April 21 @ 12:00 pm
Street tree inventories are fundamentally important for municipal urban forest management, but collecting and maintaining inventory data is expensive and time-consuming. So we asked the question, “Can we generate high-quality data about street trees remotely using online street-level photos?” This presentation discusses the level of detail and data quality associated with virtual surveys conducted using Google Street View. Attendees will learn about some pros and cons of these virtual surveys, and consider whether this simple online technique might be useful for generating street tree data in their own communities.
Bio: Dr. Adam Berland is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Ball State University. He studies patterns and drivers of change in the geographic distribution of urban trees using field data and geospatial technologies. Recently he has been studying innovative ways of generating street tree data using free tools and simple techniques.
1 CEU with live broadcast.