I-Tracker Land Patrol Application Development 2011
During November 2011 I-Tracker project officers trialled a new application developed by NAILSMA in response to requests by Indigenous Land Manager ranger groups. The new land patrol application allows data collection for fire, feral animals, weeds, cultural sites, visitor management, biodiversity, and water health.
One of the ranger groups who were very excited to be included in the trial were the Wunggurr Rangers who look after over 60,000square kilometres of land in the heart of the Kimberley – an area the size of Tasmania. They have attended a couple of I-Tracker training sessions in the past but were unable to use the I-Tracker sea patrol applications because they are land locked.
“The field visit was largely focused around feral animal control, specifically setting pig traps. It was great to trial the feral animal trapping section in such detail with the rangers. They had a lot of great suggestions for collecting other data required when setting and checking a trap and we incorporated these changes into the feral animal section." Erica McCreedy, I-Tracker Project Officer
The participants in the land application trial will meet as a Working Group in early 2012 to consolidate the changes that have been made to the application during the trial.
Photo caption: Robin Dann, Wunggurr Ranger with Erica McCreedy, NAILSMA I-Tracker Project Officer and Tim Brown, Ranger Co-ordinator for Wunggurr Rangers trialling the new Land Patrol Application.