Tracking Animals with GIS

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The City and County of Denver’s Animal Control Division created a GIS Vector Control Program for tracking rat and mosquito breeding sites, changes in prairie dog colonies, and locations of bats and raccoons picked up by animal control officers.

With GIS, animal breeding areas can be pin-pointed prior to field surveying using GIS base map data to locate favorable breeding locations, which are then field verified. If an animal is picked up by control officers, its source is located on GIS base maps by geo-coding its pick up address, and pertinent data about each animal and site is entered into the GIS database.

For more information, please read the full article here.

Melissa Lawrence, Social Marketing Administrator, VERTICES, LLC

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