FVS-EMAP is a simple tool for moving simulation results from the USDA Forest Service's Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) into the ArcView® Geographic Information System. FVS projections of a group of stands can provide many output variables projected into several future time periods. With FVS-EMAP, users can create maps by applying stand output variables for future time periods, or for one or more simulation scenarios.
Input to FVS-EMAP is generated by the FVS Event Monitor (EM), using COMPUTE keywords. All variables calculated via the COMPUTE keyword can be mapped using this process. A shapefile representing the stand boundaries is required as a "template" onto which FVS-EMAP will map EM output variables.