[Coral-List] New Open Source Software Release

Liz Fairey - NOAA Federal liz.fairey at noaa.gov
Fri May 17 17:12:49 UTC 2019

Hi All,  Sorry for any cross postings. A colleague asked me to post this on
the list-serve.  Liz

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) is excited to announce
the release of DotDotGoose - a free, open source software tool that assists
with the manual counting of objects in images.

DotDotGoose can used by anyone needing to count objects in an image-from
elephants in an aerial photo to coral polyps in a high-resolution picture
and cells in a microscope image.

The CBC developed DotDotGoose because many of the popular softwares that
conservation researchers and practitioners are using to count objects in
images are not ideally suited for conservation applications.

The tool introduces several key functions allowing users to identify
objects in the image, classify them into different categories or types, add
custom data fields, and export the results for use with statistical
software. Most importantly, results are saved in a format that can be fed
into machine assisted identification software. In this way, researchers
counting objects in images can do their work knowing that it can be saved
for use with advanced methods in the future.

For more information go to:

Liz Fairey
NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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