 283-292.

Nishida, Tom; Booth, Anthony J. 2001. Recent Approaches Using GIS in the Spatial Analysis of Fish Populations. 18 p.

O'Malley, Patrick D. et al. 2002?. Human Activity Tracking for Wide-Area Surveillance. 7 p.

Paulino, Carlos; Escudero, Luis. 2005? Use of Night Satellite Imagery to Monitor the Squid Fishery in Peru. 11 p.

Perez, Juan Cicuendez et al. 2013. The efficiency of using remote sensing for fisheries enforcement: Application to the Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery, Fisheries Research 147:24-31.

Posada, J.M. et al. 1997? Mapping fishing grounds using global positioning system (GPS) technology. 8 p.

R.B. 2012. Satellite Monitoring Used To Track Human Rights Violations. Radio Boston News Brief.

Raghuram, M. 2008. Remote sensing satellites will help fishermen track shoals. The Hindu.

Rogers, Alex. 2014. Track boats with GPS to stop illegal fishers draining the seas. The Conversation.

Saitoh, Sei-Ichi et al. 2011. Some operational uses of satellite remote sensing and marine GIS for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68(4): 687-695.

Sivaramaganesh, M. et al. 2014. Implementation of maritime border alert system. International Journal of Innovative Research in Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Engineering 2(3). 4 p.

SPC. 2011. A Beginner's Guide to Using Remote Sensing for Offshore Tuna Fishing. 22 p.

Sundar, S. Mani; Hariharan, M. 2013. Deep Sea Fishermen Patrol System for Coastal Intruder Positioning. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology 2(3): 129-132.

Thangapushpam, C. Sheeba. 2013? Intelligent boundary alert system using GPS.  IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering 19-23.

Van der Spek, S.C.; van Langelaar, C.M. 2011. Using GPS-tracking technology for urban design interventions. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XXXVIII-4/C21. 4 p.

Van der Spek, Stefan et al. 2009. Sensing Human Activity: GPS Tracking. Sensors 9(4), 3033-3055;

Vazquez-Prokopec, Gonzalo M et al. 2009. Usefulness of commercially available GPS data-loggers for tracking human movement and exposure to dengue virus. International Journal of Health Geographics 8:68.

Votier, Stephen et al. 2010. Individual responses of seabirds to commercial fisheries revealed using GPS tracking, stable isotopes and vessel monitoring systems. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 487–497

Votier, Stephen et al. 2013. A Bird's Eye View of Discard Reforms: Bird-Borne Cameras Reveal Seabird/Fishery Interactions. PLOS One.


Aswani, S.; Lauer, M. 2014. Indigenous people's detection of rapid ecological change. Conserv. Biol. 28(3):820-828. Abstract.

Bauer-Haáz, É.A., et al. 2014. Fish preference of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) on an abandoned fish pond and the role of fish sampling methods. Fund. Appl. Limnol. 184(2):161-168. Abstract.

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Express News Service. 2014. MoEF Asks States to Identify Deemed Forest Areas. The Indian Express.

Gschwantner, Thomas. 2009. Common Tree Definitions for National Forest Inventories in Europe. Silva Fennica 43(2): 303-321

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McRoberts, Ronald E.; et al. 2012. Harmonizing national forest inventories. Forest Science. 58(3): 189-190

Mendenhall, C.D., et al. 2014. Predicting biodiversity change and averting collapse in agricultural landscapes. Nature 509(7499):213-217 Abstract.

Miller, T.A., et al. 2014. Assessing risk to birds from industrial wind energy development via paired resource selection models. Conserv. Biol. 28(3):745-755. Abstract

Mills, M., et al. 2014. Minimizing the cost of keeping options open for conservation in a changing climate. Conserv. Biol. 28(3):646-653.Abstract.

Moll-Rocek, Julian. 2014. Chile in Conflict–What Makes A Forest? Epoch Times.

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