On Thursday, March 8, we hosted “Exploring Collaborative Tree Inventory with OpenTreeMap,” a webinar that provided an introduction to the many features of OpenTreeMap – an open source system for collaboratively mapping the urban forest.
OpenTreeMap enables organizations to work together with the public to map and inventory the urban forest. The software is currently being used in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Sacramento to display, map, and update tree inventories – effectively and cost-efficiently. With OpenTreeMap, tree information, including photos, can be added and updated using a simple web-based system. Users can view the ecosystem benefits of the trees in their area and search for trees by species, location, or other filters.
As part of this webinar, we discussed how OpenTreeMap can:
- Enable collaborative urban tree inventory projects
- Calculate and display the ecosystem benefits of the urban forest
- Engage the community in the care and maintenance of neighborhood trees
For a recording of the webinar, please see the below video. You can also view the recording on YouTube or access the slides on Slideshare. If you have any questions about OpenTreeMap, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.