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Alberta wildland fuels inventory database, crew information manual 2014

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9631
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
2014
Material Type
Manual
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
2014
Material Type
Manual
Physical Description
49 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Computer software
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9631 2014
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Software version: Alberta Wildland Fuels Inventory Database V1.4
ESRD’s Wildland Fuels Inventory Program was established in 2006 and collects fuel load information from fuel treatment sites throughout Alberta. Crews establish monitoring plots to quantify pre-burn and pre-treatment fuel load and vegetation composition, immediate post-burn and post-treatment effects, and long-term vegetative response. All this information was stored in a provincial database that was meant to be used as a decision-support tool for prescribed burn planning. However within that database, relationships between data tables were not defined and data integrity was compromised. The database, as it was originally designed, could not prevent duplicate entries and other data-entry errors, making any subsequent calculations and analyses suspect. FPInnovations analyzed the current database and the data collection methods to build the next generation database.
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Alberta wildland fuels inventory database (no data) installation and disclaimer, project update

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9630
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
May 2014
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Date
May 2014
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Computer software
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9630 2014
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Software version: Alberta Wildland Fuels Inventory Database V1.4
ESRD’s Wildland Fuels Inventory Program was established in 2006 and collects fuel load information from fuel treatment sites throughout Alberta. Crews establish monitoring plots to quantify pre-burn and pre-treatment fuel load and vegetation composition, immediate post-burn and post-treatment effects, and long-term vegetative response. All this information was stored in a provincial database that was meant to be used as a decision-support tool for prescribed burn planning. However within that database, relationships between data tables were not defined and data integrity was compromised. The database, as it was originally designed, could not prevent duplicate entries and other data-entry errors, making any subsequent calculations and analyses suspect. FPInnovations analyzed the current database and the data collection methods to build the next generation database.
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An exploration of internal decision support tools used in forest operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9334
Author
Refai, Razim
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Computer software
Operations
Harvesting systems
Simulation
Computer simulation
Series Number
Wildfire 9334 2021
PROJECT NUMBER: 301012718
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations Forestry group has developed a variety of computer-based systems or tools to aid forestry practitioners with decision making in harvest operations. These information systems, aptly called Decision Support Systems (DSS), allow the simulation of operational decisions using software applications. With these simulations, the outcomes of operational decisions can be promptly forecasted. DSSs thus allow users to compare the feasibility and economic value of different potential operational decisions.
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A comparison of four new GPS systems under forestry conditions

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40843
Author
Darche, M.-H.
Date
December 1998
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Darche, M.-H.
Date
December 1998
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Computer software
Reliability
Positioning
Operations
Global positioning system (GPS)
Series Number
Special Report ; SR-000128
Language
English
Abstract
FERIC's study consisted of a two-part comparison of four GPS systems under forestry conditions. The first part addressed the ergonomics and reliability of the physical components of the systems, as well as the software provided. The second part evaluated the positioning quality, with the goal of observing the relative performance of the GPS receivers under typical conditions and usage modes for forestry operations.
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS
Evaluation
Comparison
Software
Ergonomic evaluation
Reliability
Forestry operation
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A comparison of seven GPS units under forest conditions

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40822
Author
Courteau, J.
Darche, M.-H.
Date
April 1997
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
, Computer software, Forest operations, Comparison. Ce Rapport spécial est disponible en français
Author
Courteau, J.
Darche, M.-H.
Date
April 1997
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
32 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Computer software
Reliability
Positioning
Operations
Sample
Global positioning system (GPS)
Series Number
Special Report ; SR-000120
Language
English
Abstract
This study consisted of a comparative evaluation of seven GPS (global positioning system) units under forest conditions. The trial was divided into two parts: the first part evaluated the ergonomics and reliability of the physical components of the units, as well as the software provided with each unit: all the evaluation were conducted in the context of an average user with basic knowledge of computers. The second part of the study took the form of an operational evaluation of the units, with the goal of observing their behavior under conditions and in application typical of forest operations.
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
Evaluation
Ergonomic evaluation
Reliability
Computer software
Forest operations
Comparison
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Computer mapping programs for personal computers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39906
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
July /1993
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
July /1993
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Computer software
Silviculture
Series Number
Field Note ; General ; FN G 33
Language
English
Abstract
A survey of silvicultural contractors and forest product marketing boards in New Brunswick was conducted to determine the current practices employed for area calculation and to introduce several PC-based mapping programs for evaluation as to their potential to improve the speed and accuracy of this operation.
MAPPING
Computer software
FORS/MAP MAPPING SOFTWARE
EVALUATION
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A computer model for harvest planning

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39905
Author
MacDonald, R.P.F.
Date
May /1993
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
MacDonald, R.P.F.
Date
May /1993
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Computer software
Silviculture
Harvesting
Roads
Planning
Sample
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Costs
Series Number
Special Report ; SR-000110
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Resource Planning-Harvest Module (FRP) has developed methods and tolls for supporting area-based planning.
Harvest planning
Silvicultural prescriptions
PLANNING
COSTS
Road planning
Cut blocks
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Computer software
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Développement d'un logiciel de tronçonnage optimisé pour les tiges de bois feuillus

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5981
Author
Corneau, Yvon C.
Giroux, Y.
Date
February 2005
Edition
42279
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Corneau, Yvon C.
Giroux, Y.
Date
February 2005
Edition
42279
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
9 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Digitalization
Subject
Computer software
Optimization
Hardwoods
Series Number
General Revenue 4011
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Le Ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec (MRN) et les membres de l’industrie des bois feuillus de Forintek ont fortement recommandé l’implication de Forintek dans le développement d’un logiciel d’optimisation du tronçonnage des tiges de bois feuillus. Des évaluations préliminaires ont démontré que l’optimisation du tronçonnage des tiges de bois feuillus pouvait augmenter jusqu’à 30 % la valeur des produits. Suite à la demande du MRN et des membres de Forintek, FERIC et Forintek ont présenté des projets de recherche sur l’optimisation du tronçonnage des tiges de bois feuillus visant l’élaboration d’une stratégie de tronçonnage pour maximiser la valeur des produits finis et le développement d’un logiciel de formation pour améliorer l’efficacité des responsables du tronçonnage des tiges de bois feuillus. Forintek dispose d’une importante banque de données renfermant plusieurs études de rendement complétées dans des scieries de bois feuillus. Cette banque de données a servi à développer une matrice de la valeur des produits selon la qualité des billes et des billons pour deux essences, soit l’érable à sucre et le bouleau jaune, qui y étaient représentés en quantité suffisante. La grille de classification utilisée est celle de Petro parce qu’elle s’appuie sur des recherches sur la qualité des billes de bois franc du Laboratoire des produits forestiers de l’Est et est aussi en conformité avec les rapports publiés par le Service forestier des États- Unis. La grille de classification du MRN pour les bois feuillus a aussi été intégrée au logiciel vu son utilisation par l’ensemble des scieries du Québec possédant des CAAF. Toutes les données de rendement en volume et en valeur des produits et des sous-produits de la base de données de Forintek ont servi à monter un chiffrier Excel pour calculer automatiquement la valeur des produits pouvant être générés à partir d’une solution de tronçonnage proposée. On peut se servir de cet outil pour comparer le rendement en valeur de plusieurs solutions théoriques pour identifier celle qui maximisera la valeur des produits. Pour faciliter l’utilisation de cet outil de travail, nous avons programmé un Microflex, soit un petit ordinateur très robuste, pour maximiser l’efficacité lors des travaux terrain. Une étape importante pour l’optimisation du tronçonnage des tiges de bois feuillus a été complétée dans le cadre de ce projet de recherche. Les industriels et les manufacturiers possèdent maintenant un outil qui génère la valeur des produits et des sous-produits de l’érable à sucre et du bouleau jaune selon deux grilles de classification des billes : celle de Petro et celle du MRN. Tous les intrants dans la feuille de calcul peuvent être modifiés ce qui permet à l’utilisateur d’y intégrer ses propres qualités de billes et les résultats de tests de rendement en volume et en valeur effectués à l’interne. L’établissement de la valeur des billes selon la qualité servira à la formation des préposés au tronçonnage, à établir des priorités de tronçonnage mais aussi à dicter le coût maximum pour l’achat des bois ronds. Combiné à un système de lecteurs capables de localiser les défauts sur le tronc des arbres, un manufacturier pourrait réaliser l’optimisation du tronçonnage feuillu Une copie du rapport, les feuilles de calcul pour l’érable et le bouleau jaune ainsi que des instructions sur comment procéder se retrouvent sur le site Web de Forintek.
Bucking
Optimization
Software
Hardwoods
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Educator software user's manual : a computerized edging and trimming performance appraisal system

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub41642
Author
Tropper, William A.
Date
December 1994
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Tropper, William A.
Date
December 1994
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
42 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Computer software
Series Number
E-2149
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Educator Software
User's Manual
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Evaluation of a Lim-mit LM2200 log processor

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39921
Author
Araki, Dennis
Date
December 1991
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Araki, Dennis
Date
December 1991
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Computer software
Harvesting
Processors
Machines
Productivity
Costs
Series Number
FO Technical Note Wood Harvesting ; TN 168
Language
English
Abstract
In-woods chipping
In-woods debarking
Satellite operations
Software
COSTS
Fuji/King debarker
Bruks 1512 drum chipper
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