The tracking technology protecting Kenyans from elephants

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Save the Elephants is sposored by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) who produce leading ArcGIS software for spatial data analysis.  We have written a unique suite of software programs to allow quick and clean output from our elephant tracking database.

Save the Elephants uses Google Earth to visualize our elephant tracking data from across Africa.  Google Earth is  the rich mapping application that will allow you to fly through a global database of Earth imagery and detailed mapping information.  We use it to track the elephants on a moving 3D backdrop of high definition Quickbirdsatellite images provided by Digital Globe. All this in real time! This allows us to monitor how our elephants live which has greatly enhanced management and security of the elephants by boosting enforcement efforts for ranger patrols.To see a BBC report click here: