Image courtesy of Apple iTunes and Leafsnap
Compatibility: Apple iOS, with a Google Android version under development
Scientific American says: “Great for people like me who love nature but feel bad because they don’t know anything about it.”
Description: Leafsnap is a free electronic field guide developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Marylandand the Smithsonian Institution. This mobile app uses visual-recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. Simply place a single leaf on a fully white background and press “Snap It!”.
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