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Nature Locator @ Dev8D


Slides from my lightening talk on Nature Locator at Dev8D, February, 2011

Slides from my lightening talk on Nature Locator at Dev8D, February, 2011

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  • Moth arrived in the UK in 2002Not proven that it harms the tree, but it is thought they are more susceptible to bleeding canker\n\n
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  • 1. Nature Locator Crowd Sourcing Research Data Mike Jones ILRT, University of Bristol @MrJ1971 #naturelocator #jiscgeo
  • 2. Background10 month project(ends 31 October, 2011)Part of the geospatial strandHelping researchers from theUniversities of Bristol and Hullwith an existing research projectCrowd sourcing - the collectionand validation of dataGalaxy Zoo -
  • 3. Conker Tree Science ProjectFollowing the spread of the Leaf MinerMoth.Huge infestations that causes major leafdamage.In 2010, members of the public wereasked to: • Observe evidence of infestation and complete an online form which could capture geo-data • Place a leaf in a plastic wallet and identify insects that emerged after two weeks - moths and natural pest controllers
  • 4. The 2010 Results2700 people submitted resultsSurvey data included improbable resultsPhotographic evidence needed to helpverify the evidence of moth damageHow best to obtain, manage and verifythe data?
  • 5. Tools for 2011Mobile phone apps - we need to accessthe camera. Titanium or PhoneGap?Apps need to provide photo referenceof damage; take photos; tag with timeand latitude and longitude; push theimages to a repositoryWeb-based solution for those who wantto submit photos from a traditionalcamera
  • 6. Verification ToolsLook at approaches to crowd sourceverification of photos. Game based?‘Hot or not’!Visualisation tools - website to helpillustrate the spread of the moth. Canbe linked into the verification process.
  • 7. Further Details