Omar Oakes
Sep 5, 2019

AKQA claims free code can prevent illegal Amazon forest-clearing

Embedded into the GPS systems in construction vehicles, the 'Code of conscience' tracks illegal entry into protected zones.

AKQA is launching an open-source software that could stop illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest amid a climate emergency. 

The software, Code of Conscience, restricts the use of heavy-duty vehicles in protected land areas that could combat the scourge of people clearing forests for farmland.

It uses open-source mapping data from the United Nations World Database on Protected Areas in conjunction with GPS tracking technology installed in construction vehicles. The protected...

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