Green Timber Consulting Foresters, Inc.
11511 U.S. Highway 41
Pelkie, Michigan 49958

    office: 906.353.8584
     mobile: 906.281.4832


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (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 which may be included in a GIS.

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


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

  • Acquire, Organize and Manage Information
    • Ownership
      • Changes in land ownerships
      • Identify adjacent landowners
    • Forest Type
      • Management scheduling and analysis
      • Determine acreage by forest type
    • Soil Type
      •  Identify soil changes on an ownership
      • Use this information for management planning
    • Wetlands & Hydrology
      • Categorization and analysis
      • Layout adequate riparian management zones
    • Roads/Trails
      • Plan efficient access into a property

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