From marine ecosystem accounting to integrated governance
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From marine ecosystem accounting to integrated governance for sustainable planning of marine and coastal areas

Article: Exploring human–nature interactions in national parks with social media photographs and computer vision

Article: Exploring human–nature interactions in national parks with social media photographs and computer vision

01.03.2021.

Understanding the activities and preferences of visitors is crucial for managing protected areas and planning conservation strategies. Conservation culturomics promotes the use of user-generated online content in conservation science. Geotagged social media content is a unique source of in situ information on human presence and activities in nature. Photographs posted on social media platforms are a promising source of information, but analyzing large volumes of photographs manually remains laborious. We examined the application of state-of-the-art computer-vision methods to studying human-nature interactions. We used semantic clustering, scene classification, and object detection to automatically analyze photographs taken in Finnish national parks by domestic and international visitors.

Please read full article here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350284859_Exploring_human-nature_interactions_in_national_parks_with_social_media_photographs_and_computer_vision

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