Chances are good you’ve used GPS (Global Positioning System) to find directions around town. IF GPS can help you find the shortest route to a restaurant or home, imagine what GPS could tell you about tracking the movements of a cat.

That’s the premise of the┬áDomestic Cat Tracking Project. The goal was to attach GPS motion sensing devices sixteen cats in and track their movement for up to 11 days. By doing this, researchers could get scientific evidence on how far domestic cats often travel from their home. After seeing how far their cats roam, owners may take more measures to keep them closer to home.

To read more about the GPS tracking project with cats, click here.

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