Intelligent tree inventory detector / Muhd Hafizul Akmar Abdul Raof … [et al.]

Abdul Raof, Muhd Hafizul Akmar and Othman, Hanisah and Abdul Malek, Shahrul Izwan and Mohd Yusof, Muhammad Rafiq and Abdul Rasam, Abdul Rauf (2014) Intelligent tree inventory detector / Muhd Hafizul Akmar Abdul Raof … [et al.]. In: IIDEX 2014: invention, innovation & design exposition. Research Innovation Business Unit, Shah Alam, Selangor, p. 34. (Submitted)

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In order to manage urban forest it is vital to know and understand the resource. It is the structure of the urban forest that provides the basis for its functions and subsequently its value as a resource. It has been stressed that inventories are an important components in the management of urban forest. As such urban tree inventory would be the first step in planning and managing the urban forest for priorities functions and values. The management of any resource needs to begin with an inventory of that resource. Planning and managing vegetation in urban area is complex, yet it can be seamlessly done using computerized tree inventory and Geographic Information System (GIS). GIS may enhance the tree inventory system with the application of mobile -based QR codes technology which could provide effective management of inventory elements, tree in particular, in urban areas to avoid project budget cutback, improve the efficiency of an existing program and educate and provide information to the public. GIS are able to store, manipulate, analyse and communicate between user and data, while mobile-based QR codes technology can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera) and processed using Reed-Solomon error correction until the image can be appropriately interpreted the tree; data is then extracted from tree patterns present in both horizontal and vertical component of the image. Urban park inventory and diversity assessments are essential to understand tree population structures and diversity status of park and provide information for biodiversity recovery planning. Unfortunately, the vast majority of park in developing countries are lack of inventory and detection data. Consequently the tree population structure and diversity status of these park are often insufficient for management (Appiah, 2013). The aim of the study is to design and develop a proposed system that can help the agency to managing the inventory of tree. The system could allow for the creation and maintenance of the inventories with attributes for each item. Botanical names and attributed is included and digital photo can be inculpated with each item. The objectives of this invention are to create a systematic Geodatabase of urban tree. It is also to develop and design 3D urban tree inventory systems for management. Lastly it is to create digital matrix bar codes for urban tree identification and classification. Using GIS as tools may help in managing system as well as increasing the ease of park management process. This system can replace the conventional method to smart management where computerized and systematic approach of database system will accelerate the tree assessment. The novelty of this invention is it can help improve the existing systems in conveying information globally. The animation can spread the uniqueness of the park and also the information about the park which indirectly help in planning. The QR code gives a better interpretation where it will enhance the visitor experience. This idea addresses the issue of the vast majority of forests or Public Park in a developing country which lacks data inventory. The invention benefits Park Manager, Local Authority and Landscape Architect.


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Abdul Raof, Muhd Hafizul Akmar
Othman, Hanisah
Abdul Malek, Shahrul Izwan
Mohd Yusof, Muhammad Rafiq
Abdul Rasam, Abdul Rauf
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Geographic information systems
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmentalism. Green movement
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Event Title: IIDEX 2014: invention, innovation & design exposition
Event Dates: 28 March 2022 - 25 August 2022
Page Range: p. 34
Keywords: Urban forest; Tree inventory; Geographic Information System (GIS); QR codes technology
Date: 2014
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