Michigan Department of Natural Resources Web-based Forest Inventory
Authors: Jason Stephens, Brian Maki
Michigan has developed a system that gives their natural resource managers the tools needed to manage stand-level spatial forest inventory, and track management activity on 4.6 million acres of State land. Users edit a web-based GIS system, and have access to that data in a full enterprise GIS environment, via ArcGIS desktop and Citrix. Our primary datasets are intersected in real-time, providing business data and answers. Significant efficiency increases over past protocols were realized.