Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to help the Nantucket Land Council enhance urban tree appreciation and maintenance records in downtown Nantucket. To do this, we established a tree inventory system that utilized GIS location-tracking technology and data collection procedures and created a mobile website prototype designed for public education on downtown trees. The inventory system led to several project deliverables, including a spreadsheet of tree data, a map displaying the GIS locations of each tree, and instruction manuals describing the inventory process. The mobile website prototype, “ACKnowledge the Trees,” had both a tree scavenger hunt and an interactive tree tour mode. Recommendations were made for both the inventory system and mobile website for future project improvements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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