Tree Mapping

osm-hangot-trailOur trees are mapped with OpenStreetMap, a free-to-all collaborative map much like Wikipedia (but for maps) with superb accuracy and detail. Trees are shown in their location, labelled with the variety, such as Egremont Russet Apple.

You need to zoom in quite a bit to see the trees. Here’s an example at the most detailed zoom level possible in a web browser, zoom level 19: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/51.50012/-0.33665. Zoom level 19 is not always sufficient to allow for display of all trees and their corresponding labels, given that our trees are sometimes only a few steps apart from each other.

To review all trees, their labels, GPS coordinates and HANGOT tree catalogue numbers, web browser users should use the Query Feature tool, available from a question mark icon in the right sidebar. Enable query feature mode and click a tree. The nearby features list will appear in the left sidebar, showing all trees within a certain radius from the location you clicked in this mode. You can hover over one of the trees listed in the left to reveal its exact location on the map though an orange circle, and you can click one of the trees listed to show its details.

Other tools allow zooming into the map at even greater detail. The most excellent OsmAnd map and navigation application for Android and iOS mobile devices, for example, can zoom in closer and show every single tree with label. This tool can also display details for each tree, including its exact GPS coordinates, our tree catalogue number and a link to the corresponding page on our web site.

OpenStreetMap data can be viewed online or using a number of applications for PC and mobile devices such as smartphones, tablet computers or handhelp GPS mapping devices. Their documentation is available from http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Main_Page.

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