geneGIS: Geoanalytical Tools for Individual-Based Genetic Records
Track: Education and Training
Authors: Dorothy Dick, Erin Falcone, Shaun Walbridge, John Calambokidis, Debbie Steel, C. Scott Baker, Dawn Wright, Tomas Follett, Jason Holmberg
We describe geneGIS, a suite of GIS tools and a customized Arc Marine data model to aid with geovisualization and spatial analyses of individual-based DNA profiles and photo-identification records. We used Python 2.7 and ArcGIS 10.1 to create a toolbar and Python Toolbox compiled into a Python add-In. Nine Arc Marine classes were kept to enable the inclusion of genetic data in our customization. We show the utility of geneGIS with an integrated database of humpback whales from the North Pacific.