“ map16 has become intrinsic to our tree management system, allowing our trees to be mapped and for our inspections to be carried out and logged in real time on an iPad. The completed inspection and subsequent completed works are colour coded on the map to give a clear visual picture of working progress. The process is slick and efficient and allows for spreadsheets to be downloaded back at the office to compile work schedules, as well as allowing historic data of previous inspections and works to be compiled. ” Kevin Stuckey | University of Bristol
Using map16 tablets, the University of Bristol identified around 5,000 trees within and around their grounds and the surrounding area, and logged these into the map16 system. This allows surveyors to monitor these trees as regularly as necessary, and accurately log the findings directly into a fully integrated map view dashboard, live from the field. Inspection information and specifications such as the tree type, height, maturity, stem condition and basal structure are all displayed in an easy to navigate dashboard, allowing effortless observation and comparison of every tree.
Regular surveying of trees, especially within built up urban areas is crucial for ensuring public and traffic safety, as broken and fallen trees can be a dangerous hazard if not dealt with. By being increasingly aware of their trees condition, the University of Bristol can be one step ahead of their maintenance and management programs, greatly increasing workforce efficiencies. Live and historic data can be downloaded directly into the back-office systems.