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6 principles that help to design a robust Forest Information System

Costly missteps can be avoided by gaining a basic understanding of application development processes and design principles.

Alexander Watson
Jul 5, 2018 · 6 min read

Why are information systems needed?

The Forest Information System

Simplified overview of the components of a Forest Information System.
Overview of the information flow within a Forest Information System. Italic terms describe the steps of the information supported decision-making process.

Reasons for and against off-the-shelf Forest Information Systems

The modular framework approach

Design principles for the development of a customized Forest Information System

1. Principle: Build a data infrastructure that supports the information flow.

2. Principle: Find a balance between the number of features and usability.

3. Principle: A modular approach for organic growth.

4. Principle: Iterative implementation.

5. Principle: User-stories instead of feature lists.

6. Principle: Open data standards.

Conclusion: What a Forest Information System should be!

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OpenForests builds information tools to support sustainable…

Alexander Watson

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Founder and CEO of www.openforests.com Information systems to improve forest management for people and nature.

openforests

OpenForests builds information tools to support sustainable forest projects. Get in touch contact@openforests.com or learn more at www.openforests.com

Alexander Watson

Written by

Founder and CEO of www.openforests.com Information systems to improve forest management for people and nature.

openforests

OpenForests builds information tools to support sustainable forest projects. Get in touch contact@openforests.com or learn more at www.openforests.com

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