tree mapping

A view of the lower forest canopy and floor in a redwood forest.

GEDI: A Tool for Forest Carbon Maps

Mark Altaweel

The GEDI satellite system is being used to map forest carbon content and assess forest biodiversity and health.

Screenshot from the Forest Observatory site.

The Important of Mapping Trees for Wildfire Management

Mark Altaweel

The California Forest Observatory, created by Salo Sciences, has applied a new artificial intelligence tool that maps every tree in California.

Access Open GIS Data for Almost 11 Million Trees with OpenTrees

Caitlin Dempsey

Developed by Steve Bennett, OpenTrees.org lets you visualize and download GIS data for almost 11 million city and park trees around the world.

A LIDAR tree profile.

Help Identify Tree Stems from Drone Data

Caitlin Dempsey

The Tree Mapping project uses crowd sourcing to accurate identify tree stems from laser scanning point cloud data acquired via UAV.

Map of the United States showing tree cover change in urban/community areas by state. Map: Nowak & Greenfield, 2018.

The U.S. is Losing 36 Million Trees Per Year

Caitlin Dempsey

A study from the US Forest Service has found that, nationally, tree cover is declining at a rate of 175,000 acres per year which is the equivalent of about 36 million trees lost each year.

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