By Columbia University, University of Maryland, and Smithsonian Institution
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Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruits, petioles, seeds, and bark to aid identification. These high-resolution images were created by the conservation organization Finding Species.
Leafsnap currently includes trees found in the Northeastern United States and Canada. The inclusion of Canadian trees is through collaboration with the Canadian Wildlife Federation, with support from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
What's New in Version 1.07
- Expanded species coverage to Eastern Canada, with 36 new species
- Fixed minor bugs
Not Reliable Ident Tool
A beautiful app, and the concept is great but as an Arboriculturist and dendrologist I can say with authority that some of the botanical names have been incorrectly given to certain sets of images. The images for Quercus robur is for example, completely incorrect!
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- Category: Education
- Updated: 05 June 2015
- Version: 1.07
- Size: 87.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Peter Belhumeur
- © 2015 Columbia University, University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.