This page includes information and links to support tree and forest inventory projects. A number of free and inexpensive downloads are now available for iPhone (iOS) and Android smartphones.
The page is currently under development.
What is MOTI?
MOTI takes advantage of Smartphone technology for the simple and convenient capturing of key variables concerning the condition of forests. The Android application is specifically designed for forestry professionals to capture in an easy, cost effective and reliable manner the key dendrometric variables such as basal area, number of trees per ha, tree height and stock, as a single measurement combined in a sample plot, or at the level of a stand inventory with automatic calculation of the error range of the estimations.
MOTI thus provides the solid basis for decision making directly in the forest. For example, this information can be used for tree marking or for planning measures in the context of developing a forest management plan.
The use of MOTI is not only limited to the stand level. Thanks to the possibility of capturing samples, the Smartphone application can also be used in the context of making simple inventories for a forest management unit.
MOTI was financed by the Swiss Forest and Wood Research Fund, the Cantons of Fribourg, Grisons, Lucerne, Ticino, Vaud, Valais and Zurich, and the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL.
MOTI is available to download and use at no charge.
Further information about MOTI is available here: http://www.moti.ch
The Smartphone App can be downloaded from Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS). Further details here: Google Play