Resource Inventories & Mapping 2022-10-12T16:09:27-07:00

Resource Inventories & Mapping

Land use and resource planners require timely, sufficiently detailed and complete land base information in order to develop meaningful and reliable plans. Silvatech has been providing resource inventories for over 20 years. Our air photo interpeters are certified in BC, AB and Ont. to conduct VRI, AVI, GVI, PLVI and FRI forest inventories. We can help you assess your land base information needs and possibilities, acquire appropriate imagery and data, and convert that data into the type of inventory you require to meet your land and resource management needs of today.

We offer inventories in base features, urban and industrial infrastructure, topography, hydrography and wetlands, vegetation, habitats, ecosystem and Aboriginal traditional knowledge datasets; all of which are georeferenced to each other through a detailed elevation model. These data sets are then mined, classified and mapped at an appropriate resolution to produce resource information (graphics and attributes) suitable for operational, tactical and strategic level resource and land use planning. With Silvatech compiling your information, you will receive natural resource and land-base intelligence designed for integrated land management and sustainable resource management, analysis and planning.

Silvatech has been applying GIS, digital mapping and remote sensing analysis technology since 1986. Since then we have been researching and developing a multitude of applications for geomatics technology in land and resource management, including semi-automated forest inventories. Our mapping department, together with our imaging partners, offers a wide variety of digital imagery and LiDAR data sets and derived map products. We host several industry-standard digital mapping and remote sensing platforms, as well as proprietary in-house software. We offer database development, analysis and management to help you with a short term need or long term sustainability. Silvatech operates in a full digital environment and has pioneered many applications of object based remote sensing technology since 2002, and LiDAR processing and analysis since 2004. We consult closely with our subject matter experts to ensure that our mapping and data solutions reflect the best knowledge base available and make sense on the ground and other real world applications.

GIS Analysis & Databases

  • GIS data compilation and analysis
  • Database analysis, development, maintenance
  • Data mining and value adding
  • Perspective Views
  • Visual Landscape Design
  • Thematic maps

Digital Mapping & Remote Sensing

  • Imagery and LiDAR Data Acquisition
  • Data Quality Assurance
  • Image Processing and Analysis
  • LiDAR Data Processing and Analysis
  • Image/LiDAR Interpretation and modelling
  • Change Detection
  • Synthesis of GIS Files and Map Production

Inventory and Map Products

  • Planimetric and Topographic Base
  • Vegetation/Land Cover Classification (VRI, AVI, GVI, FRI)
  • Forest Operations Planning (Roads, Cutblocks, Deflection Lines)
  • Slope Thematic Maps
  • Transportation/Access Systems
  • Utility Corridors
  • Traditional Use Areas
  • Urban & Industrial Development
  • Hydrography (Lakes, Rivers, Streams)
  • Flood Hazard Modelling
  • Wetlands and Riparian Areas
  • Habitat Classification
  • Forest Inventory Enhancements
  • Vegetation Health Surveys
  • Ecosystem Classification

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