Theme maps and worksite lists are visually of high quality and they can be directly used for example as the basis for an offer for a customer. Other useful map layers include forest use announcements, background and topographical maps, Kemera data sets by the Forest Centre, harvestability, forest cover height model, roads, and nature conservation sites.
And it does not end there. The insuperability of WoodsApp when compared to other similar applications is due to its ability to reach even the lengths of technically more demanding solutions that bring clear flexibility to the everyday work of forest professionals. The Premium version users can also add and edit cutting proposals and wood assortment accruals as well as export the information to their own background system (for example Forest by Pinja) through an interface. This way the business process can continue after the selection of the site and planning on field seamlessly with signing the contract and executing the actual work.
Forest resource information is an ace up your sleeve
Ari Eini wrote as much in his blog post (available in Finnish here), and he was right. Both we the builders of information services and systems and the forest sector professionals and forest owner clients have learned to utilize digital services and there is no turning back in sight. By taking advantage of forest resource information, the productivity of forest services can be boosted significantly. This advantage is easily within the reach of forest professionals with the help of digital services. Open forest and nature information can be further refined depending on users’ needs. For example, open forest information can be enriched with the calculation of carbon captured in forests. Among others, predictions and estimations that benefit nature travel entrepreneurs or natural product companies can be made based on forest information. The opportunities are endless.
The Finnish forest information ecosystem is unique even in a worldwide comparison. Data moves within the system effortlessly thanks to the forest information standard built together, and it becomes more enriched and refined the more time it spends traveling in the ecosystem.
Smart phone applications and maps make field work effortless, as the information once written in the application does not need to be copied anywhere else. Despite all this, a pen has not been rendered utterly useless quite yet. During the cold winter weather when examining change detection sites with WoodsApp, yours truly found the benefits of a touch pen, when no removal of mittens was needed.
In addition to services and applications utilizing open forest resource information, Bitcomp is currently building the new forest resource and nature information system of Finnish Forest Centre jointly with Simosol.