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Question:Software for mapping trees?

icarito asked on July 14, 2017 02:55
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What I want to do or know

Need to map trees deep in the rainforest. No connectivity at the location 5 hours upriver. Ideally output would be a data table.

Background story

The largest trees in the Amazon are called Shihuahuaco trees and they are in danger of illicit logging. This census will likely feed a tree adoption project in order to monitor and protect these giants.

What I've tried

I took a short look at OpenTreeMap but it looks overly complex for our needs. I'm thinking of writing one. Can you recommend a tool for the job? Thanks!



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2 Answers

Take a look at Open Data Kit: https://opendatakit.org/. I haven't used it in a couple year but know it's still being supported.

a long time ago, i did a small fruit tree mapping project in Detroit. we used https://www.ushahidi.com/ at the time and it worked pretty well -- their new phone apps can even do offline data collection also.

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