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Aerial Images Helping Green City Government

Sydney's City of Ryde leveraged historic aerial imagery and machine learning to benchmark tree canopy coverage within its council ward boundary.
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"Not only do we have the up-to-date aerial imagery, we also gained access to the Nearmap catalogue of historical imagery and it’s all been captured using the same method, so it is consistent, which is perfect for analysis."

Lindsay MasonHead of the Land Information team at the City of Ryde

Measuring Tree Canopy to Manage Green Space


The first goal was to measure tree canopy coverage across the area. Then this local government realised there was 10+ years of consistent, high-quality historic Nearmap imagery, right at their fingertips.

Consistent High-Quality Data

Protecting and enhancing the City of Ryde’s natural and urban environments calls for a quantifiable approach, such as creating a benchmark for the tree canopy across the entire Local Government Area.

High-Quality Imagery

Measuring what’s there now is only part of the story. Reliable benchmarks rely consistent, quality data.

Monitor assets and plan remotely, with accuracy

With continually refreshed imagery of urban assets and projects, there are no surprises — just deep insights to inform your decisions and underpin your planning.

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