Canadian Biomass Magazine

MHG tool manages forests

January 29, 2015
By Amie Silverwood

Jan. 29, 2015 - Forest Owner Mobile expands MHG Systems' application portfolio to the consumer sector by introducing real-time forest planning tools to forest owners' mobile devices.

The Forest Owner Mobile application was released at the joint seminar of the Finnish Forest Management Association and the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners in Tampere. This easy-to-use application introduces forest planning tools to mobile devices and shows how much income from felling is immediately available, what kind of forest management measures should be undertaken and how much it would cost to outsource these tasks. Forest Owner Mobile is a great and helpful tool for conscientious forest owners to independently manage their forest properties. It can also be used to record and update completed forest management measures. As a result, the application allows forest owners to see a real-time overview of their forest properties and to actually affect the sales and forest management measures to be taken.

Forest Owner Mobile will be available for download from Google Play, Windows Phone and the App Store in March 2015. MHG Systems will release Pro and Premium versions of the application in 2015. These versions are designed to meet the special needs of forest management associations, forest service companies and active forest owners who seek to optimise the profit and value of their forest properties.

Several forest owners, forest service companies and forest management associations from various parts of Finland have participated in the development and field testing of this application. This brand new application is also an important added-value service for the MHG Biomass Manager service and for the Forest Information System for Mountain Areas, which MHG Systems is developing for the EU funded SLOPE project.


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