CyberTracker in the Media

CyberTracker has already enjoyed worldwide media coverage. To achieve our objectives, ongoing media coverage is essential.

TV coverage of CyberTracker includes: CNN (World-wide), ABC News (USA), BBC News (United Kingdom), BBC (Tomorrow's World, United Kingdom), BBC World (World-wide), Sky TV (World-wide), ITN TV, ABC News (Australia), National Geographic Today (USA), Discovery Channel Europe, Discovery Channel USA, Discovery Channel Canada, VARA, Jules Unlimited (Netherlands), Voxtours (Germany), Africa Journal (Africa-wide), 50/50 (South Africa), Science Matters (South Africa), Carte Blanche (South Africa), a Reuters TV piece shown internationally, also TV coverage in Switzerland, France, Germany and Finland.

Press coverage of CyberTracker includes: Time (International), Economist (UK), National Geographic News (World-wide), New Scientist (United Kingdom), Wired Magazine (USA), Pour la Science (France), Science et Nature (France), Geo (Germany), Eos (Netherlands), Financial Times (United Kingdom), The Times (United Kingdom), The Sunday Times (United Kingdom), USA Today, Chronicle of Philanthropy (USA), Die Woche (Germany), Computer Bild (Germany), Le Point (France), The Australian (Australia), Computerworld (USA), Communications & Networking (Canada), The National Post (Canada), Geographical (United Kingdom), Ethos (United Kingdom), Corriere Della Sera (Italy), Ecologia International (Spain), Pen Computing (USA), Palmtop-Pro Magazine (Germany), and a number of newspapers and magazines in South Africa.

CNN Global Challenges: Technology Impacts the World.

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Coming up, going under. We dive into a new field of research and pickup a few choice samples along the way. You can run, but you can't hide. A new way to capture wildlife without actually catching it. And moon shots. Star gazing or star grazing. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to colonize space. Hello and welcome to GLOBAL CHALLENGES, from the Bahamas.

World Changing: Another World is Here - CyberTracker

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Another interesting fusion of technology and field biology: cybertracker, a program which allows users to note observations about plants or animals on a GPS-empowered handheld, and then merge those observations into a larger map of how habitat is changing or animals are migrating. As this article puts it:

"NORDHOEK, South Africa -- Sitting at his laptop computer, Louis Liebenberg compares two maps of the same area: While the first is plotted thickly with yellow dots, the yellow areas on the second map are far sparser.

The Bushman of the Third Millennium

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The Bushmen are among the best hunters and trackers in the world. They are able to determine the species, sex and age of an animal after examining the traces left behind by the beast. Now the sacks of hide containing bows and poisoned arrows worn by these men now also shelter a "Cybertracker", a small pocket sized computer equipped with a satellite connection.

CyberTracker: des observations localisées

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Inventé par le zoologiste amateur Louis Liedenberg, du Cap (Afrique du sud), le logiciel CyberTracker permet à tout un chacun d'inscrire des notes sur un PDA à propos d'une observation faite sur le terrain, et de l'indexer à partir de ses coordonnées GPS.

World Changing: Knowing nature through technology Part II

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The good folks over at PlaNetwork have gotten up the first issue of their new Journal, and it's full of provocative and interesting stuff. Take, for instance, Earth as A Lens: Global Collaboration, GeoCommunication, and The Birth of EcoSentience, which takes the rise of ubiquitous computing and global sensing as opportunity to explore Bucky Fuller's World Game and Geoscope concepts and the evolution of "3D Geobrowsers," programs which allow the user to view any portion of the Earth and examine changes in its systems:

Saudi Armaco World: Reading the Sands

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Take a look around you," says Abdulhadi Saleh al-Murri, declining a fourth pouring of Arab coffee with a shake of the thimble-sized cup. "As well as our host, at least 10 of the guests in this majlis are notable trackers. All of them are from the Murrah tribe. Half of them work with me in Riyadh."

New Zealand Surveyor: Palm computers for spatially referenced social surveys in upgrading informal settlements

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Conditions in informal settlements are complex, at times violent, and continually changing. Managing these settlements in a way that will result in a functional, healthy urban environment constitutes a major challenge. Effective upgrading strategies require accurate, up-to-date social, economic and spatial information. This is especially so when the information is used for adjudication and titling. Moreover the information should be regarded as legitimate by settlement residents themselves.

Nature: Zoology - A mole in hand...

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A strange Australian mole has eluded scientific study for more than a century. Now biologists are teaming up with Aboriginal trackers to unearth the secrets of the itjaritjari. Carina Dennis checks on their progress. A thin layer of red dust has settled across Joe Benshemesh's desk, coating boxes brimming with field instruments, wires, maps and notebooks. He has just returned from one of the most remote corners of Australia's outback.

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