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Comparison of Urban Forest Tree Inventory and Management Software Systems

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Title:
Comparison of Urban Forest Tree Inventory and Management Software Systems
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Fact Sheet
Creator:
Andreu, Michael G.
Publisher:
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.

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Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
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"First published: August 2009."
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Material Information

Title:
Comparison of Urban Forest Tree Inventory and Management Software Systems
Physical Description:
Fact Sheet
Creator:
Andreu, Michael G.
Publisher:
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.

Notes

Acquisition:
Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
Publication Status:
Published
General Note:
"First published: August 2009."
General Note:
"FOR226"

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the submitter.
System ID:
IR00003521:00001


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FOR226 The In stitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, d isability, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University Cooperative Extension Pr ogram, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Millie Ferrer, Interim Dean. Comparison of Urban Forest Inventory & Management Software Systems1 Michael G. Andreu, Erin M. Brown, Melissa H. Friedman, Robert J. Northrop, and Mary E. Thornhill2 Background Introduction Ideally the software system will support and not dictate a user's management objectives and activities.

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Title page 2 August 2009 Guide to Tree Inventory Software Comparison Tables Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4

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Title page 3 August 2009 Table 1. Comparison of software capabilities and features. Customizable Data Fields 1 Work Order Generation Track Maintenance Customizable Reports GIS Component 2 Tree Valuation Inventory other Assets Photographs, Sketches or Diagrams Sync with Field Devices Webbased Software Network Installation COSTS ArborAccess See Spec Sheet ArborPro $5,000 + ArborSoftWorx $1,000 + ArborSoftWorx ** $1,500 + ArborVue $2,995 + Asset Manager $3,300 iTree ( ) Free i Tree ( ) Free PDM O*** $1,000 3,000/year Silvibase 5.1 $2,000 3,000 Tree Keeper 7.6 See Spec Sheet Trees in the Hood Free + TreeWorks See Spec Sheet Trims $1,495 + UFIS **** $6,000 ArborSoftWorx ** ArborSoftWorx *** Point DataMap Online **** Urban Forest Inventory Systems 1 See Table 2 for a further comparison of customizable data fields. 2 See Table 3 for further comparisons of GIS features. The + indicates that there is an annual support package or maintenance fee in addition to the base price.

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Title page 4 August 2009 Table 2. Comparison of data field customization. ArborAccess ArborPro ArborVue AssetManager iTree ( ) PDM O Silvibase 5.1 TreeKeeper 7.6 Trees in the Hood TreeWorks Trims UFIS ** Species List Maintenance Recommendations Work Areas/Neighborhoods Appearance (skins) Point DataMap Online ** Urban Forest Inventory Systems Table 3. Comparison of GIS components. ArborAccess ArborPro ArborSoftWorx ArborSoftWorx ** ArborVue AssetManager iTree ( ) PDM O *** TreeKeeper 7.6 Trees in the Hood TreeWorks UFIS **** ESRI Compatible ESRI GIS System Non ESRI Mapping or GIS System Modify Tree Data in GIS Mode Manually Edit Trees in GIS Mode ArborSoftWorx ** ArborSoftWorx *** Point DataMap Online **** Urban Forest Inventory Systems

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Title page 5 August 2009 Table 4. Comparison of Operating Systems (OS) Compatibility. Windows 98 Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows Vista Mac OS X Linux Internet based ArborAccess ArborPro ArborSoftWorx ArborSoftWorx ** ArborVue Asset Manager iTree ( ) iTree ( ) PDM O*** Silvibase 5.1 Tree Keeper 7.6 Trees in the Hood TreeWorks Trims UFIS **** ArborSoftWorx ** ArborSoftWorx *** Point DataMap Online **** Urban Forest Inventory Systems Individual Tree Inventory Software Spec Sheets

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Title page 6 August 2009 ArborAccess Introduction to Software Services Additional Information O pe rat ing System Requirements Software Costs Technical Support Contact Information ArborPro Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs Technical Support Contact Information

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Title page 7 August 2009 ArborSoftWorx Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs Technical Support Contact Information ArborSoftWorx Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs Technical Support Contact Information

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Title page 8 August 2009 ArborVue Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs Technical Support Contact Information Asset Manager Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs Technical Support Contact Information

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Title page 9 August 2009 i-Tree Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs Technical Support Contact Information PDM-O Point DataMap Online Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs

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Title page 10 August 2009 Technical Support Contact Information Silvibase 5.1 Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs Tec hnica l Support Contact Information TreeKeeper 7.6 Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs (3 options for deployment)

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Title page 11 August 2009 Technical Support Contact Information Trees in the Hood Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs Technical Support Contact Information TreeWorks Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System & Special Requirements Software Costs

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Title page 12 August 2009 Technical Support Contact Information TRIMS Tree Inventory Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs Technical Support Contact Information Urban Forest Inventory System (UFIS) Introduction to Software Services Additional Information Operating System Requirements Software Costs

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Title page 13 August 2009 Technical Support Contact Information Acknowledgements References