A Home Range Analysis and Estimation Toolbox

The HoRAE toolbox for the free and open source GIS OpenJUMP allows to analyse movement data. The toolbox contains functions for visualization of movement tracks and allows the creation and analysis of animal home ranges. Home range estimation methods that have been implemented are:

  • Minimum Convex Polygon (MCP)
  • Kernel Density Estimation (KDE), methods: (a) href, (b) LSCV, and (c) ad-hoc (region split)
  • Line-based KDE, scaled and un-scaled
  • Brownian Bridges
  • Line Buffer
  • Local Convex Hulls (LoCoH), methods: radius r, k-1 nearest neighbors, alpha region.

Additionally one can perform asymptote analysis for MCP, Point-KDE, Line-Buffer, calculate core areas, and visualize daily travel distances, etc. For more information and documentation we refer to our wiki (see below). OpenJUMP HoRAE is developed and maintained by Stefan Steiniger (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) and Andrew Hunter (University of Calgary, Canada).

  • More about HoRAE

    Detailed information on what OpenJUMP HoRAE can do, how to install it and use it - including a user guide - can be found on our wiki page. We use a wiki as this is just simpler to update than this website. So please stop by there:

    OJ HoRAE Wiki
  • Download

    You can download OpenJUMP HoRAE as program for Windows, MacOSX and Linux - if you have installed the Java platform already. Simply unzip the downloaded file and look in the /bin/ folder for the appropriate start file.

    Download Software
  • Questions

    You have questions on how OpenJUMP HoRAE can be used to analyse your movement tracks or some problems using it. Then write to us in person or register and use our "ojhorae-users" Google Group:

    ojhorae - users