Event Title

Effective Use of Geospatial Technologies for Campus Tree Management

Poster Number

54

Faculty Mentor

Bryan McFadden, M.S.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Location

Richardson Ballroom

Start Date

22-4-2016 2:15 PM

End Date

22-4-2016 4:15 PM

Description

In an effort to aid Winthrop’s Tree Replacement Committee, a study utilizing global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and remote sensing technologies will be conducted to update the current campus tree inventory originally procured in 2009 with the help of Winthrop geography students. By comparing the data from 2009, trees newly planted and removed will be detected and captured with geospatial evidence by way of ground and map verification. Data collected will have the end goal of creating a digital, interactive tool that campus facilities may use to better supervise tree management and upkeep. This tool will also include a reevaluation of current attribute information of each tree’s individual species, age, and height in hopes of generating a consistent data set to become a better reference for future tree management on Winthrop’s campus.

Course Assignment

Research In Geography, GEOG 471, Bryan McFadden

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Apr 22nd, 2:15 PM Apr 22nd, 4:15 PM

Effective Use of Geospatial Technologies for Campus Tree Management

Richardson Ballroom

In an effort to aid Winthrop’s Tree Replacement Committee, a study utilizing global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and remote sensing technologies will be conducted to update the current campus tree inventory originally procured in 2009 with the help of Winthrop geography students. By comparing the data from 2009, trees newly planted and removed will be detected and captured with geospatial evidence by way of ground and map verification. Data collected will have the end goal of creating a digital, interactive tool that campus facilities may use to better supervise tree management and upkeep. This tool will also include a reevaluation of current attribute information of each tree’s individual species, age, and height in hopes of generating a consistent data set to become a better reference for future tree management on Winthrop’s campus.