Forestry GIS (FGIS), a plug-in to the TatukGIS Editor product, extends the features of the Editor with a simple, easy-to-use, and customizable suite of tools aimed at making forestry and land management professionals' jobs easier. As a plug-in to the Editor, FGIS requires the Editor in order to function and retains all the Editor’s features. (The FGIS plug-in was developed using the Editor’s built-in scripting features.)

FGIS can be used to update Acres (or any shape measurement) values for all polygons in a vector layer or display the Acreage (or any shape measurement) for all selected shapes in the view. FGIS has tools for easily creating polygons that share coincident boundaries. FGIS can be used to generate a random or systematic sample of points (cruise points) within a given polygon area or search for a given Township, Range, and Section. With FGIS you can easily input a traverse description into a point layer. Other features include calculation of the best route between two points in a road network and plotting the current GPS location on a map in real-time.

The FGIS plugin is totally customizable by the end user and includes a detailed survey data input form that can be used as a template for the creation of other data input forms.

FGIS is created by a forester who is also a GIS developer, who has spent the last decade performing custom GIS development for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources using TatukGIS and ESRI development tools. This experience has provided a great deal of insight about the GIS related needs and preferences of forestry and land management professionals, which is reflected in FGIS. For the price of just $49, any Editor licensed user can take advantage of this value-added suite of tools.

Generate sample “cruise” points or search for a Township/Range/Section.

Customizable FGIS data input form.