Tree Plotter Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Tree Plotter

Better Your Technology. Better Your Forest

4.51/5 (47 reviews)

Tree Plotter overview

TreePlotter™ Software from PlanIT Geo is a cloud-based urban forestry software solution designed specifically to support the plotting of tree inventories and the management of their data with a range of tools. Existing tree inventories can be imported, while new ones can be intuitively built by adding tree points and defining information attributes to an online map. Although GPS-capable, the browser-based application promises to replace typical GPS-powered inventory solutions with Geographic Information System (GIS) and web hosted technology accessible to any connected device.

Suited for deployment by towns, city and state planners, non-profits and private tree care firms; with subscription price plans capable of processing up to 4k, 40k and an unlimited number of trees. Core functionality features then go on to include multiple, secured user accounts with privilege permissions depending on the type of application. Users can then add/edit tree data points on the geographical map display, using the tree Details form to manage inventory information more quickly thanks to "Load Last" and geocoding services for auto-populating spatial details. Tree points can then be viewed within Google Maps' Street View, subject to local service support, with current map extents or the apps "interactive legend" options savable to a web URL for easy sharing. Other notable aspects include data export to CSV or shapefile format, a mass update tool for applying batch data changes to multiple trees, plus a selection of add-on modules for optional feature expansion.

Pricing

Starting from
$1500/year
Pricing options
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 5 other markets, Europe, Germany, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish and 21 other languages, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Tree Plotter screenshot: Tree Plotter is an inventory management application for urban forestry, using Google Map services to plot tree locations without the need for GPSTREE PLOTTER by Plan-It GeoTree Plotter screenshot: Tree Plotter promises a design optimized for running across desktop browsers, tablets and smartphones without additional installationTree Plotter screenshot: Legend and filterTree Plotter screenshot: ReportsTree Plotter screenshot: Superior reports with the ability to include multiple reports. Tree Plotter screenshot: Example of a Tree Plotter demo app showing the points on the map below the floating Tree Details and Legend panelsTree Plotter screenshot: The Map item within the Toolbar shows Map Properties where the type of map display can be altered to aid visibilityTree Plotter screenshot: Select a tree point to view it within the inventory and edit any details within the Tree Details panelTree Plotter screenshot: Password protected usernames for multiple account login levels provide secured authentication for application accessTree Plotter screenshot: The tree details form is shown as map data points are added, edited, moved or deleted from a tree inventoryTree Plotter screenshot: Data management is made possible via several tools including the common manipulation of records within the inventory data table, plus the lookup table editorTree Plotter screenshot: The Exporter tool enables users to export tree data, including subsets of filtered data, to CSV or shapefile formatTree Plotter screenshot: The Advanced Filter tool is able to filter data down to specified subsets before exportTree Plotter screenshot: Geocoding services are used when new map points are created to auto-populate location information and details such as address and cityTree Plotter screenshot: Tree points can also be viewed from within Google Street View, conditional to geographical areas covered by the serviceTree Plotter screenshot: The interactive legend panel colour codes chart data across various fields, updating in real time as new fields or filters are addedTree Plotter screenshot: The mass update tool allows users to select a batch of trees and apply a single data update to all of them at onceTree Plotter screenshot: The interactive map URL feature is used to save current map extent and interactive legend options to a unique web URL that can be sharedTree Plotter screenshot: Report Matrix

Tree Plotter reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  4.4
  4.4
  4.3
  4.8
Elise Willis

Plan-it Geo is a professional, hard-working company with a fantastic product I'm proud to use.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

With Tree Plotter we engage the public to plot private yard trees on our map, view public trees, and take self-guided tree walks. This enables us to better understand the composition of our urban forest and associated ecosystem benefits calculations. Not to mention, people will learn about the trees around them and hopefully become more informed about trees and advocate for planting and proper care. Tree Plotter also allows us to track our organization's tree planting and tree care activities on a digital map, for the first time! We also engage volunteers to survey trees in several programs, providing regular data on the status and needed care for young urban trees. Our organization needed a platform to 1) engage the public in plotting trees, and 2)help us manage our programs better. We reviewed several tree mapping software programs/providers, and chose to subscribe to Plan-it Geo's Tree Plotter system because we felt that the team and products would best suit our needs for the present and near future. The customer service is fast and attentive, with a skilled team that works with us to craft a custom map that we can use effectively. The software is user-friendly and highly customizable, which helps us create a tool that does what we want and looks how we want it to look. They also have several add-on tools that you can purchase when you have funding, or leave out if you don't need it. Being able to pay for what you need and not what you don't was a nice model for us.

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Gerry Bates

Easy to learn, easy to use, and accurate. Reports are great!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-11
Review Source: Capterra

I work in the Idaho Community Forestry Program. The State is supplying Tree Plotter at no cost to Idaho cities so that a statewide tree inventory is developed. It's easy to train volunteers or employees to use, it's cloud based including photos of the individual trees. And, the reports generated from inventory results offer much needed information that influences urban forestry management and planning decisions. The accuracy of the GPS coordinates is terrific, this helps not only for street trees, but for locating trees growing in parks and green ways. Data collection can be done using any device that has an internet connection, eliminating the need for expensive equipment such as a Trimble.

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Greg Howe

Tree Plotter is SO Much MORE then a Tree Inventory System

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-14
Review Source: Capterra

The customizing process was very well handled by the Plan-It Geo staff. They asked lots of questions and made quick changes and updates as Forestry staff began to use the software and found things they didn't like or wanted in another place in the database. As Forestry staff have continued to evolve the database whenever they needed assistance with Tree Plotter by either sending an email or by using the in app support responses were quick.Completely customizable to include whatever information you want to collect. Scalable to your needs: Tree Plotter can be a simple, basic tree inventory database or by adding desired modules it can become a full fledged work management system. Or you can do appraisals or risk assessments. Its up to your needs and budget. Information can be exported for use in ArcGIS. Some lists you can edit yourself such as adding tree species, there by speeding up adding new trees to your inventory and not needing to send a support ticket to have a tree name added.

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John Harris

Review from John Harris of Earth Advisors

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-09
Review Source: Capterra

The simplistic user interface makes it easy to learn and use, but having the data input window scroll and reset each time a data field is entered takes time to scroll back to the next data field to enter and is frustrating. The background aerial photos work well, but we want to be able to zoom to smaller scale in the Google Earth Map than the overall Tree Plotter subscription for the aerials allows. We usually download the shp files and make our own ArcGIS maps so we can input our company title block and needed labeling, and to allow for setting the print scale to not have overlapping points. We continue to use and expand our use of Tree Plotter, and continue to provide useful feedback and revision ideas to Plan It Geo staff for improving the program. Thanks for working with us for a better shared environment.Operates well in any mobile device we have used from tablets and handheld data recorders to phones. The real time and multi user environment allows us to both monitor our staff in the field and also for everyone to work cooperatively in completing inventories and damage assessments. We use Tree Plotter for full landscape inventories and contractor work audits, as well as tree surveys and tree inventories.

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Katie Kosanke

Tree Plotter Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

This has been incredibly helpful for our data collection methods, which were previously collected on paper then inputted in to the computer. It has streamlined this process to a great extent!Efficient data collection. Ease of use. Data compilation to show summary. Sorting capabilities.

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Tree Plotter pricing

Starting from
$1500/year
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Base (up to 4000trees) = $1,500 per year
Complete 1 Yr (up to 40k trees) = $3,000 per year
Complete 3 Yr (up to 40k trees) = $8,000 for 3 years
Treemium = Contact for custom quote

(Add-on feature modules available at additional cost)

Tree Plotter features

API
Client Portal
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

Accounting Integration (64 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (100 other apps)
Activity Tracking (63 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (85 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (72 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (76 other apps)
Calendar Management (79 other apps)
Electronic Payments (65 other apps)
Invoice Management (98 other apps)
Search Functionality (70 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Additional information for Tree Plotter

Key features of Tree Plotter

  • API
  • Charting
  • Configurable workflow
  • Custom fields
  • Custom landing pages
  • Customer management
  • Customer portal
  • Customizable templates
  • Data export
  • Data filtering
  • GPS
  • GPS integration
  • Geocoding
  • Geographic maps
  • Geolocation
  • Interactive legend
  • Interactive map URL
  • Inventory management
  • Job management
  • Mass update
  • Mobile integration
  • Multi-location
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Offline access
  • Password management
  • Permission management
  • Real time data
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Risk assessment
  • Secure data storage
  • Secure login
  • Site design
  • Surveying
  • Toolbar
  • Tree tours
  • User photos
  • Vegetation mapping
  • Work history
  • Work order management
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Benefits

Tree Plotter promises to provide a customized tree inventory management app that is cloud-based to provide real time access and mobile support that requires no GPS functionality while also workable offline.

The software boasts integration with industry standards such as CTLA appraisals and TRAQ risk assessment, while API integrations are available with the enterprise-level Treemium pricing plan.

Connectivity with Google Maps and the Street View service allows tree points to be viewed in their virtual locations, with geocoding used to auto-populate spatial data as new tree points are added to the map.

A dedicated "Load Last" button populates the data fields within the Tree Details form for a new tree point, automatically entering the same information from the previous tree opened, streamlining the quick collection of similar trees and eliminating redundant data entry.

Optional add-on modules expand the standard software's capability and include work order management, jobs, eco benefits, offline collector, tree appraisal and risk assessment, plus the addition of a custom application landing page and an interactive virtual tree tour.