Digitally Mapping San Francisco's Trees

Tree planting in San Francisco just got a lot more fun (and more high tech): Friends of the Urban Forest, a non-profit group that offers technical and financial assistance to neighborhoods and individuals who plant trees, has partnered with the City & County of San Francisco and Autodesk to develop the Urban Forest Map. The virtual project, which uses the MapGuide Open Source technology, can digitally identify the location of each planted tree and manages a city-wide tree database.

People are encouraged to get involved and can create communities of like-minded individuals by posting photos and anecdotes about their personal tree-planting and mapping experiences. You can find more about the project and download the necessary software to navigate the online database here.

Via ::KQED QUEST: Urban Forest 2.0 (news program)

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