This project is seeking
to determine the need to provide a tool to supply information in a meaningful
and efficient way by developing a user-friendly interface to make plot data
more visual and easier for resource managers to understand. A PC user will be
able to query either summarized or raw data from within a Graphical User Interface
linked to the spatial elements. Clicking on a plot symbol (or strata symbol)
from an ArcView session will display a variety of data elements (tables, graphs,
photos, simulations) depending on the type of analysis being performed. The
user will not need special training in GIS or FIA data processing, simply the
ability to point and click on a plot location. This will improve the presentation
of FS resource information.
San Dimas T&D Center is currently working with Forest Service developers and industry to investigate current and future software applications that will provide the necessary tools to meet the requirements of this project.
Status: This project is complete.
With the release of the Geospatial Interface 1.0.1 the Forest Service has an easy to use tool available for resource managers and all GIS users to view and query core resource information in a GIS environment.