Mobile mapping from apps and cloud-based technologies have a tree-mendous potential to increase the efficiency at which we survey, assess, maintain, and monitor the urban forest as arborists and natural area managers. This hands-on interactive demonstration will train participants on how to collect, query, manage, report on, and share dashboard analytics about urban trees using smartphones and tablets. Attendees will first hear an overview of how technology is changing and terminology about hardware and online mapping.
You are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet. Wifi will be provided and loaner tablets will be available. Example applications will include the city of Whittlesea and a demo application (https://au.pg-cloud.com/tpDemo/) for use during and after the conference.
Additional learning resources will be provided in handouts. .
Ian has 17 years of private industry experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management & GIS from Colorado State University, studied in New Zealand, and founded Plan-It Geo in 2012. He is a recognized in urban forest planning, technology, and web/mobile software. He has managed 300 projects involving tree inventory, i-Tree, canopy analysis, software, and management planning. In 2011, the Society of Municipal Arborists gave Ian an award for innovation in tree planting prioritization using GIS. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two children where he has summited all 54 peaks over 14,000-feet.
Adrian has been in the arboriculture industry for 20 years as has worked as a practicing arborist, team leader and arboricultural consultant in the private and local government sectors. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Geography/Philosophy) from Deakin University, studied Arboriculture (Cert III) at NMIT and is currently studying the Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture at the University of Melbourne.
Over the years Adrian has been involved in many large-scale tree inventories including Royal Melbourne Golf Course, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the City of Brimbank.
He has extensive experience with mobile data collection platforms having used everything from paper, a PDA, ruggedized laptops and most recently iPad™ to collect and manage tree inventory data. In his local government role he manages and reports on proactive and reactive inspection and pruning programs undertaken on the City of Whittlesea’s ever growing tree population using a customised tree inventory and management system that includes over 98,000 street tree assets. Having project managed delivery of the City of Whittlesea’s Street Tree Management Plan in 2016, Adrian recognises how critical high quality, agile, tree inventory and work order management systems are to managing complex urban forests well.
As an amateur winemaker, Adrian is thoroughly looking forward to visiting the wonderfully close Barossa Valley during his stay and tasting some of South Australia’s finest wines.