The UK has an estimated 30 million urban trees, the majority of which are very poorly mapped.
ProximiTREE™ is a digital map layer accurately depicting the location and extent of trees and their proximity to buildings. Designed as a tool to aid Local Authority officers, insurance assessors and property developers, ProximiTREE™ details the exact spatial location and height of individual trees, together with the circumference of its canopy. From this information the potential impact can be assessed. The database is capable of holding a wealth of information, including species, health and TPOs. Each tree has a unique identification number.
ProximiTREE™ is an accurate map representation and database of tree heights and their canopy widths derived from aerial photography. Bluesky's team of editors, trained in accurate photo-interpretation, examines aerial photos to identify the height of all crown and canopies visible within each photo. Once the highest point of each tree's crown has been measured, actual tree heights are determined using an existing Digital Terrain Model (digital representation of ground surface topography or terrain).
ProximiTREE™ is delivered in formats suitable for use in desktop Geographical Information Systems (GIS), web mapping applications and Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages. The fact that ProximiTREE™ comprises of both 2D location and 3D height measurements means it can be viewed and interrogated in both 2D and 3D GIS CAD software. It should be noted that ProximiTREE™ is simply a database and thus can also be provided in all common database, text or spreadsheet formats.