The Totally Re-Designed Forestry GIS plugin to the TatukGIS Editor

The FGIS plugin

Forestry GIS (FGIS), a plugin to the TatukGIS Editor product, extends the features of the Editor with a simple, easy-to-use, and customizable suite of tools aimed at making forestry and land management professionals' jobs easier. As a plugin to the Editor, FGIS requires the Editor in order to function and retains all the Editor’s features. (The FGIS plugin was developed using the Editor’s built-in scripting features.)

The FGIS plugin can be used to update Acres (or any shape measurement) values for all polygons in a vector layer or display the Acreage (or any shape measurement) for all selected shapes in the view.  The FGIS plugin has tools for easily making polygons that share coincident boundaries.

The FGIS window.
The FGIS plugin can generate a random or systematic sample of points within an area.  The FGIS plugin can be used to search for a given Township, Range, and Section.

The FGIS plugin can be used to generate sample points or to search for a given Township/Range/Section.
With the FGIS plugin you can easily input a traverse description into a point layer.

The FGIS plugin can be used to input a traverse description into a GIS layer.
The FGIS plugin can be used to find the best route between two points in a road network and plot the current GPS location on a map in real-time.

The FGIS plugin includes tools for finding the best route and for displaying the GPS location in real-time.
The FGIS plugin is totally customizable and includes a detailed survey data input form that can be used as a template for the creation of other data input forms.

The customizable FGIS plugin data input form.
FGIS was created by a forester who is also a GIS developer, who has spent the last decade performing custom GIS development for a US state forestry program using TatukGIS and ESRI development tools. This experience provided a great deal of insight about the GIS related needs and preferences of forestry and land management professionals, which is reflected in FGIS.

The FGIS plugin is licensed per user and includes one year of updates and email support.

Purchasing Information
FGIS plugin license (including one year of updates and email support): US$49.00

To purchase a license or download the FGIS plugin, please visit

The main features of the FGIS plugin include:
  • Update Shape Measurement Fields
  • Show Shape Measurements
  • Search for Township/Range/Section
  • Generate Cruise Points
  • Add Traverse Points
  • Customizable Data Input Form
  • Spatial Selection dialog
  • Bookmarks
  • Send Map to Word
  • Make Backgrounds of Orthophotos and DRG Topo images Transparent
  • Field List Manager
  • Subtract Polygon
  • Drill Polygon
  • Populate Field Values
  • Clip Vector Layers
  • Merge Vector Layers
  • Buffer dialog
  • Convert Points to Polygon or Line
  • Image Catalog tool
  • Routing and GPS tools
  • Repath Project File
  • Summary Statistics
  • Fully customizable interface
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