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Published March 09, 2012, 06:52 PM

Waubun students taking GPS to a new level

Waubun, MN (WDAY TV) - Two Waubun-Ogema-White Earth high school students are taking GPS to a whole new level. The 4-H project was made possible through the Fish & Wildlife Services.

Two Waubun-Ogema-White Earth high school students are taking GPS to a whole new level. The 4-H project was made possible through the Fish & Wildlife Services.

High Schoolers Kris Donner and Jacob Fatz are collecting data at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge using iPhones. The two boys plan to create an interactive map showing where all the directional and historical landmark signs and restrooms are located at the refuge.

When you click on different points on the map, you'll be able to see pictures of the signs taken with the latest technology. So far, they've created a preliminary map on this iPad. The map will help park officials determine which signs and restrooms need repairs.

Jacob Fatz – Waubun 10th Grader: "They said they have a good idea, but not like a dot on dot. This is how many signs we have this is how many restrooms we have so that they can say we have this many restrooms. We need this much money to upkeep these facilities."

Donner and Fatz began the project in September. There's no set deadline.

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