Data Model for GIS Database Management and i-Tree Eco
Georgia Tech's Center for GIS has developed an extensible GIS data model to support the 100% inventory of campus trees to the i-Tree Eco protocol.
This technology transfer resource is a tutorial that covers the setup and use of the file geodatabase (FGDB) developed to support i-Tree Eco 100% inventories. GaTech developed and uses a series of tools and protocols to maintain a campus tree inventory (11,000+ trees) to support their Tree Campus USA designation.
The ArcSDE geodatabase and all of the power and capabilities of ArcGIS can be used in a standard GIS database management environment (e.g. check out & check in data for updates) while still providing easy access to the environmental services calculated and reported by i-Tree Eco.
The file geodatabase can be altered to add additional attributes needed for a custom implementation of an inventory to support data needed for your urban forest management program.
The entire package includes:
- The file geodatabase, iTreeEco.gdb
- Database tools, Python scripts and toolbar
- Tutorials for: the geodatabase and the tools
- A tutorial database
In addition, Urban Forestry South has used ArcGIS Diagrammer to document the FGDB.
Use the following search terms (individually or together) to locate project components:
- Data model
R. Sivakumar, R. Bowman, M. Sethuraman
Tutorial - iTree Eco Geodatabase
Research (applied), Urban Forest Management, Environmental Services, GIS/Mapping, Data
Python, Data model, ArcGIS, GaTech, FGDB
UFS - drh