Silvacom’s Online Model Provides Innovative Solutions
Through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model, Silvacom has developed a suite of applications that focus on forest planning and operations. By delivering GIS and data management services through the Internet, organizations do not have to invest in their own infrastructure and staff to build and maintain expensive systems.
Silvacom has designed award-winning graphical interfaces that make it easy to use our web applications.
Users operate within a secure web environment to input information, extract data, generate analytical reports and create maps for distribution or printing.
Silvacom’s suite of online forest management applications includes the following:
FMS (Forest Management System):
Spatial Data Exchange
Harvest Planner is a comprehensive forest planning application for creating and managing planned cut blocks, roads, and crossings – with full spatial editing, block processing and reporting.
Silviculture Planner is a comprehensive geospatial silviculture planning and reporting tool. The Silviculture Planner application includes automatic generation of prescribed silviculture activities, full spatial editing capabilities for activities, import of spatial data from external sources, and input utilities for survey data. Advanced features include a wealth of canned reports (e.g. liability report), as well as strata-balancing functions, and streamlined submission protocols for transferring ARIS data to government systems.
Spatial Viewer is a general purpose web GIS for viewing and exploring all spatial data layers hosted within the Silvacom Online system. This is an easy-to-use web utility that puts geospatial information into the hands of both technical and non-technical users.
Harvest Tracker is a database interface for displaying and managing key dates and related block attributes (such as volume information at the block harvesting stage).
SHS Manager is a specialized geospatial and statistical application that incorporates a prescribed “spatial harvest sequence (SHS)” to manage and report planned variances from the AAC block schedule.
Maps Online is an effective and intuitive web application for users to easily generate common “canned” production maps required for the woodlands operations. Maps are purpose-built and designed in consultation with our clients. High quality cartographic products are produced using the latest Esri and graphics design technology.
File Exchange is a general purpose file storage system for storing and retrieving documents within the Silvacom Online system. This repository is secure and user-managed – and used as a document management platform for storing generated maps and reports using Silvacom Online services.
Spatial Data Exchange is a simple to use check-in/check-out tool to exchange spatial data between a user’s desktop GIS system and the Silvacom Online data warehouse.
Silvacom Online – Supporting Applications
A full-featured and purpose-built application designed to manage stakeholder engagement information, contact data and communications details. Specific information is available at www.consultationtracker.com.
Land Use Tracker
A web application to track and manage timber damage assessment and collection activities between forestry companies and other stakeholders on the land base.
Road Use Agreements
An application designed to manage road use agreements, service charges and invoicing.
An easy-to-use utility to extract spatial data from Silvacom Online for offline GIS geoprocessing, mapping or custom analysis and reporting.
Silvacom’s Forest Management System is Comprehensive and Cost Effective
Silvacom has developed a sophisticated suite of online forest management applications. We continue to invest in existing applications as well as in creating new web-based services.
Silvacom’s consulting groups provide real-world testing and end-user feedback that significantly improves performance and user experience. Customization is often required to fit our clients’ needs. Completely new, company-specific applications are developed on a project-by-project basis and deployed within the Silvacom Online system.