Woody helps monitor green spaces of Kaliningrad

Together with “Green lanes of Kaliningrad region” initiative group we have developed a simple tool for field surveys of green spaces of the region. The idea for interactive map showing trees that need attention was conceived by local activists as a result of repeating tree cuts and tree die out as a result of irresponsible trimming. The idea was supported by Teplitsa of social technologies.

Using components of our platform we have developed a solution to collect tree data which is hard or impossible to get officially.

Technical details

Survey system has two parts:

  • Custom Android app based on NextGIS Mobile for field surveys aka Woody (download)
  • Standard Web GIS services based on nextgis.com to store collected data and manage surveyors.

Woody allows a surveyor to:

  • Register through one of social networks;
  • Finding a tree that demands attention, fill a small (name, age, status) or detailed survey, attach a photo and send these data to storage.

Web GIS allows to:

  • Store collected data (all data are open and can be found here)
  • Visualize data using maps
  • Manage users (available for administrators)
  • Edit collected data (available for administrators and moderators)
  • Output data in table format

This is an example of a small project developed by NextGIS. Thanks to using standard components it was possible to start data collection right away. The development of custom application was simplified through using NextGIS Mobile SDK and took only few weeks.

If you need your own Web GIS and help developing similar maps – let us know, we’ll be happy to help.

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