Once a map has been drawn up it could be cast in stone for a number of years. Fortunately, there is no need for the clientele to risk their ventures with land. They have digital map imaging services to fall back on now. These are fully backed by industry experience and expertise which all began with appropriate qualifications. Also, the correct tools are being utilized to provide clients with accurate mapping procedures.
It is said that no forestry consultant worth his pinch of salt will be working with, dare it be said, Google maps. What will be utilized by industry experts will be the GIS industry standard of the Arcmap software. This is being used today to manufacture the appropriate digital forestry map and then go on to georectify it. The cartographer can manufacture a map to client specifications, whether they be contractors or landowners.
The work does not end there. The qualified, experienced and dedicated cartographer goes on to maintain a map library. This allows for consistency and updating, as and when required in the future. Land tracts are used to put together current imagery in order to fully capture just harvested stands for accurate calculations of acreage use. Services being offered by the resourceful cartographer today include the provision and utilization of online ESRI mapping resources and the creation of images to do with soil, topo and street map presentations and identifications.
Photointerpretation work is directly linked to the creation of timber stands and the presentation of natural colors, as well as CIR deliveries. Tabular data amendments can be linked to archival work. It can only be with a sense of pride, satisfaction and appreciation that accurate results are always presented to the client.