One of the principal reasons for creating the website was to enable us to do some more crowd sourcing work. This time, we’re going to be asking the public to help us check and validate the data collected by the app.
One of the the team (Jasper Tredgold) has coded up a widget that will enable people to go through all the images in the data set and do several things:
Firstly, check that the image is indeed a horse-chestnut
Secondly, check that the damage to the leaves has been caused by the leaf miner
Thirdly, rate the damage to the leaf/leaves
The page looks great and it’s really easy to log-in and start contributing. The widget remembers your session and you can log in and out as many times as you like and never lose your place. There’s also a top contributors panel to help spur people on to evaluate as many images as possible.