Timmons Group, a leading provider of geospatial solutions, has released the Trees Count mobile app to the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores for the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) to support TFS’s urban forestry mission. The mobile app is intended for city urban forestry managers and tree advocacy groups to enable its users to identify and map individual trees to monitor health and growth. The app enhances the inspection process by facilitating easy data capture, such as species, diameter at breast height (DBH), condition, and recommended maintenance.
“The Trees Count mobile inventory app helps managers understand the components of their community forest,” says Gretchen Riley, TFS Partnership Coordinator. “This allows them to plan and manage more effectively.”
Equipped with features like interactive mapping, simple navigation, tree images, aerial and street views, tree attributes filters for easy searching, and seamless data import and export options to ArcGIS Online, Trees Count makes the maintenance and conservation of forested areas more manageable. The app is supported on iOS and Android operating systems and can be used on both smartphones and tablets. Trees Count was developed using the cross platform application development tool, Xamarin, and Esri’s ArcGIS SDK for .NET. Timmons Group utilized Xamarin which allowed its mobile application developers to write code once for deployment to both iOS and Android platforms.