Azavea releases source code for PhillyTreeMap.org, collaborative forest inventory tool - Technical.ly Philly

Aug. 2, 2011 10:00 am

Azavea releases source code for PhillyTreeMap.org, collaborative forest inventory tool

Every municipality is a little bit closer now to having a broader inventory of trees in its boundaries. Less than two months after going open source with city data catalog OpenDataPhilly.org, Callowhill-based GIS shop Azavea has now released the source code for PhillyTreeMap.org, the collaborative urban forest inventory tool first unveiled during Philly Tech Week […]

Every municipality is a little bit closer now to having a broader inventory of trees in its boundaries.

Less than two months after going open source with city data catalog OpenDataPhilly.org, Callowhill-based GIS shop Azavea has now released the source code for PhillyTreeMap.org, the collaborative urban forest inventory tool first unveiled during Philly Tech Week in April.

The project is asking people like you to, using the site, help categorize what types of trees, where and in what shape they all are, to get a more accurate sense of what is here, should be here and could be here in the future. Partnering agencies also hope to raise awareness for a campaign to increase the city’s overall tree canopy average.

Dubbed OpenTreeMap, Azavea has shared the framework of its project with the City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. That allows other cities and towns to save time and money on development and head straight to awareness: trying to get volunteers to help identify and label trees.

Find the code on Github here.

The official press release is here [PDF].

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