[CivicAccess-discuss] Fwd: [Ottawa_users] Ottawa Tree Canopy
Tracey P. Lauriault
tlauriau at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 00:43:10 EDT 2012
regie! I posted your note to civicaccess.ca and you got some ideas
already! see below!
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM, David Eaves <david at eaves.ca> wrote:
> ZOMG, This feels like a project for OpenTreeMap
> It's open source, but likely requires some support from Azavea to set up
> but maybe not. Have heard good stuff about them but never used them myself.
> San Fran, Philly and a couple of other cities use them.
> On 12-04-10 9:36 PM, Tracey P. Lauriault wrote:
> These folks are looking for some help!
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Regie Alam <regie.alam at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM
> Subject: [Ottawa_users] Ottawa Tree Canopy Mapping Project
> To: "Ottawa (Canada) Local Chapter List" <ottawa_users at lists.osgeo.org>
> We at the Ottawa Forests and Greenspace Advisory Committee (OFGAC)
> have initiated a project called Ottawa Tree Canopy Mapping Project.
> What the project attempts to do is to quantify the amount of tree
> canopy cover (as well as other landcover classes, e.g. impervious
> surfaces) within the urban boundary. We have access to both 2005 and
> 2011 air photos from the city. A point grid (100-m distance) is
> overlain on the air photos and each point will be classified to
> whatever land cover class they fall on to. There are ~35,000 points
> for each of 2005 and 2011 so we are asking for volunteers to help us
> classify all of them. We are using Quantum GIS for the project because
> it works and allows us to distribute the software license-free.
> We initiated the project because there is a gap in the information
> about tree canopy cover in Ottawa. Supposedly, there is a tree canopy
> target that the city is aiming for but it is not known whether the
> city has reached it or whether there are differences between different
> areas. This project will attempt to provide baseline information which
> the city (or any other organization) can use to manage city trees.
> Information about the project can be found on the frontpage of the
> OFGAC website (http://www.ottawaforests.ca/). The site has a link to a
> .pdf document which contains additional information about the project.
> Please pass the information along to whoever might be interested in
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> Ottawa_users at lists.osgeo.org
> Tracey P. Lauriault
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Tracey P. Lauriault
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