Thank you for your interest in the BGANZ PlantSnap Initiative.
We are excited to be working with you on this global citizen scientist project and co-creating possibly the world’s largest geo-located plant photos open-source database.
PlantSnap – Plant Identifier App is a technologically advanced, comprehensive and easy-to-use plant identification app. The technology “learns” to recognize many types of plants from photographs that are submitted by users into the apps database.
PlantSnap can provide very accurate results and is also constantly learning and improving. The more photographs we can take to teach the app the better the App becomes in recognising different plant species.
The ANBG has been working with BGANZ and PlantSnap to improve the accuracy of the PlantSnap App’s identification of Australian plant species.
To contribute to this citizen-science project and global initiative, we need you to do what you love, take photos of plants!
The machine learning process needs at least 20 photos of each plant to teach the PlantSnap App to correctly identify a plant. The photos need to be clear, in focus and contain key features of the plant to be useful for teaching identification.
With each new photo and feedback from users, the PlantSnap App continues to hone its identification skills.
The ANBG has provided access to the ANBG plant photograph collection but we still need more photos to further increase the accuracy.
The contribution you make by providing photographs to the BGANZ PlantSnap initiative is invaluable. The plant photographs you provide will make a significant impact on the PlantSnap Apps capacity to correctly identify Australian Native plants.
You can take new photos for this project or use photos taken previously.
Make sure that your photos are —
Positively identified to species:
Only of ONE plant:
Clearly showing features of the plant:
Too many plants in the photo
Plant too far away
Copyright and ownership of photos you submit to the training of the app remains with you.
Your photographs will only be used for the purpose of training the app machine learning algorithm, they will not be shared or viewed publicly.
If there is an opportunity to use your photographic work in the public domain, PlantSnap will seek your permission prior to publishing the photograph. In consultation with you, PlantSnap will acknowledge and attribute your creative work to you.