A recent school project got us excited to explore the idea of mapping the trees of city of Vancouver in a more practical way. My friends and I had a fruitful meeting today with @daeaves who has extensive information and experience in this subject.

There is a tree mapping platform, OpenTreeMap, to start with. It seems to be a well maintained code, it’s on Python and needs Tomcat for the starters.

Now I have see if we can use it as the base or it’s cheaper to get something started from scratch in-house. We don’t need anything complicated for the first phase, but as usual we enjoy (very) limited resources including time.

David had good insight and useful suggestions that I need to consider too.

We’ll see.