I have a number sequential GPS locations from marked animals - usually 4 to 5 locations per day for 1.5 years - and am trying to delineate seasons based on elevation and distance.
From low elevations in winter, animals generally move to higher elevations in summer. The seasonal movements span x, y and z dimensions. I can calculate the Euclidean distance between two points (or seasonal ranges) to account for change in x and y, and also calculate the change in elevation to account or z. However, I am wondering if there is a way to integrate Euclidean distance traveled and change in elevation.
The hope is to calculate a single term that accounts for both change elevation and Euclidean distance between seasons.
How can I do this in ArcGIS for Desktop?