There’s an app for that: name that tree

May 10, 2011 § 2 Comments

An app designed by facial recognition experts, called LeafSnap, will help you figure out what species of tree you’re looking at.  (If you don’t stray too far from the Northeast of the USA).  It’s free.  More info at Wired Science.

§ 2 Responses to There’s an app for that: name that tree

  • Rupinder says:

    Awesome!! Thanks for posting this. My campus has many beautiful trees, and my friend, who is a Horticulture grad student, knows pretty much everyone. Now, hopefully I can stroll without his guidance, and learn more about the trees on campus. I’ll try this today.

  • Leon Peshkin says:

    What would it take to create such app which _automatically_ recognizes species from a good shot or scan of a tree leaf ? I think I know how to do it in case someone is interested to help …

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