Sunday, December 11, 2011

Kitty Maps!

Lions that have collars that transmit their position by text message, and a map is automatically created? Sweet.

The original article mentions the text messaging but the collar manufacturer's website shows a bunch of different methods of communication: UHF/VHF radios or the ARGOS, GLOBALSTAR, and IRIDIUM satellite networks. And not only is GPS data sent but also data from other sensors: accelerometer, mortality, hibernation, virtual fence, proximity, and temperature.

Like I said, sweet.