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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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  • Nature Locator @ Dev8D

    1. 1. Nature Locator Crowd Sourcing Research Data Mike Jones ILRT, University of Bristol mike.a.jones@bristol.ac.uk @MrJ1971 #naturelocator #jiscgeo
    2. 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 - http://www.galaxyzoo.org/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvjantzen/4528795935
    3. 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 http://www.ourweboflife.org.uk/
    4. 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? http://www.ourweboflife.org.uk/surveyresults.html
    5. 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. 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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/puck90/293623111
    7. 7. Further Detailshttp://naturelocator.ilrt.bris.ac.uk http://ourweboflife.org

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