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[[File:Catmap_logo_800_x_360.jpg|300px|thumb|right|CatMap]]
 
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This project built upon the Taranaki Furbabies cat-tracking project. School children [http://www.datamap.co.nz/education/course/view.php?id=8#section-1 tracked their cats with GPS units]<ref>sciBRIGHT [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU_pY2sTwTA "How does GPS work?"]</ref>, <ref>High School [[wikibooks:High_School_Earth_Science/Using_Satellites_and_Computers|Earth]] Science</ref>, <ref>Unfa - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O3ZVHVFhes how a GPS  works]</ref>and analysed where the cats went. CatMap focused on the areas adjacent to native bush [http://www.datamap.co.nz/education/mod/page/view.php?id=82 to determine cats' preferred habitat]
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This project built upon the Taranaki Furbabies cat-tracking project. School children [http://www.datamap.co.nz/education/course/view.php?id=8#section-1 tracked their cats with GPS units]<ref>sciBRIGHT [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU_pY2sTwTA "How does GPS work?"]</ref>, <ref>High School [[wikibooks:High_School_Earth_Science/Using_Satellites_and_Computers|Earth]] Science</ref>, <ref>Unfa - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O3ZVHVFhes how a GPS  works]</ref>and analysed where the cats went. CatMap focused on the areas adjacent to native bush [http://www.datamap.co.nz/education/mod/page/view.php?id=82 to determine cats' preferred habitat]  
  
===== The resources include =====
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==== Partners ====
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Welbourn School, New Plymouth
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Inglewood Primary School
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MAIN Trust NZ, Dr Dawn Mills (NP Vet Group), Dr Heidy Kikillus ([http://cattracker.nz/ VUW Cat Tracker NZ])
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===== Information technology: =====
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* i-Naturalist project "What the cat brought in" to record what species the cats caught.
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* QGIS was used to visualise the GPS tracking data:
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** 'Time Manager' was used to show the day/night movements of cats 
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** Sentinel-2 satellite imagery was used to define preferred habitats 
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* Camtesia Studio recorded the QGIS screen and produced the mp4 videos 
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===== Resources: =====
 
* [http://www.datamap.co.nz/education/course/view.php?id=8#section-2 Activities for students]
 
* [http://www.datamap.co.nz/education/course/view.php?id=8#section-2 Activities for students]
 
* [http://www.datamap.co.nz/education/course/view.php?id=8#section-3 Videos of the cat travels]
 
* [http://www.datamap.co.nz/education/course/view.php?id=8#section-3 Videos of the cat travels]
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
[[File:Ron and Bellatrix for Moodle.jpg|alt=cat range|thumb|Ron and Bellatrix live at the same house, but Ron roams|left|303x303px]] [[File:where did my cat go reduced size.jpg|thumb|Welbourn fun|none|359.167x359.167px]]
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[[File:Ron and Bellatrix for Moodle.jpg|alt=cat range|thumb|Ron and Bellatrix live at the same house, but Ron roams|left|303x303px]] [[File:where did my cat go reduced size.jpg|thumb|Welbourn fun|none]]
  
 
==Project Report==
 
==Project Report==

Revision as of 00:13, 4 December 2019

Project Overview[edit | edit source]

CatMap

This project built upon the Taranaki Furbabies cat-tracking project. School children tracked their cats with GPS units[1], [2], [3]and analysed where the cats went. CatMap focused on the areas adjacent to native bush to determine cats' preferred habitat

Partners[edit | edit source]

Welbourn School, New Plymouth

Inglewood Primary School

MAIN Trust NZ, Dr Dawn Mills (NP Vet Group), Dr Heidy Kikillus (VUW Cat Tracker NZ)

Information technology:[edit | edit source]
  • i-Naturalist project "What the cat brought in" to record what species the cats caught.
  • QGIS was used to visualise the GPS tracking data:
    • 'Time Manager' was used to show the day/night movements of cats
    • Sentinel-2 satellite imagery was used to define preferred habitats
  • Camtesia Studio recorded the QGIS screen and produced the mp4 videos
Resources:[edit | edit source]

The Blog 'MAIN Trust maps nature'  has a diary of the work done by  Welbourn School.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

cat range
Ron and Bellatrix live at the same house, but Ron roams
Welbourn fun

Project Report[edit | edit source]

Classes to introduce the following:

  • Cats – the lives of cats
  • Remote Sensing – how to use a GPS
  • iNaturalist – how to enter your wildlife data

Resources[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.datamap.co.nz/education/course/view.php?id=8

References[edit | edit source]

  1. sciBRIGHT "How does GPS work?"
  2. High School Earth Science
  3. Unfa - how a GPS works

Mapping, Analysis and Information Network Trust

Quantum GIS

Global Positioning System