Monday, August 11, 2014

Mapping Melbourne's Trees

The City of Melbourne has mapped the health of 70,000 of the city's trees using the CartoDB platform. The map uses data from a recent audit of the lifetime expectancy of each tree in the city to visualize where trees are most at risk in Melbourne.

The Urban Forest Visual uses different colored markers to indicate the life expectancy of every tree. The shapes of the markers show the species of tree mapped. It is possible to filter the map to show all trees with less than 10 years life expectancy. It is also possible to filter the map to show trees which have been planted in the last ten years and to show park or street trees.

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