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OpenTreeMap is a collaborative platform for crowdsourced tree inventory, ecosystem services calculations, urban forestry analysis, and community engagement. Funded in part by grants through the USDA Small Business Innovation Research program, OpenTreeMap encourages community groups, non-profit organizations, governments, and local citizens to work together to map and explore the urban forest. Members of the public can search the existing tree data by species and other search filters, add new trees, edit existing tree data, upload images, or leave comments. OpenTreeMap uses the i-Tree software developed by the US Forest Service to calculate and display the ecosystem benefits generated by urban trees, and members of the Forest Service have reviewed the project. OpenTreeMap is available as open source software or a subscription service, and there are over twenty OpenTreeMap sites available worldwide.

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Geographic Scope: International

Project Status: Active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, Data entry, Geolocation, Identification, Learning, Measurement, Photography,

Start Date: 2010-10-01

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Fields of Science: Biology, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors

Intended Outcomes: Civic and community, Individual learning,