Civic Tech for Smarter Parks


Next City published an article about how the city of Philadelphia is using GIS (geographic information system) software to help park workers track and check on sick trees. It’s worth a read.

In a time when parks officials are working to conserve more public land and pushing policymakers to secure conservation funds, there are still trees that need to be tended, nurseries fostered and plots mowed. Through ArcGIS technology, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation has made those tasks — the bread and butter of parks maintenance — easier.

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