After geobotanical research on the flora of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has been made visible through an online portal for many years, we are now pleased to be able to present an associated app.
With the Flora-MV app, it is possible to record floristic observations directly in the field and transmit them to the Flora-MV database. Here, the location data and the corresponding GPS blur are determined automatically and saved with the observation. This eliminates the need to search for the exact location on your home PC or use a GPS device (you can still enter coordinates manually). Images can also be taken directly in the field to simplify later validation.
For the transfer, the data is saved locally in your device in the field and can then be transferred to the database if there is an internet connection. As long as the data has not been transferred, it can also be edited later on the mobile phone.
There are two modes available for recording in the field, which are already known from our portals. Firstly, the entry of individual finds, with the help of which we can record observations of individual plants directly at the site. On the other hand, there is also the option of creating mapping lists for an area defined in the app. Here you can quickly enter many species for a specific area.
Another innovation of the app is the display of finds in my area. This function is currently in the beta phase and will be expanded with future versions.
Advantages over the online portal:
- Automatic location detection
- Almost the same range of functions for the optional information (no herbarium)
- Can be used offline
- Take photos directly in the field
- Display of finds near me
The app contains:
- Single find entry
- Mapping list
- Finds near me
- Show my finds
If you are already using Flora-MV's online offer, you can register and get started straight away.
For all others, a one-time registration in the portal is necessary. This can be done both via the app and on our portal (http://www.flora-mv.de). A video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72NGd3bvrj0&t=6s) is also available for further help with registration.
If you have any questions, you can also contact us using the Flora-MV contact form (https://www2.flora-mv.de/kontakt/).
To make operation even easier, there will be tutorials on YouTube for using all WerBeo apps in the future.
I hope you enjoy using it
Your WerBeo team
The portal is funded by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation with funds from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety as part of the Federal Biodiversity Program.