This is a design and engineering project, to develop a 3D printed ‘light box’ for taking pictures of flat objects, such as leaves, in the field. The image would be taken by a mobile phone. The light box would position and illuminate the leaf in ways that create a clean, evenly but obliquely lit image… Read More Hardware: Field imaging boxes
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!
A smartphone app and backend hosting solution which makes it easy to record audio walking tours for others to listen to. In ‘guide’ mode the app tracks your path using GPS, and along the way you stop and describe what you are seeing. Images and short video clips can also be captured, although audio is… Read More App: “Tour Guide”