Urban Ecos led the development of the first tree map: the San Francisco Urban Forest Map. The source code from that project became the foundation of the ongoing open-source OpenTreeMap project. In addition to San Francisco, Urban Ecos served as project lead for GreenprintMaps, the San Diego Tree Map, and TreeMapLA. Our work includes:

  • Management of the software development team for the website and smart phone apps
  • Incorporation of i-Tree data to provide ecosystem services benefits
  • Development of the local species lists and data fields
  • Collaboration with municipalities to gather inventories and translate them into the proper format
  • Technical assistance to Map users
  • Development of curriculum materials for schools

 Projects, papers, and presentations related to OpenTreeMap development
For Tree San Diego
California ReLeaf maps
High Speed Rail GHG Offsets
San Diego Tree Map
Video: Writing a Great Grant Application
Interview: Tree Inventory of the Future
Technology Tools for Making Sense of Your Inventory
Urban Tree Key
California EnerTrees
Audio: Calculating GHG Benefits of Trees
Marin's Urban Forest: A Guide for Stakeholders
Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course Assessment
Ecosystem Services of the Existing and Proposed Trees of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course
San Jose Middle School Tree Planting
EarthWatch's Urban Forest Expedition
UC San Diego Campus Forest Analysis
Community Tree Guides
Ecosystem services and environmental benefits of the UC San Diego Campus Forest
Sacramento's Park Neighborhoods: Roots of the Past and Lessons for the Future