Introducing Open Foris tools
CAPITALIZATION ON THE EU LAND GOVERNANCE
FAO HQ - Rome
June 28th 2018
Forestry Department, FAO
Open Foris initiative
Free and open source tools and methods for data collection, analysis and reporting
Collaboration - private and public partners; academic institutions.
Country testing - OF tools have been promoted in many countries, including those receiving
support under the UNREDD programme, REDD+/NFM cluster and Global Forest Resources
Capacity building - training sessions on all OF tools in all regions of the world.
Implementation - more than 20 countries have integrated OF tools in their forest monitoring
Software development - new and improved versions of the tools are released periodically.
Workflow in typical field assessment
and reportingSurvey definition
Calc & Saiku
Visual Data Collection
using remote sensing data
Field Data Collection
Open Foris tools work in different environments:
Linux, Windows, macOS and Android
Create a survey definition file
Collect in computer A
Collect in computer B
Open Foris Collect
NFI, SE survey,
province level Tanzania,
NFI – data mgmt.
Featured and most recent OF implementations
Open Foris and FAO Forestry collaboration
- capacity building at all stages
Future development: Open Foris Online
FAO Forestry (under UN-REDD global project) has started
developing Open Foris Online system (2018 – 2020).
Current OF tools are integrated and streamlined, and made
available to countries in a secure cloud-based environment.
This project will focus on requirements set for Forest Reference
(Emission) Level reporting, REDD+ results, and the National Forest
Monitoring Systems (NFMS).
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