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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Urban Heat and Tree Mapping of Adelaide Metropolitan Area

This project was commissioned in 2022 to capture data on tree canopy, green spaces, permeable and impermeable surfaces, building footprints and urban heat across the entire metropolitan Adelaide footprint.

It builds on a range of projects undertaken by local government between 2016 and 2020.

It was led by Green Adelaide in partnership with DEW and 18 local governments across metropolitan Adelaide, the Department for Infrastructure and Transport and Preventive Health SA (formerly Wellbeing SA).

The project used LiDAR technology and thermal imagery and has provided the first contiguous dataset across metropolitan Adelaide for tree canopy and urban heat. 

Launch the map viewer (left) to see the tree canopy, green spaces, built environment and urban heat data captured for the 2022 project, as well as the data captured between 2016 and 2020, and the results of an analysis to compare changes over time.

For more information about this project, visit the Green Adelaide website​ or access the technical reports on the left. Much of this data contained in the viewer can also be downloaded via Data.SA.​