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A National Mammal Atlas is available from The Mammal Society. Users can add records or view information. Mammal Tracker Apps are available for mobile recording and reporting from the iPhone store or for Android devices.
An free iPhone App Leafsnap UK has been developed by the Natural History Museum in collaboration with US teams. The app uses ‘leaf recognition technology’ to identify trees from users iPhone leaf photos and then adds the images and their … Continue reading
Traditional Orchard Habitat Maps from the People’s Trust for Endangered Species Traditional Orchard Survey can be viewed on the Trust’s website There are separate maps for Traditional orchards and Marginal sites together with a combined map. Red dots indicate sites … Continue reading
A variety of map images have been identified in the recent release of a million images by the British Library. More information is about the British Library release of images is available from http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/2013/12/a-million-first-steps.html A large number of the maps … Continue reading
Humphrey Repton, landscape designer, 1752-1818 became famous for producing high quality watercolour images of before and after his landscaping proposals. These images show Wentworth, South Yorkshire as it was and how it could look if his plans were implemented. The … Continue reading
Repton’s view of how it could look, with landscaping and a lake. Picture source: Wikimedia Commons http://www.sil.si.edu/Exhibitions/Voyages/3-1-Repton.jpg
Bluesky aerial mapping company have recently completed a National Tree Map based on aerial photography. It shows that approximately 13.5% of England and Wales is covered by trees. That amounts to some 280 million trees. The previous estimates were 10% … Continue reading