While there are many organizations working to gather information about the world's biodiversity, there are still many data gaps! The goal of this initiative is to mobilize both the community and professionals to collect accessible and unbiased baseline data across this urbanizing landscape.
Collecting enough adequate data is necessary for all projects across our landscape, whether it is for scientific research or planning development.
Having specific information about habitat use by our native species is imperative to ensure any development planning takes into consideration the correct and most up-to-date information about the land.
Having this information will also make any scientific research more efficient and far less time consuming!
We believe the people who live in any areas targeted for development or other land use plans are the best eyes and ears to detect any and all plant and animal residents.
By simply using an app for your smartphone!
How is it used?
The new update for My Field App will allow Users to use photos from their phone library in a new data entry.
Be sure to check and adjust the location of observations in your Aerial diary, as it is necessary to get accurate locations for analysis later!
Our staff will check the data uploaded to Aerial and adjust or confirm species identifications as necessary.
You will see our edited changes and "confirmed" species identifications in your field diary in Aerial.
We are currently working on coordinating with global organizations such as GBIF to share these valuable observations with the public.