The first scientific evaluation of the mobile applications Arboreal Forest, Katam, and Trestima has now been published in a scientific journal.
The study focused on the number of stems and the tree’s diameter in forests with different characteristics. Two tree species, Mediterranean pine and eucalyptus, were used for the assessment. The apps showed good precision, particularly in forests with flat terrain, older, regular forests with low underbrush. They were less effective in younger, irregular forests with sloping terrain and dense undergrowth.
Among the evaluated apps, Arboreal Forest achieved the best result with a score of 15.5, followed by Katam with 12 points, and Trestima with 6 points. Notably outstanding was Arboreal Forest´s capability to measure both diameter and number of stems with high precision in areas with dense vegetation. The app was also the only one that could measure the height of the trees.
You can read the full article on the Forests website