Certification Bodies - Survey of mapping systems, mobile technologies and GIS platforms

1. Certification Bodies: Survey of GIS, GPS and Mapping technologies

 
FSC is continually looking at ways in which it can strengthen the brand and improve the value of certification. With the support of the European Space Agency (ESA), FSC has initiated TransparentForests, a feasibility study to design and evaluate a web based Forest Certification Information System, which would have the capability to generate and store EO maps, GPS derived data, and other spatial information that will be useful within certification. TransparentForests outputs will also be exportable to support audit reports.

For background information on the project, please see:

https://ic.fsc.org/transparent-forests.552.htm (Project results and reports are being posted on this website, as soon as they are ready).

http://iap.esa.int/projects/transparentforests.

To get a better understanding of what GIS, GPS and mapping systems forest certification auditors currently use and the related technical skills, we are undertaking a baseline survey of as many auditors who undertake FSC FM Certification as possible.

Any information you provide will used in an aggregated and unattributed form. We will provide everyone who participates in this survey with a synopsis of what the current practice is across all the CBs, once we have collated all the responses.

This survey should not take more than 15-20 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions or would like to provide additional information, please contact:
Tim Synnott on e-mail timsynnott@prodigy.net.mx or call +(52) 844 4182183 OR
Charles Crosthwaite Eyre, e-mail charles.eyre@eyreconsulting.co.uk or call +(44) 7730 304 290.
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1. Please could you provide the following information on yourself and your affiliation.

Please answer all questions as an individual auditor and not on behalf of your corporate affiliation unless it specifically asks.

The data will be used in aggregate form and no individual responses' data will be identifiable or published.
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