Skip to main content

Table 3 Median and frequency percentiles for location errors for a given number of satellites in a stationary test in varying vegetation and topographic conditions

From: Moving wildlife tracking forward under forested conditions with the SWIFT GPS algorithm

Satellites n Proportion 50% (x̃LE) 75% 95%
3 59 15.0% 38.5 204 2739
4 86 21.8% 18.2 38.1 251
5 85 21.6% 9.4 20.5 75.3
6 87 22.1% 6.9 10.8 23.7
7 62 15.7% 4.0 7.2 14.6
8 15 3.8% 3.3 5.5 6.5
All 394 100% 8.65 21.6 271
  1. The proportion is the percentage of locations derived from a given number of satellites, and x̃LE is median location error