Malcolm Knapp Research Forest maintains an extensive GIS database, available for students, researchers and faculty members. The database was initiated in 1989 and contains up-to-date spatial and non-spatial information in a variety of formats. Some of the feature classes included in the database are listed below:
- MKRF boundary
- Woodot boundary
- Contour lines – 5 m interval
- Recreational trails
- Biogeoclimatic maps
- Forest cover
- Up-to-date harvesting
- Research project locations
- Research installation locations
- Forest development plan
- Color orthophoto – 25 cm resolution (2010)
- Planting and silviculture information
The GIS database implementation uses a multi-user model based on ESRI‘s ArcSDE software, which is used to serve data stored in a high performance relational database management system (Oracle 11g).
ArcSDE is an advanced spatial data access server, providing a gateway for storing, managing, and using spatial data in a DBMS for multiple client applications (e.g., ArcIMS, ArcGIS Server, or ArcGIS Desktop).
For more information on Malcolm Knapp Research Forest’s GIS system, to get access to the Web-based Mapping System or to request GIS data, please contact Ionut Aron, Geospatial Database Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.