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U.S. Forest Service
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United States Department of Agriculture

Mapping & Reporting

Data and Application Development

With the growing need to conduct complex spatial analysis and manage large datasets, the GIS and Spatial Analysis program has begun to develop applications to aid in data management and analysis. Examples of applications developed by FHTET include:

  • Digital Mobile Sketch Mapping System (DMSM)
  • Risk Modelling Application (RMAP)
  • Forest Health Advisory System

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GIS & Spatial Analysis

FHAAST supports FHP field units, the Washington Office, and partners in the use and application of geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial analysis technologies for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating spatial information related to the health of the nation's forests. FHAAST maintains national spatial databases for annual insect and disease aerial detection surveys and risk/hazard maps related to forest health. These data support upward reporting of forest health conditions to cooperators and stakeholders. FHAAST maintains a GIS laboratory that provides training and technical assistance to field personnel, develops new technology and applications for the collection and dissemination of spatial data, and produces spatial data products.

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Invasive Species Risk Assessment

The Invasive Species Risk Assessment Program (ISRA) was developed to provide information that supports the detection, prevention, and suppression of invasive forest insects and diseases. Products provided through ISRA include pest reports, introduction, establishment, susceptibility, risk assessments, hazard maps and sampling design tools.

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Remote Sensing & Image Analysis

Remote Sensing and Image Analysis program provides expertise and services in the detection, monitoring, and evaluation of forest health-related concerns.

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