On Tuesday, June 12, we hosted “Exploring Community Engagement with OpenTreeMap,” a webinar that provided an introduction to the public engagement features in OpenTreeMap, the open source system for collaborative tree inventory. Kelaine Vargas from Urban Forest Map and Phil Silva from TreeKIT joined us to discuss their experiences with community urban forestry initiatives, particularly in terms of the accuracy of citizen generated data and encouraging long-term engagement in tree care.
A recording of the webinar is available below. I’ve also posted the recording on YouTube and some slides are available on Slideshare. If you have any questions about OpenTreeMap, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll continue our series of urban forestry webinars throughout 2012 with discussions of urban forestry modeling tools, the soon to be released mobile version of OpenTreeMap, and ideas for analyzing and visualizing your urban forestry data. I hope you can join us in the future!