Researchers at the Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) developed an application called “eFlora,” which identifies the tree species located in the country.
It is intended that this digital tool contributes to scientific research, forest conservation, community development and tourism in Costa Rica.
The eFlora application will generate a positive impact on tourism, as the guides will have a tool to show our visitors the floristic richness of Costa Rica,
declared Casia Soto, a researcher from the School of Forestry Engineering at TEC.
According to the engineer, “eFlora” will allow to map the forest and know the tree species that inhabit them and it will become a valuable platform for communities to know the species of the region.
At the moment, the application is being tested and experts expect that it is available to all users at App Store and Google Play in 2017.