Public Tree Map

Project Overview



Partner: City of Santa Monica

Location: Santa Monica, Remote

Links: GitHub, Test Site

Tools: Zeplin


Technologies: GeoPandas, jQuery, Leaflet, Node.js

Public Tree Map helps connect people to Santa Monica's urban forest. The map includes information about each of the 35,000 trees (and vacant tree sites) in Santa Monica's publicly-owned urban forest (compiled from open datasets, digitized city records, and federal ecosystem services values), as well as tools for users to share favorite trees. To reflect tree plantings and removals, the map updates every day.

Open roles:

  • Front-end web development (JavaScript, Leaflet)

  • Data processing (GeoPandas, Python)

  • QA and UX testing

  • Appreciation for trees (anyone interested is welcome!)

Getting Started

Project Leadership

Name: Emily F.

Role: Product Owner

Name: Isabelle Wagenvoord

Role: Frontend Lead

Name: Mark Jackson

Role: Backend Developer