Casey Slaught @caseyslaught Tech Manager @ Virunga National Park | Master's @ Duke University Groups Software and Mobile Apps Anyone working in data integration or know of any other existing tools such as Palantir or Vulcan's EarthRanger? Expand all Collapse all Oldest first Latest first Most popular Stephanie O'Donnell @StephODonnell | She / Her WILDLABS I'm the Community Manager at WILDLABS 28 March 2019 10:40am Hi Casey, I'm aware of a good number of members here working in this space (including quite a few of the vulcan and WPS teams). Was there a specific question or discussion point you were keen to get at? Steph Reply X Reply Casey Slaught @caseyslaught Tech Manager @ Virunga National Park | Master's @ Duke University 30 March 2019 9:26am Thanks Steph. Specifically I'd like to know about the various satellite providers being used for tracking collars and if they have APIs available. I'd also be keen to learn more about the technical architecture of a data integration system. Reply X Reply Jan Kees Schakel @jankees Sensing Clues Foundation 1 April 2019 6:24pm The Sensing Clues Wildlife Intelligence platform is especially designed to facilitate data integration from silos and to make the various types of data sources instantly analysable. The toolkit is based on serious industry standards and established solution providers and made available for free to field partners involved in nature conservation and wildlife protection. If you are interested, I can give you a demo, 1 Reply Casey Slaught 1 April 2019 6:24pm Yea, I'd really appreciate being able to check it out. I'll send you a private message shortly. X Reply Jes Lefcourt @lefcourt 3 April 2019 12:48am Hello, I'm the program manager for Vulcan's EarthRanger. What we've found is that, unfortunately, there are no standards for these data. We've integrated with 30 different devices and are adding more every month. In an ideal world, all of these devices would leverage a common communication mechanism. I think there's an opportunity for the community to enact this at least among wildlife trackers - and I think we should (Steph - plug for OpenCollar!). However, a number of tracking solutions are commercially available GPS devices that are being applied for animal tracking, and it'd be very difficult / time consuming to convince numerous commercial companies to adopt a standard for wildlife. In the meantime, our approach is to generally be open to working with anyone. We integrate incoming feeds that are needed by our partner protected areas, and also publish APIs to allow partners to perform the integrations themselves. 3 Replies Casey Slaught 3 April 2019 12:48am Thanks Jes, I'll definitely be following OpenCollar. Sounds like a great initiative and hope at some point I can contribute. How do you integrate with the satellite collar providers currently? Do they have APIs? What are the most popular providers? Thomas Gray 3 April 2019 12:48am Argos has an API Iridium data either arrives via email/server IPGlobalstar (unknown) If you'd like the web services document for Argos, shoot me an email (tgray at woodsholegroup - dotcom). Thomas Gray 3 April 2019 12:48am (duplicate) X Reply Want to share your own conservation tech experiences and expertise with our growing global community? Login or register to start posting!