Trees in urban environments: the green gold
Trees and other greenery are of great value in the urban environment. They keep the city cool thanks to shade and evaporation, help to improve air quality, dampen ambient noise, retain water and therefore reduce risks of flooding, and finally add value to biodiversity.
NEO developed a service to map and monitor all trees in an area. In The Netherlands we do this even for all 125 million trees. Our customers use the data to synchronize and update their own tree management information. Others use it to analyze potential heat stress, etc.
In The Netherlands we disclose the information in Boomregister.nl, an Open Data Cooperative, sharing the ownership of tree information, leading to even more possibilities to analyze your green gold!