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Field Photo Library

Main Project Information
Presented By University of Oklahoma
Goal Helps scientists document changes in the landscape
Task Share, visualize and archive field photos from around the world
Where Global, anywhere on the planet ,
Description

A photo taken in the field helps scientists and citizens to document changes in landscape, wildlife habitats, impacts of drought and flood and fire, and so on. This Geo-referenced Field Photo Library is a citizen science and community remote sensing data portal, where people can share, visualize and archive field photos in the world. Users can upload, edit, query and download geo-referenced field photos in the library. All photos are also linked with satellite image series images (MODIS), so that people can see the changes over time.

How to Join

The website http://www.eomf.ou.edu/photos/ provides simple instruction on how to join the project and how to visualize photos from other people.

You can use smartphones with enabled GPS location service to take photos. "Field Photo" iPhone app is also freely available in the Apple Store, and you can download it and sign-up an account at your phone. You can also use regular GPS cameras or a Camera with GPS receivers to take field photos.
You can sign-up at the website of Earth Observation and Modeling Facility at the University of Oklahoma, and edit your photos and add additional information related to those photos.

Website http://www.eomf.ou.edu/photos/
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Required Gear

One of the following gears are needed:

smartphone with enabled GPS location service
camera embedded with a GPS receiver
Camera and a separate GPS receiver

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school
Class Materials yes
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags field photo, images, modis
Project Updated 08/07/2016