We just published a 20-page white paper of mapping for Arborists and other tree pros. It explains what tools – many free – are available now to quickly get field data and convert that to nice maps for clients.
It also establishes how things like “GIS” and “CAD” files work (or don’t) with one another, and how to deal with multiple types of data, such as surveys, plat maps.
Finally, we also are just now publishing a how-to guide to taking existing client base maps, which might be a property tax map or a survey, etc. and underlay that beneath your own data by importing it into the free Google Earth.
These guides can be useful to everyone, but they are especially handy for those who already have a digital system for tracking tree geolocations, such as our Urban Forest Metrix. For a demonstration of how that all works, feel free to contact us.