Support Tools and Applications
Three software tools have been developed to facilitate the process
of generating interpreted themes from TEM and PEM products. These
software tools comprise the Ecosystem-based
Resource Mapping (ERM) System and are described and available
- A ratings table tool has been developed to assist biologists
in developing wildlife habitat ratings tables. This tool ensures
that data is captured and stored according to the BC Wildlife
Habitat Rating Standards and thus will be accessible through
the provincial data warehouse.
- A modeling tool has been developed to assist biologists in
populating ratings tables. It provides definitions, concepts,
and structure to document the decisions and automate the process.
Users of this modeling tool are cautioned that currently there
are no standards describing how this tool must be used. However,
the user's guide provides a rigorous method.
- A mapping tool has been developed to apply the ratings to
an ecosystem map. Users of this mapping tool are cautioned that
there are no standards for mapping wildlife habitat ratings.
Both the ratings table tool and the mapping tool have been developed
for two platforms: (1)ArcView and desktop, and (2) ArcINFO Workstation.
The ArcINFO workstation tools tend to have less functionality.
Tools for ArcView 3.2 and desktop
Creating and Manipulating Ratings Tables, Data Validation
Populating Ratings Tables
Tools for ArcINFO Workstation
Data Capture, Creating Ratings Table
A data capture and reporting application for the
Wildlife Habitat Assessment Form(FS882(5))