Hey Stephanie, I remember this idea being kicked around and I indicated interest some time ago, but if I am not on the list you have going, I would love to passively follow, appreciating the timezones likely will be difficult for me to follow live from Australia. (read more)
Just found out from the marketing dept at my work the cost to host multiple specs - very expensive [$NZ 7K-10K].
Host it on GitHub for starters then. I'm a newbie to GitHub, so it's an opportunity to become familiar with it.
I'll begin by drafting a... (read more)
I'm not a domain expert like most people in this forum, but I have created XML schemas using object oriented (OO) principles in the past; the same capability exists with JSON schemas.
The important thing is to create a heirarchy of schemas, starting with a... (read more)
Some ETAG rfid-readers developped by Eli Bridge et al. are now avaible at https://www.labmaker.org/collections/earth-and-ecology/products/etag. The price is high, though: USD139.
Note that... (read more)
Hi all, we have been developing low cost open source proximity loggers for small animals (minimum logger weight is currently 1g) and we are looking at ways to develop the loggers further / make them more useful for the community to use. More info on the loggers themselves can be found here: ... (read more)
Ours is the SensorStation: https://github.com/cellular-tracking-technologies/SensorStation/
It is a multi-channel radio receiver based on Raspberry Pi for a variety of wildlife tags and sensors... (read more)
Unfortunately, we're not set up to enable download for video recordings at the moment, but we do plan to upload shorter clips of each presentation to YouTube in the near future. We could also potentially make an audio-only version available for download if that would be of interest? (read more)
The American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) has released an open source tool to assist with manually counting objects in images called DotDotGoose. This purpose-built tool was created since most conservation researchers and practitioners working on... (read more)
Perhaps the new generation of low-power and high performance boards based on RISC V might allow us to build camera traps that could handle high resolution imagery.
Has anyone got their hands on these boards yet?
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In reply to your questions:
"I find commercial open source conservation technology to be a very exciting space, plenty of challenges but also opportunities. The example of the company Arduino comes to mind – plenty of cheaper (legal) “copy” products but... (read more)
We've also put together a variation on the wireless datalogger. We've found it extremely useful for us in other projects, especially in developing countries without much communications infrastructure except for cellular. This is the OpenWild Wireless DataLogger 3G-GPS.
This can function... (read more)
When you mention 'location' you refer to the location of the images from where they are imported from? And not the gps location from the EXIF data if it's available, right?
Yes, that's right -- I should have said the 'directory of those images'.... (read more)
These two fully funded PhD positions may be of interest to the community: