AN online platform for woodland owners and managers has undergone a ‘significant upgrade’ to provide users with new functionality. 

myForest, a flagship project of Oxfordshire-based charity Sylva Foundation, is a platform designed to help along the journey of creating and managing forests, supporting land managers through regulation and good practice.

Following its most recent development as part of the Northwoods Innovation Programme, users can now create and download geospatial pdf maps for use in the field with third-party mobile technology.

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The upgrade gives woodland owners and agents the opportunity to download their mapped compartments, sub-compartments, and features, as well as assess their live location. This means myForest users will be able to carry out their work more efficiently, reducing the need for specialist knowledge while incorporating these mapping practices into their everyday creation and management processes.

George Dennison, myForest manager, said: “The myForest team is thrilled to have launched this cutting-edge functionality, enabling users to take the work they’ve done in myForest out into the field with them. 

“It is also hoped that with the ability to download geospatial maps from myForest, landowners and agents will now be better placed to work with contractors onsite, providing all parties with greater confidence in the outlined operational plans.”

Rosanna Curtis, Northwoods project manager, said: “We are proud to be part of the development of innovative tools that will help land and woodland owners map and manage their woodlands and improve the flow of benefits from the woodland.”