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Would anyone like to do my habitat classification study?

Posted by LauraKins none (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 14, 13 at 13:41

I'm looking for participants for a habitat classification study which forms part of my research into how Volunteered Geographic Information (and citizen science data) can best be used to complement authoritative ecological data sets. I'm particularly looking for participants with some understanding of land cover /ecology - though no background in either is necessary to participate.

There are 150 classifications available but you can choose how many you would like to do. The more classifications you complete the more entries you will receive in a prize draw to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers. just write your email address as indicated at the end. Partial responses will be stored for 1 week.

Here is the link to the survey:

I would be very grateful for any input that you can give.

Best wishes,


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RE: Would anyone like to do my habitat classification study?

Anyone try to wade through that huge set of smallish blurry images?

RE: Would anyone like to do my habitat classification study?

  • Posted by mytime 3/4 Alaska (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 15, 13 at 12:30

Out of a curiosity and a desire to be helpful, I tried. Maybe made it through 5 and quit. One reason I quit was that between not being able to identify the types of plants in the photos (because images were too small) and then not being familiar with the classifications and terminology being used, I figured if too many people like me answered, it would really skew the results and not be helpful to the focus of the study.

RE: Would anyone like to do my habitat classification study?

I slogged through to the end so I could mention those images are lacking.
I think they were looking for input from non-experts, among others (I hope!).

This post was edited by saltcedar on Sun, Dec 15, 13 at 12:44

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