Forest Mapper is an iOS smartphone app that attempts to identify trees from images of the trunk, and stores the identification alongside the location to enable the efficient mapping of forests. The identification comes from a convolutional neural network trained on crowd-sourced images of tree trunks. Some phones — those with appropriate depth sensing —… Read More App: “Forest Mapper”
These are ideas for apps and other computer applications. Mostly they are based around ecology and conservation biology. If any budding app developers find one appealing, get in touch!
Location: California Central Valley, USA. Recent — 2014 This image comes from an anonymous blog written by someone who works in interpretation at Yosemite National Park. It shows a portion of Twenty Hill Hollow. (For other images, visit the blog.) The writer visited this area in late February 2014, mainly to watch birds, and describes… Read More Twenty Hill Hollow
What Nature Should Be Like What Nature Could Be Like The Baselines Project is an attempt to assemble evocative side-by-side depictions of ‘baseline’ and ‘degraded natural’ ecosystems. Acknowledging that ecosystems are never static entities, ‘baseline’ means ‘before significant human impact.’ A ‘degraded natural’ ecosystem is one which is no longer baseline, but which is isn’t… Read More Introducing the Baselines Project