Natural Resource Management: Forestry, Agriculture and Biodiversity

Mapping One Million Trees, Bentley Mendoza, Argentina

Trees make cities more resilient to floods, attenuate the effects of heat waves, regulate air quality, and create healthier and more livable environments. In Mendoza, Argentina, Bentley and GenMap built a city-scale reality model of the region’s green infrastructure using mobile mapping technology, identifying and mapping one million trees using object feature extraction. The project digitalized, geo-referenced, and obtained the dimensions of each tree and surrounding roads and sidewalks in the area to manage the green infrastructure remotely. The resulting database enables efficient management of the health condition of each tree.