NatureLocator - Dave Kilbey

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Presentation given at the Collaborative by Nature event (#gecoenv) in Cardiff on 11th November 2011.

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NatureLocator - Dave Kilbey

  1. 1. Nature Locatorhttp://leafwatch.naturelocator.org/ Dave Kilbey – Project Manager
  2. 2. The Problem
  3. 3. The Concept
  4. 4. How the app works• Users take a photo of a horse chestnut leaf• The photo is GPS tagged by the phone• A damage score is assigned by the user (0 = no damage 4= more than half of leaf is mined)• The ground cover beneath the tree is assessed• The record is submitted to us
  5. 5. Some Stats• 12,000 downloads between 1st July & 1st October (2011)• 5200 records uploaded, of which most were validBut opening these things up to the public…..• 2 bottoms• 1 image I’m still trying to forget• 1 nine-year old’s birthday party• Several naked… feet• Other miscellany defying easy description
  6. 6. Public Involvement• Opens up a world of potential• Puts at least one potential “recorder” in nearly every 10K square• Means that the questions you ask need to be unambiguous and carefully thought out• System open to potential abuse• Results will need some form of moderation
  7. 7. NBN Map of Distribution• National Biodiversity Network• Cameraria ohridella
  8. 8. Distribution of records receivedStandard Pin Map: Shows Heat Map: Shows density ofdistribution of records records receivedreceived
  9. 9. Validation Leaderboard• 300 participants and risingGo on Andrew, onlyanother 4040 recordsto go……
  10. 10. End of Season Results Map
  11. 11. The LowdownWhat it cost Benefits it brought• £65,000 JISC grant • “Accurate” crowd sourced• fEC £120,000 data • Public engagement• 9 months with a team consisting of: • c. 6 X the data generation of previous year using website – 2 programmers alone – 1 designer • Increases scope and reach – 1 project manager of projects – 1 usability expert • Publicity and enhanced – + 2 biologists in steering public awareness group
  12. 12. The Future• We are looking into refinements and improvements – Enhanced data handling (backend) – User feedback – More platforms• We are actively looking into developing it as a service• Invasive spp, biological survey and beyond
  13. 13. Questions??dave.kilbey@gmail.com

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