Spatial mapping within indoor arenas

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Abstract

Indoor arenas are used on equine farms in order to keep horses working and training year-round and no matter the weather conditions. This is crucial for equine businesses as when horses are not actively working and training, they aren't making money. Results from a previous survey indicate equine indoor arena owners, managers, and users have concerns about the environment. Site visits were conducted on farms in the indoor arenas in Kentucky and some surrounding states. During the site visits, spatial environmental data were collected at over 30 facilities. These spatial data include footing depth, air speed, ambient air temperature, relative humidity, footing temperature, roof temperature and light intensity. All samples were taken in a grid pattern within the arena. If the footprint of the building was larger than the footing in the indoor arena, measurements were only taken within the confines of the footing. The footing depth was collected at 9 points, while the other measurements were taken at 15 points throughout the indoor arenas. Kriging in ArcMap was used to interpolate the data between the measured points and create a surface map for the entire arena space. The variability within and amongst the arenas were evaluated. Spatial join was used to extract attributes at specified points throughout the arena space for evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2021
Pages1822-1828
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781713833536
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jul 12 2021Jul 16 2021

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2021
Volume3

Conference

Conference2021 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/12/217/16/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© ASABE 2021 Annual International Meeting

Keywords

  • Equine
  • Indoor arenas
  • Spatial mapping
  • Spatial variation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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