Binghamton University researchers have developed Lake Sunapee Protective Association (LSPA) Recorder, an Android application that enables users to record observations on environmental data around Lake Sunapee in Sunapee, N.H. The application has been tested on 10 Android smartphones, obtained through a National Science Foundation grant, and is expected to see heavy use this spring and summer, according to Binghamton professor Kenneth Chiu.
The app allows a "citizen scientist to enter interesting events related to weather, climate, and wildlife," Chiu says. He says LSPA will allow for more efficient data collection, saving months of tabulating results by hand.
"I enjoyed working on the LSPA Recorder project because even though the project is not necessarily breaking boundaries from a computer science perspective, it is still perceived as cool and somewhat cutting edge since the project was developed for Android smartphones," says Binghamton researcher Brett Taylor.
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