Tree Mapping Inventory to Enhance Urban Forestry Management

Photo: Chris Morgan, World Bank

Working with University Students

Photo: Chris Morgan, World Bank

Project Result and Way Forward

The project has helped to create a scalable model that allows us to understand the canopy of the city, enhance urban forestry management and provide the government with quantifiable data to issue cutting permits. We have developed a method using only mobile phones and tape measures that generates data with 0% to 20% error difference from that obtained with clinometers (albeit without calibration using laser rangefinders).

  • A more targeted management of tree cutting permits
  • Identification of tree desert areas
  • Mitigation of heat islands
  • More effective planting and tending of urban trees
  • A greener, more aesthetically pleasing city.

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OpenMap Development Tanzania

OpenMap Development Tanzania

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Using Open Data, Open Source, and maps to solve different socio-economic challenges.