Software information

ZoaTrack is freely available, open-source software. See the ZoaTrack project on GitHub.

The diagram below gives an overview of the software architecture for ZoaTrack:

Server components

ZoaTrack uses the following server components:

Java technologies

The ZoaTrack web application uses these Java technologies:

R packages

The ZoaTrack analysis tools use these R packages:

  • adehabitatHR: Home range Estimation
  • adehabitatMA: Tools to Deal with Raster Maps
  • alphahull: Generalization of the convex hull of a sample of points in the plane
  • kftrack: Estimate movement parameters and predict "most probable track" from positions
  • ukfsst: Estimate movement parameters and predict "most probable track" from raw light-based geolocations and sea surface temperatures (SST)
  • rgdal: Bindings for the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
  • maptools: Classes and methods for spatial data
  • shapefiles: Read and Write ESRI Shapefiles
  • sp: Classes and methods for spatial data
  • raster: Geographic data analysis and modeling
  • spatstat: Spatial Point Pattern analysis, model-fitting, simulation, tests
  • Grid2Polygons: Convert Spatial Grids to Polygons
  • RColorBrewer: ColorBrewer palettes
  • googleVis: Interface between R and the Google Chart Tools
  • plotKML: Visualization of spatial and spatio-temporal objects in Google Earth
  • spacetime: Classes and methods for spatio-temporal data
  • plyr: Tools for splitting, applying and combining data

Web client technologies

  • jQuery: JavaScript Library for rapid web development
  • CKEditor: HTML text editor for web content creation
  • Farbtastic: JavaScript colour picker
  • OpenLayers: JavaScript library for displaying map data in the Web browser
  • Proj4js: JavaScript library to transform point coordinates from one coordinate system to another
  • Moment.js: JavaScript library for parsing, validating, manipulating, and formatting dates.
  • Bootstrap: front-end framework for web development
  • X-editable: in-place editing with Twitter Bootstrap
  • LESS: extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations, and functions