Bluesky’s National Tree Map Supports Walsall’s Green Vision

May 12, 2014 -- Bluesky’s National Tree Map data has been supplied to the UK's Walsall Council for use in their tree management software complete with an analysis of tree population by Council wards. Walsall plan to use the data, which includes measurements of tree canopy cover and tree height, to assist with their statutory obligations, to support proactive tree management and to update the Council’s Urban Forestry Strategy.

“Walsall’s Urban Forest, part of the wider Black Country Urban Forest, provides many environmental benefits to visitors and residents,” commented Jason Simpson, Arboricultural Surveyor at Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council. “Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits, trees within the urban forest improve air quality, save energy, protect water and improve economic sustainability. The Bluesky National Tree Map data will help us protect this valuable asset, supporting an integrated strategy which includes tree planting, planned maintenance, risk management and emergency response.”

The National Tree Map data was supplied to Walsall Council by Bluesky for use in their tree management software Ezytreev. Bluesky also undertook some analysis of the raw data supplying the Council with a breakdown of trees by Council wards. Jason Simpson continued, “Having desktop access to such detailed information saves time and money as we can answer questions from other service areas, elected members and the public and make informed decisions without leaving the office.”

Bluesky’s National Tree Map has been created from the most up to date, high resolution aerial photography, colour infrared data and detailed height models. It includes three individual map layers, detailing more than 280 million trees with a canopy cover in the region of 20,000 square kilometres – around 13.5 per cent of land cover! National Tree Map data is already in use in a number of Local Authorities, commercial organisations and academic institutions with interest also being shown from Central Government agencies and utility companies.

+44 (0)1530 518 518

Read the complete story ...

Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
GIS - Systems Analyst for City of Olathe at Olathe, Kansas
SENIOR GIS GAS SPECIALIST for James W. Sewall Company at , Any State in the USA
Geospatial Analyst/Programmer for LANDIQ at Sacramento, California
Specifications Consultant for Avitru at Nationwide, Any State in the USA
System Designer/Engineer for Bluewater at Southfield, Michigan
Mid-Level Mechanical Engineer for Kiewit at lenexa, Kansas
Upcoming Events
FME World Tour 2018 at Munich Germany - Apr 17, 2018
FME World Tour 2018 at Berlin Germany - Apr 18, 2018
GEOINT 2018 Symposium at 333 S Franklin St Tampa FL - Apr 22 - 25, 2018
FME World Tour 2018 at Frankfurt Germany - Apr 24, 2018
Canon: oce crystalPoint
Teledyne Optech
University of Denver GIS Masters Degree Online - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise