MAGIS eXpress: spatial modeling for timber and access planning
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Janet Sullivan; J. Greg Jones; Judy M. Troutwine; Kurt Krueger; Hans R. Zuuring; B. Meneghin
Editor(s): Michael Bevers; Tara M. Barrett
Publication Year: 2004

Cataloging Information

  • GIS - geographic information system
  • MAGIS - Multi-resource Analysis and Geographic Information System
  • timber harvest
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MAGIS eXpress is a modeling system for spatially-explicit analysis of timber harvest scheduling and access management. GIS (Geographic Information System) layers are imported and used as the basis for formulating harvest and access models. Access issues that can be addressed include new road construction, existing road reconstruction, and road decommissioning. Vegetation growth is based on 'vegetative pathway' principles. Data are viewed, scenarios developed, and results analyzed using state-of-the-art ArcGIS map input screens. A MAGIS express solution includes the schedule of harvest activities and associated volumes, present net value, values predicted for individual treatment units, and the predicted vegetation distribution, including standing volume. A sample problem is presented to illustrate MAGIS eXpress uses and features.

Online Link(s):
Sullivan, Janet; Jones, J. Greg; Troutwine, Judy M.; Krueger, Kurt; Zuuring, Hans R.; Meneghin, B. 2004. MAGIS eXpress: spatial modeling for timber and access planning. Pages 79-84 In: Bevers, Michael; Barrett, Tara M. (compilers). Systems Analysis in Forest Resources: Proceedings of the 2003 Symposium. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-656. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.