Where’s Susi? Airborne Orangutan Tracking with Python and React.js

camp-from-above-smallTL;DR: You are faced with a few thousand hectares of rainforest that you know harbours one or more orangutans that you need to track down. Where, how, and why do you start looking?

Background

About a year ago I was doing a lot of drone related work and was presented with the following problem: Would it be possible to use a drone to fly above the Bornean jungle and search for tagged orangutans?

To understand the motivation behind the question we need some background.

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