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Describes and compares software systems available to urban forest managers for planning and maintenance. Demonstrates use.

Azavea -- Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

2016

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USDA surveyed researchers and forestry practitioners to learn about how they interacted with software tools designed for long term urban forestry monitoring. After these surveys the USDA created a list for an ideal software monitoring system and then evaluated eleven existing software platforms. Then PHS served as a test case for how a system might work. The report includes a series of recommendations for cost and tech support, establishing open data standard, creating a central data repository and balancing collaboration and leadership.

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