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Rocky Mountain Research Station
Software for Land Management Planning
Analysis and Geographic
MAGIS eXpress is designed for tactical-level planning of vegetation treatment projects, particularly when road access is an issue, such as treatments involving commercial timber harvest. It represents a scaled-back version of MAGIS and has some restrictions for user-defined parameters. It does, however include a dedicated solver that obviates the need for the user to obtain the commercial solver used by MAGIS.
MAGIS was developed by the Economic Aspects
of Forest Management Unit of the Rocky Mountain Research Station. located
at the Missoula Forestry Sciences Laboratory, in cooperation with the
University of Montana. The developers include Greg Jones (Principle Investigator),
Hans Zuuring (Principle Investigator,University of Montana), Janet Sullivan,
Kurt Krueger, Will Wood (former employee), and Judy Troutwine(University
of Montana). Programming partners include Scott Hassler of Hastec Associates,
Stewart Britain (ind. contractor), and Carroll Nelson and Associates.
MAGIS and MAGIS eXpress are in the public domain (software) and may be re-distributed but not sold, reverse-engineered or otherwise de-constructed.
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MAGIS requires ArcGIS 9.1 or 9.2
Spatial data in MAGIS start with GIS coverages or shapefiles. In MAGIS, spatial data are refined with GIS-derived data input screens. We use embedded ArcGIS (ArcObjects and Visual Basic) input and display screens to provide easy-to-use interfaces for model building, and data-preparation utilities for MAGIS modeling. Data entry interfaces allow the user to set up road and traffic cost, road options, and treatment options, including where timber harvest might be loaded on to the network. When MAGIS solutions are derived, GIS-based display screens allow the user to analyze the spatial and temporal aspects of the solution in a variety of ways. Read more about GIS
USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station