DATABASE & GIS
Spatial Mappings GIS team specializes in forestry related GIS
services however, we also have extensive experience in project management,
large dataset management, specialized application design and system
Project management, application analysis, model design and database
designs can be custom tailored to our clients needs from inception
to completion. Our GIS team can also provide assessments, modifications,
and the customization of existing systems.
Spatial Mapping Ltd. offers ESRIs ARC, INFO NT, UNIX and Bentleys
GeoGraphics as GIS options.
The majority of our work currently lies in, but is not limited to,
the forest industry. Our main projects include mapping and GIS work
for large companies in the Prince George area (i.e. Canfor, Apollo
Lumber, The Pas Lumber, Lakeland Mills) and various Ministry of Forests
branches in British Columbia.
Spatial Mapping Ltd. has a strong background in database design and
creation. Our database design team specializes in end-user products.
We not only create fully functional data structures, but also develop
intuitive graphical user interfaces that can be completely customized.
Forest Cover Database: The forest cover database is a Ministry
of Forest maintained database with spatial components. The purpose
of this project was to take the format of the existing Forest Cover
Database and modify it so that it fit a new and different data model.
The idea behind this data model is to allow the most flexibility when
dealing with changes to the underlying structure while still trying
to provide the means with which to do reports in a timely and effective
SRS: SRS, the Silviculture Records Subsystem, is a database
application used by several of Spatial Mappings Prince George
area clients, including Lakeland Mills Ltd. and Carrier Lumber Ltd.
Steve is currently in charge of the maintenance of SRS, and has
previously implemented database structure modifications and application
interface customizations at the clients request. The database
back-end is currently stored in Access, and the front-end is an
Access application, heavily customized using VBA. It is expected
that SRS will eventually be made redundant by Spatial Mappings
upcoming Spatial Information System (SIS), currently under development
by a team at Spatial that includes Steve as a key member.
Spatial Information System: The Spatial Information
Systems (SIS) is an Internet based information management system
that will empower end-users, allowing forest managers and planners
to rely on timely and accurate information to conduct their business
in a time and cost effective manner. Regardless of the tasks that
need to be conducted or the format that the licensees data
is in, SIS will assimilate dissimilar data into a standard data
model and give the licensee access to view, map or analyze that
data securely over the Internet on his/her own desktop 24 hours
a day 7 days a week.