In May-June 2012 ThinkSpatial undertook the Mobile Laser Scanning of 7kms of Geelong Rd for the Greening the West Alliance (City West Water, VicRoads, three councils, and other participants). The data collection component took a single day (compared to weeks of on-foot feature survey) and the data processing (for engineering purposes) a few weeks.
In addition to the extensive feature data collected, the location, height, and diameter of every tree along the 7km route was mapped. This data was then uploaded to mobile devices (iPad) and a field assessment of the tree species and health was performed. The resulting information was provided to the Greening the West program as digital data and via an interactive webmap.