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San Francisco Turns To Open Source For Mapping Urban Forest

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How can open source software be harnessed to help solve environmental issues? The City of San Francisco is now starting to find that out, by turning to MapGuide Open Source software for use in its "urban forest" initiative.

Earlier this month, during a set of events in honor of Arbor Day, the city launched a new Web site aimed at allowing municipal workers, the general public, and members of a not-for-profit environmental group pitch in on efforts at computerized tracking of San Francisco's trees.

The online San Francisco Urban Forest Mapping System is the upshot of a plan by Mayor Gavin Newsom to add 5,000 more trees a year to the city's sidewalks, said Charlie Crocker, Product Manager, Autodesk.

The new urban forest mapping system uses an application--created with the help of Autodesk and outside consulting firm Online Mapping Solutions--which is based on the "light" open source edition of Autodesk's MapGuide Enterprise.

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