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Initial release1997 (1997)
Stable release

CyberTracker is software from a South African non-profit company, CyberTracker Conservation, that develops handheld data capture solutions.[1]

The software was first developed as a way to allow illiterate animal trackers to communicate their environmental observations. A prototype was used in 2002 to record details of animals killed in an outbreak of ebola.[2] It has since evolved to become a general purpose data capture and visualization system.[3] However, it retains the ability to be used by illiterate and low-literate users.

CyberTracker's primary user base is wildlife biologists, conservationists and disaster relief workers.


  1. ^ Carike. "CyberTracker GPS Field Data Collection System - Home". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. ^ "Conservation: Hunter-programmers". The Economist. 10 June 2004. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ "National Indigenous Ranger CyberTracker Project". Australian Government – Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2013.

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