Maptitude uses GIS data to help manage forest assets, forest resources, and to measure environmental impacts such as deforestation. Maptitude can use spatial data in a variety of formats including those from Esri and from sources such as the USDA Forest Service and Forestry and Land Scotland. Maintaining the health and distribution of forest inventory is a primary concern of many organizations, and Maptitude can assist in these efforts through effective mapping.
Maptitude supports these forestry services:
“For special projects and reports, Maptitude provides better analysis and illustration of information. Using tabulated data, this program creates maps, charts, and graphs. For example, the extreme damage caused by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004 required immediate emergency response from the AFC.”
“Our agency of 250 employees have 65+ offices scattered throughout Alabama. We have certainly gotten our money’s worth out of the software and have produced thousands of maps using Maptitude. It is an easy program to learn and draw with. It has been used over the years to help forest landowners manage their forestland.”
“I use Maptitude from Caliper in Mass. and a Trimble GEOXM with ArcPad. Load the GIS right onto the GPS unit with an aerial photo and off you go. Used it for 6 years and have traversed several hundred acres a year for thinning.... Maptitude is 1/3 the cost of ArcMap and does more out of the box.”
“The South Carolina Forestry Commission has been looking for a low cost desktop mapping application for use by its field foresters in preparing forest stewardship and other forest management plans. After several years of looking at what was available, the Commission selected a product from Caliper Corporation called Maptitude....Consulting foresters and landowners can easily afford to explore the benefits of GIS in their daily operations. It has powerful tools that make map creation easy.”