[OSGeo-Announce] MapGuide Open Source helps San Francisco protect the urban forest

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Mar 8 17:29:42 EST 2007

The City of San Francisco’s Department of Public Works’ Bureau
of Urban Forestry (BUF), the Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF),
Autodesk, and Online Mapping Solutions have worked together to
develop a city-wide, dynamic online map of the city’s growing
number of trees. The San Francisco Urban Forest Mapping System
was developed using a combination of open source and proprietary
mapping technologies, with MapGuide Open Source forming the central
element. By integrating their two data sets into one, BUF and FUF
now have a vital, technology-based tool for tree maintenance and
management, enabling urban forest managers to inventory and map
existing, future and past tree locations.  The map will also be
an online tool, allowing citizens to access tree data, report
problems, upload personal tree information, such as photos and
stories, and add information about privately owned trees to the
city inventory. The new site will be launched as part of the
Mayor’s Arbor Day events on March 10, 2007. For more information
about the project, visit:


Also of interest

San Francisco Urban Forest Mapping System: http://sftreemap.org

MapGuide Open Source: http://mapguide.osgeo.org

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