GeoSnap Mobile App
The Snow Leopard app will facilitate biologist in entering and sharing camera trap location data with their team.
Snow leopards are the most elusive big cats to find, add in their habitat challenges at 12,000 feet and it can even get deadly to learn about this big cats. Traditionally, biologists use stationary camera traps to study these cats and their habitat. Processing camera trap data has been performed manually by the biologist first hand writing data on a sheet of paper and then entering data into a spreadsheet. This is time‐consuming, prone to human error, and data management may be inconsistent between projects, hindering collaboration.
At Kashmir Robotics, we are always experimenting with technology improvements for wildlife conservation methods and counter poaching. A team of interns have been developing data collection app that biologist can use to enter camera trap information which will sync to a central database once the phone has internet.
This App can save time by helping biologist first plot their stations, enter data only once, save team member lives by keeping track of where all the biologists are placing the camera traps, and once the data is entered it can sync with the team to share the progress.
KwF's team is working to make this App available to Snow Leopard biologist in the Himalayan region for camera trap data collection and sharing. .
Snow Leopards are confirmed to live in 13 countries of Central Asia, including Kashmir. Their range covers 2 million square kilometers.
Researchers have discovered Snow Leopards inhabit alpine and subalpine zones at elevations from 3,000 to 4,500 meters (9,800 to 14,800 feet).
Biologist place camera traps to cover 800-1000 square kilometers range for each study of snow leopard habitat.