Galapagos Tortoise Movement Visualization / Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Project Name: Galapagos Tortoise Movement Visualization / Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


Project Description:

This visualization depicts Galapagos tortoise movements on the Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands as a correlation to temperature using graphs created in Microsoft’s Power BI. Maps are used to depict the tortoises’ locations over time and line graphs are used to show the changes in the heading direction for each tortoise as temperatures fluctuate. The data feeds used come from the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme which deployed GPS tags onto four different species of tortoises across each island.


From the visualization we can see that tortoises will change direction more often and becoming more active in warmer temperatures. This data can be used to predict tortoise movements and assist in their conservation effort.


To create this visualization, the name, location, heading and temperatures where retrieved from the data feeds. This data was then input into Power BI, where the map and line graph were created for each island.


Additional Items:

Download the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Power BI File

Developer(s): Jenal Sanchez, Western Governors University


Data Feeds Employed:


Open Source Tools:

Power BI


GitHub: N/A


Original Posting Date: 17 November 2020