Study Maps Huckleberries Across Western States

By | July 13, 2017
Huckleberry bushes | NFNews archives

Huckleberry bushes | NFNews archives

The Daily Inter Lake reports that a National Science Foundation graduate student is training computers to recognize what huckleberries look like, with the hopes of mapping the native berry on a landscape level across the West. Carolyn Shores spent a week drawing nearly 200 polygons around red huckleberry patches and other landscape features in the images, captured via remote sensing from airplanes. The mapping tool she’s developing needed a foundational knowledge of what huckleberries look like aerially and what they don’t look like — the other features were rock or ice, which aren’t the characteristic red color of huckleberries in fall. Read the full story here.

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