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A look at using GIS systems to create, maintain, and utilize tree inventories - focused to the needs of Tree Board Members & The Public

Cities are rapidly updating their street-tree inventories from hand drawn maps and notes to computerized systems with GIS technology. The ability to have multiple layers of information integrated into one map allows for a better understanding of the specific growing conditions of a planting site. Urban foresters are now mapping the trees under their care to better schedule their service patterns and reduce fuel overhead costs. Attend this session & learn the importance of a well maintained street tree inventory, and how you can take your city's tree records to the next level. Staff members from the Boone County GIS Department will present the basics of this relatively new technology, explain what equipment and software options are available, how to apply different data layers to a map, and various online and printed uses for these maps. Staff members of the Boone County Arboretum will also be on hand to discuss the many possible applications of this technology within the green industry, particularly with tree inventories for public gardens, city urban forestry collections, and tree care workers.

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