DESIGNING A WEB APPLICATION FOR NECIP FAZIL KISAKUREK PARK, KAHRAMANMARAS, TURKEY
TURKISH JOURNAL OF FOREST SCIENCE
As we all know; trees are the true assets of urban areas and they are also part of our community's infrastructure. Thus, they require care and maintenance same as other public properties in the cities. Trees may cause personal injury or property damage without proper care. The aim of this study was to design a web application for the Necip Fazil Kisakurek Park, located in the district of Onikisubat, Kahramanmaras, Turkey. This study was conducted in two parts. In the first part, an inventory
... trees in the park was conducted. GPS coordinates, tree height, diameter at breast height, tree type (Deciduous/Evergreen) of each individual tree were gathered with ground measurements and field observations. Attributes of 70 trees were retrieved during the inventory. After the tree inventory, a total of 19 different species were identified where Fraxinus was found to have the largest number of trees with 18 in the study area. In the second part, a database was designed for the trees inventoried and then two web apps (applications) were created. The first web app was created for general public using ArcGIS Online. Attributes of each tree are given to the user via popup window in this web app. This app is publicly accessible and users may interact with the app via browsers by personal computers, tablets, or smartphones. The second web app is designed for local government utilities only in order to manage tree information in the Necip Fazil Kisakurek Park. With this app, local authorities will be able to edit and update tree information in the park. This app will only be accessible to local authorities and not to general public.