iSpot - the Biodiversity Observatory
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18 May 2009
Share your discoveries with the world
iSpot (the Biodiversity Observatory) is an online nature community
and resource. It aims to connect beginners with a supportive community
of experts and fellow enthusiasts.
Using iSpot you can share images of what you’ve seen, identify species, discuss your findings with other members and learn more about the wildlife you’ve seen.
We hope iSpot will encourage you to engage with nature and learn about local biodiversity.
iSpot's unique features
iSpot is a social networking site with a number of unique and exciting features. Your profile in the community grows as you share images, identify species correctly and contribute more to the community.
You'll be able to explore local wildlife with a range of identification tools. These tools will also be available to download on your mobile phone so the ability to identify an insect, bird or plant will be right at your fingertips.
It'll be launching soon - in June 2009.
iSpot is linked to the OU "Neighbourhood Nature" course - course students are given the task of uploading several wildlife observations to iSpot as part of their course work. See link below.
Another related project is developing new keys for identifying wildlife, using a Bayesian approach to allow a variety of parameters to be used to produce the most likely identifications. See link below.
23:15 on 12 October 2009