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Trimble Urban Forestry Solution

Green infrastructure and urban forests bring many environmental and economic benefits to cities and are an essential element of municipal initiatives. Effectively measuring and managing urban forests to accomplish safety and green initiatives can be challenging. To help governments overcome this, Trimble Urban Forestry combines a suite of technologies to offer a comprehensive vegetation and urban forestry solution for data collection, condition assessment, and analysis.

Powered by Cengea, Trimble Urban Forestry is a robust collection, analysis, and management solution for urban forestry professionals. Trimble Urban Forestry works with ArcGIS. Use the base solution or customize to meet your needs; configuration and deployment services available.

  • Trimble MGIS – Precise and rugged, reliable, data collection.
  • Trimble Forestry – Cloud-based urban forestry software management, mapping, and mobile deployment.
  • Trimble INPHO – Digital photogrammetry and laser scanning data production software.
  • Trimble eCognition –The original object-based image analysis software.
  • Trimble GreenSeeker - Optical sensors in the system measure and quantify the variability of the vegetation condition and create a targeted prescription for treatment.

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Feature Benefit

Integrated solution

Combines historically separate technologies to span the Urban Forestry workflow

Cloud-based architecture

Configurable, scalable, and easy to deploy

Map Server

Compatible with ArcGIS, Google, and other base maps

Data Collection

Flexible options for professional and light-weight field work

Office to field communication

Real-time geospatial data and workforce integration that connects field and office operations

Crowd sourcing

Mass data collection and automated analysis

Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Assessment

Baseline and change management analysis, creating a data record for analysis and compliance

Project Planning

Integrated resource and spatial planning capabilities

Workforce Management

Simple planning and scheduling options for mobile workforce management

Modeling and Analytics

Provides valuable data for budget preparation, resource management, business intelligence metrics and measurement of policy objectives such as change management


Enables municipalities to geospatially monitor, manage and communicate environmental, economic, and community benefits

Dashboards and reports

Reduces time spent on validating data so more focus is available to make informed decisions

Urban Forestry meets Urban Agriculture:

In an ambitious geospatial project, San Jose State University and local non-profit, Garden to Table, joined forces to connect families in need with excess local produce. The Urban-Forestry-meets-Agriculture project enabled the group to more than double its collection and distribution of fresh produce, feeding the hungry with fruits grown locally in private yards and gardens.

"With (Trimble's) mobile solution, we mapped 1,400 trees and did that in roughly 160 hours," said Zach Lewis, Project Coordinator for Garden-to-Table and a graduate student in SJSU's Urban Planning department. This represented almost 50 percent more trees mapped in half the number of hours, and in only four weeks compared with 18 months.

"The application revolutionizes the way we are able to look at our tree data," said Lewis.

San Jose Battles Food Insecurity with Integrated Geospatial Technologies