Easily upload your Tree Survey data to a cloud based GiS portal and share with customers, colleagues, and professionals a like Tree Survey data without worry of damaging, corrupting, or losing your data.

A GIS viewer is an ideal and flexible solution for sites where the management of trees requiring quick data retrieval and transfer of that site mapping and Tree Survey can be emailed as a hyperlink.

The Mapscape User Interface

On the left-hand side of the Mapscape tree survey Map window is the layers panel. That is divided in to 5-sections, these are:

Section 1. The Sketchpad tools consist of point, line and shape tools to create CAD drawings on the map window, that you can trace on over the buildings, boundaries, roads and structures or, draw in your own shapes over open ground and add notes. This is useful if you do have a DXF tree survey site plan or need to draw an outline building shape in relation to your arboricultural survey, application for tree works, or include a landscape design.

Section 2. The Mapscape Server contains a collapsible sub-menu to quickly start creating:

  • BS 5837 Tree Surveys with scale DXF site plan including Tree Root Protection Areas [RPA’s]
  • Stage-1- Preliminary Tree Risk Assessments producing a DXF Tree Risk Zone site plan
  • Use a Hedge plotting function to draw in missing or recommended Hedge layouts.
  • Identify an area covered by a Tree Preservation Order.
  • Access imported Topographical Survey DXF site plans.
  • Access imported Ordnance Survey DXF MasterMap site plans.

Use of the functions listed in this collapsible sub-menu are by clicking save, immediately synchronised, and saved on the Mapscape Server.

Section 3. Live Mapping. These layers have live links to the Google and Ordnance Survey servers and include an opacity slider, to set your preferred GiS tree mapping balance between satellite view and topographical view so you quickly pan between the two.

Section 4. Local Maps and Grid. This section contains all the locally saved mapping and Ordnance Survey grids. Map types automatically zoom in and out based on view scale and cover the entire UK, right down to building shape and street tree level.

Includes a self-adjusting 5m and 1m light grey grid overlay, to quickly get a fix on your position on site and a quickly estimate distances between site features, such as trees and buildings and visibly calculate areas in metres squared. Simply tap the screen checkbox to switch on and off.

Section 5. The Map Bookmarks features allow the user to create a list of Tree Survey sites for quick access.

Just double click on the bookmark and to go directly to your tree survey site, pick up from where you left of and export your site address bookmarks to colleagues.

To learn more, please go to the Mapscape Video Learning Centre – these videos come as part of the software package, that are stored on your local drive, for you to watch out on site if required without using up your 4g data.

The detailed aims of the Mapscape modified QGIS interface are to:

  • Enable electronic DXF georeferenced site plans to be easily and accurately viewed on site including Zoom and Pan functions, that be viewed over satellite imagery using an opacity slider.
  • Enable 2 data capture user interfaces to collect site information and measurements for:
  • BS 5837 Tree Surveys with Tree Root Protection Areas [RPA’s].
  • Stage one – Preliminary Tree Risk Assessments with a site plan illustrating the Tree Risk Zone.
  • Configure the software to the Great Britain 6-digit georeferenced Ordnance Survey coordinate system.
  • To instantaneously transfer the collected data over a 4g network with low data usage to a secure server, by clicking save and to be able to recall and edit that tree survey data.
  • To allow the user to operate the program without lag or buffering.
  • To provide a selection of features and functions for use on site that assist the tree surveyor.
  • Enable use of the software on 3-devices, that can all share the same data by use of an import and export function.
  • Minimise the need for any sub-menus, operational set up to focus on speed of use to meet site survey needs.
  • Include functionality to quickly display completed tree surveys on the map window with export tools to move completed tree survey data into directory folders in a section of file formats including: DXF, EXCEL, ESRI, KLM and GEOTIFF.
  • Provide for both BS 5837 and Tree Risk Assessment tree survey a preformatted spreadsheet that will accept your *.CSV Mapscape tree survey data and position this data in the correct column with the correct units.
  • To include an inbuilt software navigational system based around a minimal pop-up messaging system.
  • To enable GPS / GNSS device to connect via Bluetooth to plot tree positions.
  • Program the user interfaces to work with Dragon Speech to Text recognition software. To significantly improve accurate tree survey data capture.