Search all MERLOT
Click here to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Click here to go to your Content Builder
Click here to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
cancel help

MERLOT II




        

Search > Material Results >

Leafsnap

        

Leafsnap

Logo for Leafsnap
Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruit, petiole, seeds, and bark. Leafsnap currently includes the trees of the Northeast and will soon grow to include the trees of... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: December 13, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 17, 2014
Author:
Send email to belhumeur@cs.columbia.edu
Submitter: David Wicks
Keywords: mobile apps, Tree Identification, learning, App, teaching, iOS

Quality

About

Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: iPad, iPhone
Technical Requirements: Access to an iPhone or iPad with a camera.
Language: English
Material Version: 1.05
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: no

Connections



QR Code for this Page

Browse in Categories

Discussion

Discussion for Leafsnap

Log in to participate in the discussions or Register if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for Sally Robertson
1 year ago

Sally Robertson (Librarian)

A good tool for leaf identification, but take the picture with a white background.

Technical Remarks:

Device must have a camera.

Time spent reviewing site: 45 min

Avatar for Rebecca Wall
1 year ago

Rebecca Wall (Faculty)

I don't teach biology, but I do keep this app on my iPhone and enjoy using it when I'm out walking. It's so comprehensive (i.e., has so many possibilities to offer) that it can be a little difficult to use, but it has helped me identify a number of trees about which I had been wondering.


Avatar for Barbra Bied Sperling
2 years ago

Barbra Bied Sperling (Staff)

I am a 5th teacher in Bangkok, Thailand & would like to use my class to enlarge your leaf/plant collection.  Is this possible?

The high school biology teacher may also wish to use this as well.  Please let me know if we may participate by adding to your leafsnap.

Time spent reviewing site: Merlot site - 20 minutes