Geospatial solutions

Can we automate the classification of camera trap data using machine learning?

Tanuja Shrestha, Mir Abdul Matin, Vishwas S. Chitale, Samuel Thomas The short answer to the titular question is yes. Previous studies have used machine-learning models to classify images from camera traps and speed up the process of extracting information, which is useful in ecological analyses, including tackling issues like human-wildlife conflict (Singh, Carpio, & Jukan, […]

25 Mar 2019 Geospatial solutions
Hand in hand for global biodiversity data sharing

The 2018 Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Asia Regional Nodes Meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 17 to 18 September 2018 to facilitate effective planning and implementation of biodiversity data publishing and use in Asia. Speaking at a high-level session at the meeting, Honourable Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Government […]

21 Jun 2018 Geospatial solutions
First comprehensive report on glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush Himalaya released

Experts refer to the different types of glacial lakes based on dam type and the process by which the lake was formed. Glacial lakes within two kilometres of glaciers are directly fed by glacier melt. In this report – which focuses on different types of moraine-dammed glacial lakes – mapping shows that most glacial lakes […]