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GPS wildlife tracking - terminology

When you understand GPS wildlife telemetry basics you put yourself into a powerful position with increased probability that your GPS telemetry work will succeed. To that end we have created this web page and a CD available on Amazon. Consider purchasing our GPS Wildlife Telemetry CD on Amazon. In the mean time, here are a few fundamentals to help get started.


2-axis information [+]

2D positions [+]

3D positions [+]

Accuracy [+]

Battery life versus accuracy [+]

GPS additional time [+]

Activity data [+]

Almanac Data [+]

Attachment methods [+]

Collars [+]

Collars without housings [+]

Collars with housings [+]

Backpacks [+]

Pods [+]

Back-up battery [+]

Battery Life [+]

Smart GPS [+]

Collar schedule [+]

Data transmission range [+]

Date and time of mortality event [+]

Datum [+]

Differential correction [+]

Dilution of precision (DOP) [+]

Drop off mechanism [+]

Encapsulation [+]

Minimal [+]

Normal [+]

Stout [+]

Glosnass [+]

GPS [+]

GPS acquisition time [+]

GPS signal strength [+]

Water [+]

Smart GPS [+]

Antennas [+]

Latitude [+]

Longitude [+]

Magnetic on/off switch [+]

Maximum number of locations [+]

Missed positioning opportunities [+]

Mobile phone data download [+]

Non-volatile memory [+]

Options [+]

Smart GPS [+]

Activity Sensing [+]

Remote data transfers [+]

UHF [+]

Satellite [+]

Output [+]

Radio download [+]

Remote data download [+]

Scheduling GPS positioning times [+]

Repeat Mode [+]

Template Mode [+]

Always On [+]

Immediate [+]

Day [+]

Night [+]

Template [+]

Store-On-Board [+]

Temperature Range of Operation [+]

Time to acquire a GPS position [+]

Hot start [+]

Warm start [+]

Cold start [+]

Conclusion [+]

UTM [+]

Weight [+]

Batteries [+]

GPS Battery [+]

VHF Battery [+]

WGS-84 [+]

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