The District of Columbia is using airborne lidar data to automatically identify trees that have been illegally removed by landowners. Trees are needed to process carbon gases which can improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gases.
Collecting LIDAR data annually will improve the administration’s work in tracking illegal tree removal. But this requires support from the D.C. city administration and that collection of data is commissioned by the D.C. Geographic Information System, run by the city’s chief technology officer.
This is a presentation from the Esri User Conference.