Casey Trees receives award for exceptional application of geography technology

Washington, DC--Casey Trees received a Special Achievement in GIS Award on Wednesday at the 30th Annual ESRI International User Conference (ESRI UC) in San Diego. Casey Trees was selected from more than 300,000 organizations worldwide.

Casey Trees received the honor for its interactive Casey Trees Map which provides District residents the locations and details of Casey Trees-planted trees and trees inventoried through its Trees Count program. High resolution satellite imagery allows residents to determine the existing urban tree canopy and planting opportunities for any street address in the District.

The most recent enhancements to the Casey Trees Map are the Trees of Note feature and “Add a Tree” tool. The former allows individuals to add noteworthy trees located in the District and the latter provides a means for trees planted independently by residents be identified and counted towards the City’s Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Goal of 40 percent by 2035. The UTC Goal requires 8,600 new trees be planted each year for the next 25 years.

Organizations being honored at ESRI UC, the world's largest GIS event, span countries and industries including agriculture, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications and utilities.

For more information on the Casey Trees map, visit

About Casey Trees:
Casey Trees is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital. For more information, visit

Published Friday, July 16th, 2010

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