tablewolf's picture

Why no quadrat category or tag?

Hi everybody. How come ispot has no quadrat image section? I know we all generally take a picture of an idividual organism, fungi, plant, invertibrate, whatever. But how come we can't take a quadrat picture?

I searched the forum and found this thread:

And so somebody has suggested quadrat picture-taking with smartphones, so why no quadrat option? Or is there actually one but I just cannot see it because I'm being a bit dim?

The reason i just asked this is because I was considering making a quadrat mounted usb microscope which ran of a net book and a usb interface board (, connected to motors to move the microscope in across a 2D array (i.e a grid on a quadrat), taking a picture of each cell (or quadrat section, whatever they're called). Then there would be one huge composite hi res image, or at least a series of many photos.

So, no quadrat tag? :(



Jonathan's picture

I am really not sure that I

I am really not sure that I know what you mean by a quadrat photo, but if you want to tag observations with this, you can just do so. Any tag can be added to any of your own observations.

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)