Vogel het uit!

Vogel het uit! is an award winning project from the university of Amsterdam. The apps and website enable the researchers to crowd source answers to questions they have about the birds they track. This idea won the Dutch academic year prize in 2013.

Ten different species have been outfitted with GPS-backpacks to track their migratory and behavioural patterns. When a researcher has a question about a certain section of a trip, he or she can post this question to the users of the app. They go to this specific location and answer questions the researcher has posted in the app. For the last kilometer of the trip the user can use a special VR view we built. It overlays the bird’s flight-pattern in 3d over the camerascreen.

If you’re into birds, definitely get this app. It is so cool!