publication . Article . 2012

Stray cats in Auckland, New Zealand: Discovering geographic information for exploratory spatial analysis

Mark Farnworth;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Applied Geography, volume 34, pages 230-238 (issn: 0143-6228, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Stray cats are a common feature of urban landscapes and are associated with issues of animal welfare and negative environmental impacts. Management, planning and decision-making require readily accessible information on stray cats. However, much of the existing data is not immediately useful for a geographic information system (GIS) in terms of format, content and explicit location information. Spreadsheets we obtained from a single large shelter in the Auckland region. They contained records of stray cat pickups and admissions for an entire year ( n  = 8573) of which 56.4% ( n  = 4834) contained data that could be processed to derive relevant spatial i...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Geography, Planning and Development, Forestry, General Environmental Science, Geocoding, Cartography, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Geographic information system, Geography, Census, Spatial analysis, Shapefile, computer.file_format, computer
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publication . Article . 2012

Stray cats in Auckland, New Zealand: Discovering geographic information for exploratory spatial analysis

Mark Farnworth;