Thursday, October 06, 2011

Google Maps of Sacramento & Frisco's Trees


I've been spending a bit of time today checking out the website of Azavea, the developers behind some really great Google Maps applications, such as Walkshed and CommonSpace.

Azavea has also open sourced a cool platform called OpenTreeMap. OpenTreeMap provides an easy-to-use public inventorying platform that enables individuals, organizations, and governments to collaboratively contribute to a Google Map (or other mapping platform) of a community’s tree population.

You can see the platform in operation in Urban Forest Map, a Google Map of San Francisco's trees. The platform is also being used by Greenprint Maps to map the trees of Sacramento.

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