Weed Images Needed!!
Dr. Richard Old
rold at pullman.com
Mon Jul 8 21:18:46 EST 2002
I am seeking photos to be used in the XID Weed Identification software
Currently I have an illustrated interactive database of slightly over
1,000 species for the United States. I am looking to upgrade some of
the photos in this database and eventually hope to expand the database
to include all known weeds for the U.S. So virtually ANY weed photos
that you have available may be useful for this project.
See list of all United States Weeds (per Kartesz 1999) posted at:
Our affiliate, Flora ID Northwest, currently has an illustrated
database for all native and naturalized plant species in Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and British Columbia.
They are interested in upgrading many of their images as well as
expanding the database to cover the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
See list of images needed for the new states posted at:
WHAT TO SEND:
Web site addresses that have downloadable public domain images.
Digital images, via email (rold at pullman.com).
If you have access to "live" material, one great technique for small
specimens is to scan the plant in a flatbed, color scanner, which can
create a wonderfully detailed digital image.
Slides, which I can scan and return (please send a self-addressed
envelope to facilitate return of slide(s).
Photographs, which I can scan and return (please send a self-addressed
envelope to facilitate return of photo(s).
NOTE: copyrighted material (with written permission) will be
considered, but public domain images are preferred due to the fact
that this allows for more flexibility by users of the program.
WHAT YOU GET IF YOU SUBMIT AN IMAGE WHICH IS ULTIMATELY USED IN THE
Photographic credit for the photographer and/or organization from
which the image(s) were obtained.
One free copy of the 1,000 species interactive database by January 1,
2003 (allowing me to time to upgrade the program to include any photos
I receive). The database sells for $49.95 plus shipping so this may
cost me quite a sum!!
Please feel free to forward this note to any list servers or other
individuals that you know who have access to plant images.
Questions? Be sure and contact me.
Richard R. Old, Ph.D.
XID Services Inc.
PO Box 272
Pullman, WA 99163
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