Use GIS and mapping to communicate your plan and support your operations. Effective spatial data management, mapping and analysis can provide meaningful support to your organizations' goals. Forsite has staff across Western Canada that are focused on the use of spatial data mapping and analysis tools to support our clients’ success. From effective maps to complex spatial analysis routines and custom software, our expertise can help you get at the information you need to be successful.
Information is important to you and your business. Getting access to the information you need is critical. Forsite provides data hosting services to support forest and land management clients. From custom databases and specific webmapping applications to integrated custom or off-the-shelf applications, we can support your organization through data hosting and management services.
Forsite’s experience with coordinating LiDAR and imagery acquisition projects and our expertise in working with these data sources will help ensure maximum value from your LiDAR or imagery investment.
As LiDAR and/or imagery acquisition managers, we will:
Forsite offers a comprehensive line of LiDAR analysis and processing services ranging from initial classification (or re-classification) of raw LiDAR point cloud data to a suite of customizable value-added products.
Some of our LiDAR-derived value added product options include:
We provide efficient operational planning using detailed point feature information from LiDAR data combined with 3D softcopy imagery. Forsite’s team of experienced planners using 3D and LiDAR-based planning tools increase efficiency and reduce the costs of operational planning.
Our team uses LiDAR based technologies to calculate individual tree volumes and species identification in combination with LiDAR-based terrain tools and 3D softcopy technologies. We are able to design roads, stream crossings, locate cutblock boundaries based on timber values and engineering constraints and account for stream and riparian locations with a high degree of confidence and accuracy.
Forsite has developed an ArcMap .NET Add-in which helps planners to layout roads, run deflections lines, analyze slope profiles of roads/streams/slopes, and summarize inventory attributes for a proposed block on the fly. ArcMap is the preferred environment for planning since it contains the relevant context information needed to support decision making around block and road design (e.g. orthos, forest cover, LiDAR EFI, contours, streams, OGMAs, UWR, existing infrastructure). Prior to the development of this Add-in, planners would have to switch between ArcMap and other software like RoadEng or Terrain. By having all the tools you need in one environment, it greatly improves efficiency.
At Forsite, we use state-of-the-art remote sensing analysis techniques as tools for developing and implementing innovative solutions individually tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Our experience with remote sensing analysis spans various sectors including forestry, environment, mining, and urban.
Examples of our recent Remote Sensing Analysis projects include:
Forsite is a leader in delivering services to help meet government reporting requirements. We offer clear per submission rates and our professional team will facilitate in efficiently processing submissions for permitting, reforestation or other purposes.
We can also provide cost effective and mobile ready custom Stakeholder Databases to assist with stakeholder communications and reporting. For information on Stakeholder Database services contact our Alberta office.
Information management solutions are important components of successful forest and land management. Focused implementation can improve efficiencies, create quality control parameters, support reporting and provide access to information that is needed to make informed decisions. Whether it is the development of a custom solution to support efficient recce and timber development programs or an effective way to manage your silviculture data.
We provide cutting edge web-mapping data services in support of on-off project based web-mapping. We can create custom databases or can enhance your ongoing subscription based services to support both your internal and external access to spatial data and maps. Web mapping tools support data mining, creation of basic maps and the viewing of your data with a variety of background data sources including imagery.
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Forsite’s geographic diversity and size provides economies of scale to deliver quality, timely and cost effective forest management services throughout Western Canada.Contact Us
If you have a strong passion for forestry and would like to be part of a professional, fun, and exciting team with opportunities for growth using the latest in forest technology, then Forsite may be the company for you. In addition to a challenging and rewarding work environment, Forsite provides flexible schedules, competitive wages, a solid benefits package, supported professional development, and a company matched pension program.Learn More