[Taxacom] two new tools with potential in taxonomy and beyond

Donat Agosti agosti at amnh.org
Thu Sep 4 16:08:31 CDT 2008

I assume that these two new tools will have a tremendous effect the way we


The New Nikon P6000, the first small compact 13.5Megapixel camera with GPS
built in and thus allowing to GPS every image.


Googles new Picasa v3, that allows geo-referencing images via Google Earth,
and a new tool allowing to find persons in images. I guess, why not have a
new image of, lets say an ant species, and then search in the existing image
database automatically for the same species using a clever algorithm to
match them up. I am trying it out, but here is a report in the NYT



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