Green Timber Consulting Foresters, Inc.
11521 DesRochers Road
Pelkie, Michigan 49958

office: 906.353.8584
mobile: 906.281.4832
 
 
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What is Global Information Systems (GIS)

GIS uses computer hardware, software and geographic data to capture, manage, manipulate, analyze and display a variety of information. Listed below are examples of information used in GIS. 

  • Aerial Photos
  • Topographical Maps
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Hydrology
  • Roads
  • Political Boundaries
  • GPS Points

Purpose
The use of GIS in forestry applications is vast and diverse.

  • Acquire, Organize and Manage Information
    • Ownership
      • Changes in land ownerships
    • Forest Type
      • Management scheduling and analysis
    • Soil Type
      • Categorization and forest management planning
    • Wetlands
      • Categorization and analysis
    • Roads/Trails
      • Access efficiency and planning

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What is Global Positioning System (GPS)

GPS uses satellites orbiting the earth to triangulate the 2-D position (measured using latitude and longitude) and to track GPS receiver movement.

Purpose
The use of GPS in forestry applications is vast and diverse.

  • Determining Locations of Select Features
    • Known locations are uploaded onto GPS units for field use
    • Unknown locations are determined in the field and recorded onto GPS units.
      • Property Corners
      • Forest Management Units
      • Forest Inventory Points
      • Wildlife/Wetland Concerns
      • Roads/Trails
      • Structures
      • Special Features

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Mapping Services

Green Timber uses a combination of the latest GIS and GPS technologies/equipment to deliver a state of the art mapping service to our clients. This service promotes:

  • Management Organization
  • Management Efficiency
  • Management Accuracy

We generate maps highlighting various property features customized for specific projects including, but not limited to:

  • Forest Inventories
  • Timber Sale Areas
  • Roads/Trails
  • Forest Stands
  • Lakes/Streams
  • Property Location
  • GPS Locations
  • Special Features such as Buildings and Hunting Blinds
  • Natural Features such as a Natural Spring or Eagle's Nest

All the maps that we create are considered forestry maps not surveyed maps.  Although we can produce maps with a high level of accuracy, only an experienced professional surveyor can locate your exact property boundaries.  Please contact us if you need the services of a qualified surveyor.

Below are 3 example maps created for a client.
Click on each map to view a larger .PDF version.

Timber Sale Map Management Plan Map Inventory Map
     

 

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