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U.S. Forest Service
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United States Department of Agriculture

GIS & Spatial Analysis

Digital Mobile Sketch Mapping

DMSM is tablet hardware, software, and back end data support processes (ArcGIS Desktop Tools) that allow trained aerial surveyors, in light aircraft, and ground observers to record forest disturbances and their causal agents. DMSM replaces the legacy Digital Aerial Sketch Mapping (DASM) and will greatly enhance the quality and quantity of forest health data while improving safety by integrating with programs such as operational remote sensing (ORS) which uses satellite imagery to monitor disturbances.

Digital Mobile Sketch Mapping Information
Code Lists and Notes XLSX PDF
Damage Type List Microsoft Excel File 14KB  
Host List Microsoft Excel File 32KB Adobe Acrobat File 813KB
Damage Causing Agent (DCA) List Microsoft Excel File 55KB  
DCA Revision Notes Microsoft Excel File 37KB  
2015 DCA List Overhaul Microsoft Excel File 37KB Adobe Acrobat File 290KB
Documentation and Tutorial SWF PDF
DMSM User's Manual ver. 2.0   Adobe Acrobat File 1.9MB
DMSM How to Create a Tile Package (TPK)   Adobe Acrobat File 710 KB
Updates to Forest Health Survey with DMSM (Draft)   Adobe Acrobat File 430KB
DMSM Adobe Flash (SWF) Tutorial Adobe Flash File