Archive for March, 2011

Well, I’ve been doing a lot of talking about the project but some of you probably just want to find out a bit more about the moth itself and see what all the fuss is about. So what do they look like? You’re much more likely to see the damage caused by the caterpillars of […]

You can meet the team and find out all about them here: http://naturelocator.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/about/

Having given a good degree of thought to the critical elements of this project, and having discussed it at length during the first steering committee meeting, the major element of risk involves the timing of the production of the application.  The app needs to be available, tested and fully operational by the time that the […]

All software and tools that will be developed as part of the project will me made available on an open source basis to the UK HE and FE community, with a licence permitting their free non-commercial and development. In the past we have used a BSD style licence, but we are open to adopting another […]

Thinking about how a project like this benefits the host institution and society more widely is an interesting exercise, not least because it gets you thinking about the project in a holistic fashion.  Like many people, I tend to find myself drawn into the detail but it’s always good to take a step or two […]

The overall aim of the NatureLocator project is to develop a smart phone application for use in monitoring the spread of the Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner moth.  The app will enable users to take photos of trees and their leaves where attack by the moth is suspected.  These photos will automatically be tagged with geospatial […]