TAG: U.S. Forest Service

Can you dig it? Space archeology, virtual reality and GIS

April 28, 2016By

Using aerial photography and GIS technology, historians, archaeologists and environmental scientists are able to look into the past and determine what actually occurred. GIS can play a huge role in archeological projects, and with the integration of virtual reality, the possibilities are even more exciting. read more

New Esri story map analyzes forest products in southern US

February 29, 2016By

A new story map developed by U.S. Forest Service researchers allows users to interactively chart the ebb and flow of forest products across the southern U.S. — and visually tells the story of the decline of the forest products industry in the South over the last decades. Using Forest Service Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data loaded onto the Esri ArcGIS... read more

U.S. Forest Service deploys Avenza PDF Maps app for firefighting

October 30, 2015By

Every year thousands of acres of forests are engulfed in fires. Recognizing the benefits of geospatial technology, the United States Forest Service (USFS) Geospatial Management Office (GMO) is using Avenza System Inc.’s award-winning PDF Maps mobile app to deliver interactive digital maps to firefighters and emergency response teams situated in forests across the United States and its territories. The USFS fights wildfires and... read more

Intergraph Government Solutions Wins USDA Contract Award

September 30, 2015By

Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) U.S. Forest Service to provide image processing software across the U.S. Forest Service enterprise. IGS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation, a Hexagon company serving the U.S. federal market. IGS will provide capabilities for core image processing and photogrammetry through Hexagon Geospatial’s Power Portfolio,... read more