IUFRO 2017 – Hulbert – Citizen Science Initiatives for Forest Pest Challenges

September 18, 2017By Open ForestryConference

Summary Local forest pest invasions can become global problems when they jump continents. The world needs more than single country strategies to address invasive species. Citizen science is a tool that works locally but needs to expand and connect globally. joey.hulbert@fabi.up.ac.za Metadata The following metadata helps organize the information for quality ranking and machine learning. … Read More

IUFRO 2017 – Veloso de Freitas – Brazil’s National Forest Inventory Initiative and Progress

September 18, 2017By Open ForestryConference

Summary Brazil is undertaking a complete landuse mapping of the entire country. While some plots in the Amazon are logistically and physically difficult to inventory, the National Forest Inventory (NFI) effort is making great progress after 10 years of work. joberto.freital@florestal.gov.br Metadata The following metadata helps organize the information for quality ranking and machine learning. … Read More

IUFRO 2017 – Schepaschenko – Crowdsourcing Forestry Spatial Information

September 18, 2017By Open ForestryConference

Summary Geo-Wiki.org is a set of tools to visualize, gather, and analyze forest landscape information. Allows users to compare maps, layers, and coverage on a range of forest topics such as biomass, plantations, and natural forests. Apps for phones include PhotoQuestGO. Metadata The following metadata helps organize the information for quality ranking and machine learning. … Read More