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Example of Forest Information System dashboard built with the framework approach. Learn more.

6 principles that help to design a robust Forest Information System

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

Conclusion: What a Forest Information System should be!




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

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