In mid 2018, Gaia Resources were engaged to develop a desktop app for Wildlife Drones to act as a field mapping application for the real-time display of (radio frequency) tagged animal locations monitored by a drone. The project involved an initial discovery phase and technology review to understand what software platforms would be ideal to meet the requirements of the solution. The deliverable for the development phase is an app with imagery and mapping layers that is available for offline and online use, including the ability to synchronise collected data to a central database when back within mobile data range.
Two subsequent phases of work from late 2018 – 2019 have focused on improvements in real-time data display of the drone position and radio tags, offline base-map useability and back-end data processing.
Wildlife Drones have presented their integrated solution to conferences around Australia, and have a growing client base where our desktop app is a critical solution component contributing to important wildlife conservation efforts and research.
More information about this project and about our client Wildlife Drones can be found on our blogs.