Over time, Ecosynth has established several web resources related to its mission of developing tools to measure vegetation in three-dimensions. With today's advent of the EcosynthData data-sharing site, now may be a good time to inventory Ecosynth's currently available web resources that people may want to explore.
The following websites host Ecosynth's web resources:
ecosynth.org: Community Site
The www.ecosynth.org website hosts a social networking platform that people can use to read and write blog posts, discuss topics on forums, share photos and videos, and learn about and from others interested in computer vision applications for ecology.
wiki.ecosynth.org: Information for How to Get Started
The wiki.ecosynth.org website hosts a MediaWiki application that contains information for how to get started with the same tools Ecosynth uses to conduct its own research. Information includes the types of hardware (UAVs, cameras) that Ecosynth uses, available computer vision software, as well as topics and techniques related to Forestry. The wiki has also become the designated site for code documentation. The EcosynthAerial python library documentation can be viewed on the wiki here.
code.ecosynth.org: Source Code for Ecosynth's Software Tools
The code.ecosynth.org website hosts the code repositories for our software tools. The current projects in the repository are:
- Ecosynther: a Computer Vision SfM program that generates point clouds from a set of images
- EcosynthBrowser: a web-application that allows people to explore point clouds through a web-browser
- EcosynthAerial: a Python library used to aid users at all stages of the Ecosynth pipeline with utilites and post-processing tools to transform, filter and characterize point clouds
- EcosynthData: a data-sharing site for related files and metadata. This project has since merged into EcosynthAerial under the "share" module
data.ecosynth.org: Dataset Repository
The data.ecosynth.org website hosts datasets uploaded by users that can be accessed publicly. Right now, the best way to upload these "SynthSets" is through the EcosynthAerial GUI. Anyone interested upload datasets to data.ecosynth.org will need to contact Ecosynth, but anyone can host their own EcosynthData websites as long as they have their own server setup to allow SFTP access and host static webpages.
3dvis.ecosynth.org: Web-Viewable Point Cloud Application
The 3dvis.ecosynth.org website hosts a web application for viewing point clouds that have been uploaded to Ecosynth's database. To query for a particular cloud, use the url (e.g. 3dvis.ecosynth.org/?table=kn_leaf_on or 3dvis.ecosynth.org/?table=3 ). People can currently view the point clouds from a range of perspectives and use a grid tool to perform some basic spatial measurements.