With the help of FireWatch, we now have access to maps that use aerial imaging and remote sensing technology to measure and monitor portions of San Diego's urban forest, specially trees planted through the Branch Out San Diego project.
You might be wondering, "Why is this important?" TreeSD will be able to determine the percentage of canopy cover and planting potential in select planting locations using these maps. This will expedite the process for determining which areas need trees the most!
The story map gives a summary of the Branch Out San Diego project and goals, use of aerial imagery, samples of web maps, and explanation of classified vegetation data. It also helps document changes in vegetation over time, making it easier to communicate spatial and temporal data.
Check out all the cool features on the BOSD Map Website!