How to ‘query’ your TreeWorks data.
1. TreeWorks incorporates a ‘query tool’
users in asking questions of the data in their inventory. The query tool will
identify data based on specific site attributes, geographic location, or a
combination of physical and geographic features.
2. Let’s explore a hypothetical query situation to learn how to narrow a larger
dataset into more meaningful categories.
3. Now let’s say we want to identify all the trees on Cheshire Ave. (location)
which have planned pruning tasks (maintenance task) which are high priority and
scheduled for the future.
4. We want to query only tree sites, so select ‘tree’ from the ‘site type’
dropdown menu. Now, to locate only those trees on Cheshire Ave., select the
appropriate street from the ‘Roads’ dropdown menu.
5. Since we want to query trees on Cheshire Ave with planned maintenance tasks
we’ll now select the ‘query by maintenance info’ tab to select additional data
to refine our query.
6. Since we’re searching for planned prunings on Cheshire Ave select ‘prune’
from the dropdown menu adjacent to ‘task’. Since we only wish to identify those
which are scheduled as hi priority, select according to the page below. After
clicking ‘select’ your search results are revealed on your TreeWorks desktop.
7. Now we’ve identified the one scheduled pruning on Cheshire Ave previously
scheduled as "hi priority".
You can also select Tree Sites
or any other layers in ArcGIS using the
Select by Attributes or
Select by Location methods in ArcMap, when you make a selection using other
methods the TreeWorks Query tool will recognize and display the number of trees
that are currently selected on the map.