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More Forestry Data Sets & Mentors

More Data Sets

Our hackathon partner Whiteout Solutions is providing a number of geospatial datasets for your work this week. These will all be posted in the resource section and I will help provide a high level overview of them this evening.

The datasets provided include:

Geo Tiff images

  • Ortho Imagery(Rgb)
  • NDVI Imagery
  • Thermal Imagery
  • DSM(Digital Surface Model)

Feature Class of tree points with value, diameter and height attributes.

  • Basic Estimation: 
    • i. Harvesting Cost: $24 Per green ton for harvesting trees averaging 10.5 in DBH(Diameter at Breast Height)
    • ii. 24.384-meter hardwood tree with a 24 inches diameter can weigh as much as 10 ton. 
    • iii. Ash trees with Crown Diameter 1328.57 (total) meter --- 525.717cm (DBH-level Diameter) almost equal to 210 ton
    • iv. Estimated total cost= $5040 

Parcel boundary

  • Data files are available through an arcGIS online portal available to view here: https://arcg.is/aij1P
  • Individual layers for reference with the ArcGIS API’s here: 

1. 

Layer Name 

TreeLocation_Parameter 

Description 

The Individual Tree location and its structural parameters such as Tree Height, Crown Diameter and Crown Area are very important for morphological study and to determine the health status of tree as well.  

 

URL 

https://services3.arcgis.com/k76pbWOQ260zvT6h/arcgis/rest/services/Tree_Location_Parameters/FeatureServer 

 

Layer Name 

VT_Road_Centerlines_MayFamilyPlot_Barton 

Description 

The Vermont Road Centerline data layer (TransRoad_RDS) contains all town and state highways, as well as many private roads. The centerlines were originally developed under contract by Greenhorne and O'Mara under the guidance of VCGI (1992). VCGI was the original steward of the road centerline data between 1992 and 2004. The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is now considered the steward of this data layer. Updates have been performed over the years by VCGI, RPCs, and VTrans. The VT Agency of Transportation has taken over the update and maintenance of the road centerline data layer and has revised the layer to match "Official" highway mileage. NOTE: TransRoad_RDS meets the requirements articulated in the VGIS Road Centerline Data Standard. Source: (https://geodata.vermont.gov/datasets/1dee5cb935894f9abe1b8e7ccec1253e_39

URL 

https://services3.arcgis.com/k76pbWOQ260zvT6h/arcgis/rest/services/Map_TreeHealthCondition_in_MayFamilyPlot_Barton_WFL1/FeatureServer 

 

Layer Name 

VT_Data__Parcel Polygons 

Description 

The parcel polygon is defined by a sequence of individual lines, which form a closed loop to define a polygon. Each line has a from and a to point that are also the parcel corner points. Points are common between connecting lines. Parcel points can be assigned line points and control points. https://vcgi.vermont.gov/data-and-programs/parcel-program 

 

URL 

https://services3.arcgis.com/k76pbWOQ260zvT6h/arcgis/rest/services/Map_TreeHealthCondition_in_MayFamilyPlot_Barton_WFL1/FeatureServer 

 

Layer Name 

Boundary 

Description 

Project boundaries are closely linked to project objectives, they create a holistic perception of project work, and they define the content of the project in terms of expected results. A clear boundary statement helps direct the things that are applicable to those areas within the project scope. In this project boundary or boundary doesn’t reflect administrative property boundary.  

URL 

https://services3.arcgis.com/k76pbWOQ260zvT6h/arcgis/rest/services/Map_TreeHealthCondition_in_MayFamilyPlot_Barton_WFL1/FeatureServer 

 

Layer Name 

NDVI_MayFamilyPlot_Barton_Ortho 

Description 

NDVI is a measurement of plant health based on how a plant reflects light (usually sunlight) at specific frequencies. To be more specific, NDVI is a measurement of the reflectivity of plants expressed as the ratio of near-infrared reflectivity (NIR) minus red reflectivity (VIS) over NIR plus VIS. 

URL 

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=d59d810773e6494c829c7691481787d1&extent=-72.2478,44.7261,-72.1467,44.7666 

 

Layer Name 

MayFamilyPlot_Barton_Ortho 

Description 

An orthomosaic (interactive drone map) is a geometrically correct aerial image that is composed of many individual still images that are stitched together. 

URL 

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=d59d810773e6494c829c7691481787d1&extent=-72.2478,44.7261,-72.1467,44.7666 

Layer Name 

MayFamilyPlot_Barton_DSM 

Description 

A DSM (Digital Surface Model) captures both the natural and built/artificial features of the environment. 

URL 

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=d59d810773e6494c829c7691481787d1&extent=-72.2478,44.7261,-72.1467,44.7666 

Layer Name 

MayFamilyPlot_Barton_DSM 

Description 

A DTM (Digital Terrain Model)  typically augments a DEM, by including vector features of the natural terrain, such as rivers and ridges. A DTM may be interpolated to generate a DEM, but not vice versa. 

URL 

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=d59d810773e6494c829c7691481787d1&extent=-72.2478,44.7261,-72.1467,44.7666 

 

 

Mentor List

We're excited to share with you all the mentors that will be available through out the week if you need assistance or have any specific questions relating the problems or want to talk through an idea. If you're interested in speaking with one of the mentors please contact us and we'll share the contact information or make the introduction for you.

Matt Clark, CTO, Whiteout Solutions

Tabitha Bowling, Partner, Vermont Wood Pellets & Board Member at Northern Forest Center

Sam Perron, Forester, Northwoods Stewardship Center

Jeff Meller, Founder, Vermont Silvopasture & Mentor at MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund

Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network