The following, institutionally accredited, short courses are offered by the college;
EarthRanger is an easy-to-use, online software tool built to meet the unique needs of protected area managers and any organizations who want to visualize data over a large area. The application integrates and displays historical data from smart or connected devices and real-time data available from a protected area; wildlife, the rangers protecting them, and other threats. EarthRanger empowers protected area managers and rangers to take immediate, proactive action to prevent and mitigate threat incidents.
The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) is developed to address anti-poaching, law enforcement and conservation area management. SMART is a software that enables the streamlining of collecting, analysing and reporting of information. It also gives the manager the needed information to strategically deploy patrols using information such as snares found and rhino movement.
Quantum GIS is an open source software that functions as geographic information system (GIS) software, allowing users to analyze and edit spatial information, in addition to composing and exporting graphical maps.
All of the courses can be offered on site, or at the SAWC, depending on the number of people and resources (computers, computer literacy, internet coverage etc.) available. Some elements of the courses can be offered online, depending on the computer literacy of the attendees.
We would be happy to demonstrate any of the described technologies and are, of course, open to any questions, comments, or discussions around what we have described above or any ideas you may have.