G.P.S. (Global Positioning System) Land Mapping
Forestry activities are mapped using G.P.S. receivers to accurately determine acreage. Forest stands are delineated by timber type and age for importing into G.I.S. (Geographic Information System). Special features can also be mapped, including roads, cemeteries, sensitive areas and others.
Utilizing a variety of raster data, maps of all types can be made and exported into formats so that landowners can view their property on their own computer. Forestry and property databases can be customized to meet the specific needs of our clients, including forest stand information. Property boundaries are used in the G.I.S., then all appropriate layers, such as soil maps, are clipped to the boundary for assisting in management decisions. Older photography and topographic maps are utilized in our G.I.S. systems, this helps determine old road systems that were once present and used on the property. Once identified, these old roads can be maintained for harvesting stands, without the cost of new road construction.