We have developed an electronic information system for collecting data on diseases and pests in the Danube Region. We named the information system DanubeForestHealth and includes a web and mobile application. Both applications are intended for the general public. To use the application, you must register with a valid email address. It is intended for field data collection with a smart device that includes a GPS sensor and a digital camera. This allows us to automatically capture the location (exact coordinates) and the photo, which greatly facilitates and speeds up the data entry. Thus, only the manual selection of the species from the drop-down list is left to the user. An application-specific guide also includes a description of species, including image material, to facilitate the identification of the organism. The mobile application DanubeForestHealth basically works offline. The exchange of data with the central server takes place at the request of the user when it is connected to the Internet and is performed by the synchronization process.
Part of mobile application DanubeForestHealth is a list of diseases and pests with their descriptions. A description of a particular species includes photographs of the most characteristic symptoms, the period of detection of the species, a description of habitat, status, impact, and a list of similar species, together with descriptions of distinctive signs.
Mobile application was developed under the REFOCuS project, financed by: Interreg Danube Transnational Program (in the period 2018-2021).