GPS Tracking Reveals Surprisingly Massive Zebra Migration in Africa

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One of the many amazing uses of GPS technology is wildlife research and conservation. With the help of satellites, researchers can monitor the movements of different species in their natural habitat. Observing animals in the wild or even in captivity can tell us a lot about a creature’s needs and behavior, but there is always the factor of human interference to consider. Wildlife is likely to behave differently when they can see, hear or smell humans. With GPS tracking collars, researchers can observe the natural, truly wild behavior of animals. Another benefit of the technology is simply being able toRead More

Wolf Tracking Improved: Sound Analysis Reveals Wolves Have Unique Howls

We’ve reported a number of stories of how GPS technology aids wildlife researchers. Specifically, how researchers use GPS tracking collars to monitor wildlife in their natural habitats. We’ve published a few stories specifically about wolf tracking, but none like this. As technology improves, researchers develop new ways to monitor wolf populations. If you’re reading this blog, then you’re likely familiar with wildlife GPS tracking. Wolves, or other wildlife being studied, are carefully captured, examined and fitted with a GPS collar. From a distance, researchers can study the movements and habits of the wolves this way. Another less popular, but costRead More

Prince Edward Island: Tracking City’s Fox Population With GPS

A University of Prince Edward Island group has been hard at work tracking sightings of red foxes throughout the city since 2012, relying on an online reporting website for the public to identify sighting locations. Now, they are ready to move on to the next phase: relying on GPS tracking collars and wildlife cameras in order to see where they actually move within the city. Some discoveries are quite surprising, as they are currently collecting animal droppings for testing: “We found a whole cooked chicken outside one of the dens. I’m not sure where they got it; if it wasRead More

RTK Integrated with a SAASM GPS Receiver by TAG

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TAG (Technology Advancement Group, Inc.) along with ITT Exelis have announced they were successful in integrating their Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) system, which allows positioning accuracy to the centimeter based on high-precision measurements, from their embedded GPS receiver with Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SASM) technology. The Army Geospatial Center (AGC) of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has contracted TAG to provide a Precise Positioning Service (PPS) GPS Survey System (PGSS) that meets the strict requirements of deployed Army surveyors. The GPS controller, which integrates the embedded ITT Exelis SAASM GPS receiver, RTK algorithms, and an RTK radio, is aRead More

GPS in the Hunt

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Where the Red Fern Grows is the compelling story of a young boy and the close relationship he has with his coon dogs. Though a work of fiction, the book demonstrates the reality of the emotional bond between man and dog. Now GPS technology is allowing man to better care for his best friend, especially in the world of hunting. Tracking the Hunt In less than 3 minutes, a hunting dog can be 1,000 yards away from its master, quickly out of sight and out of earshot. With a GPS enabled transmitting collar, hunting dogs can now be tracked byRead More

Lose Spot No More with the Tagg Pet Tracker

For $199.99, you can guarantee your pet is safe with the Tagg Pet Tracker, which puts to use Verizon’s  wireless network. This GPS tracking device consists of a tag for their collar and docking station, and is designed only for pets over 10 pounds.  Simply place the tag on their collar, and begin receiving alerts via email or SMS whenever your pet wanders outside of its specified area.  Press a button to temporarily disable the alerts if you happen to take your pet for walks.   The cost of the device includes a year of service, and if you haveRead More