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London | NHM – Leafsnap UK: the Tree Identification App

For anyone who doesn’t know their oak from their elm, the Natural History Museum has launched Leafsnap UK, a new tree identification app.
Leafsnap UK uses technology similar to facial recognition software, by matching a simple photograph of a leaf against a database of 156 potential UK tree species, in seconds. Nature enthusiasts and budding botanists will be able to satisfy their curiosity and contribute to science with the tap of a button. The app’s launch marks the International Day for Biological Diversity.

The Museum collaborated with Columbia University, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution in the US to develop Leafsnap UK. As well as instant species identification, the app has more than 2,000 high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruit and bark. Users can zoom in to see incredible detail, such as the fine hairs on a common beech leaf (Fagus sylvatica). There are also fact files, including whether the tree is native or introduced, where it grows, when it blooms and additional clues to help with identification.

Leafsnap UK is currently available for iPhone and iPad from the App Store.
The app is free. For more information go to:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/british-natural-history/leafsnap-uk/index.html

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Winner of Best of the Best in the Museums + Heritage Awards 2013, the Natural History Museum welcomes five million visitors a year. It is also a world-leading science research centre. Through its collections and scientific expertise it is helping to understand and maintain the diversity of the planet, with groundbreaking partnerships in more than 70 countries.

Images and text courtesy of the Natural History Museum

For more information go to http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

 

 


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