Gallery: MIT’s ‘Treepedia’ tells you how green your spot in the city ra...

MIT Senseability Lab created this insanely detailed, interactive map that lets you see how good the green canopy is in any particular area.

Trees are vital for cities: not only do they clean the air and make things prettier, but they can prevent floods and even lower temperatures. MIT Senseability Lab created this insanely detailed, interactive map that lets you see how good the green canopy is in any particular spot in the city. Each area of the city is assigned a Green View Index number that tells you if a spot is lush or a desert. Aptly named Treepedia, you can drill down and see where tree cover is making a street a healthy spot to live or play, or if it needs some tree love, stat.

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