Digital Transformation of Tree Canopy Monitoring

Nearmap NAVIG8 2022

Devin Doring
Technical Services Supervisor, City of Salem, Oregon

Applying machine learning (computer vision) algorithms against captured imagery is becoming more accessible and enhancing its value. In the past, these techniques were too specialised or expensive to be adopted by most organisations. However, this is changing. Imagery is becoming more than just a nice picture or base map and instead becoming an incredibly information-dense, question-answering medium. Come hear how the City of Salem answered its questions concerning tree canopy impact after a devastating ice storm using Nearmap AI-derived layers and simple GIS analysis.