Open Foris materials

materials

ForestCalc Consulting is promoting use of R and new open-source tools in forestry. Therefore the primarily interest at the moment is sharing informating on FAO's Open Foris tools that are appropriate for any forest inventory case - from small inventory projects to national level programmes.

Manual: Saiku with Open Foris Calc
Later more materials will be available at this site!




ForestCalc software

ANNOUNCEMENT: These tools are not maintained anymore!

materials

Once upon a time ForestCalc (FC) tools were programmed using Visual Basic 6.0. However, VB 6 can not be considered as a living programming language, and codes were not moved to MS Studio. These software are shared here as FREEWARE and as they are. Warning: Old VB programs may not work in Windows 10...



ForestCalc Standard 4.4.2 (MSI) installation package (3.8 Mb)
ForestCalc Inventory (MSI) installation file (6.1 Mb)

* * Sample data for FC Inventory, Area code = 1
* * README.TXT

MANUALS
ForestCalc Standard - Käyttäjän opas (Suomeksi; in Finnish)
ForestCalc Standard - Tekninen opas (Suomeksi; in Finnish)
ForestCalc Standard - User's guide (in English)
ForestCalc Standard - Technical guide (in English)

ForestCalc Inventory - User's guide (in English). Updated 12.7.2012
ForestCalc Inventory - Technical guide (in English). Updated 12.7.2012


ForestCalc and Windows problem cases. Read more here.


About Open Foris Collect

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Open Foris Calc is robust, modular browser-based software for analysis and reporting of results of sampling based natural resource assessments. Open Foris Collect provides a flexible solution for field data management, allowing full customization of inventory structure, variables and data checks. Collect promotes data quality through an integrated data entry and data cleansing workflow. Collect introduces the concept of the Inventory Data Metamodel (IDML), a formal description (i.e., metadata) of the types of variables, classifications and coding schemes used by the inventory. All inventories documented in this way may be entered and retrieved through a user-friendly interface, without additional programming.

About Open Foris Calc

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Open Foris Calc is robust, modular browser-based software for analysis and reporting of results of sampling based natural resource assessments. It allows expert users to write custom R modules to perform country/inventory-specific calculations. Reporting and visualization of results is done through open-source software Saiku.