Identifying Trees With your iPhone
If you are a nature lovers or a green activist, then you should have this free LeafSnap iPhone app. This app is basically a tool that you can use to identify a tree. Beside for iPhone, the app could also work on iPod touch. You only have to take the leaf into a white background, then this app will use the photo recognition technology to identify it.
After the it recognize the leaf, LeafSnap iPhone app will provide you with multiple information of what trees it might come from. It even provide you with other photos of the leaves, bark, and flowers look like, as well as a huge amount of information about plants and trees.
The program is created by a researchers from Columbia University, University of Maryland, and Smithsonian Institute. It means that your data will be valid enough. Beside the identifying ability, the app can also gives you a map to track the location of your plants and the ability to keep your collection of what you have seen. You can also download a lot of high resolution pictures of nature. If you want to know much about a plant, then you have to download it from iTunes here.