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Map shows NYC needs more tree coverage

New York ranked the third lowest of the 10 cities, with only Paris and London having less tree coverage.

In an effort to promote urban tree cover, researchers at MIT’s Senseable City Lab have developedTreepedia, a platform for mapping the canopies of ten different major cities. Using Google Street View panoramas to serve as a Green View Index (GVI) to compare and evaluate green canopy coverage, Treepedia provides a visual map of trees and vegetation in Boston, Geneva, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Sacramento, Seattle, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Turin, Vancouver and of course, New York.

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