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Geospatial Forestry Platform - GIS - Forestry Site Species Matching Tool - Kenya

Geospatial Forestry Platform provides a planning solution for farm and plantation forestry. The aim is to enable commercial markets to be inclusive and engage with farm and plantation forestry to manage sustainable supplies of timber.

It provides farm and plantation forestry solutions through a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) platform. The package is inclusive of a functional database related to remote sensing, SSMT (Site Species Matching Tool), climate change scenario, road network analysis, carbon monitoring, tree count, forest monitoring and any other tools identified that will add to the value proposition of this package.

Geospatial Forestry Platform provides a planning solution for farm and plantation forestry. The aim is to enable commercial markets to be inclusive and engage with farm and plantation forestry to manage sustainable supplies of timber.

It provides solutions for farm and plantation forestry in a GIS platform. The package is inclusive of a functional database related to remote sensing, SSMT (Site Species Matching Tool), climate change scenario, road network analysis, carbon monitoring, tree count, forest monitoring and any other tools identified that will add to the value proposition of this package.

Free Modules

Explore the GFP Free modules to get access to freely available datasets that give you a baseline overview of your forestry areas. Available data includes near-real-time satellite imagery with basic on-the-fly-analytics; administrative and a wide range of geographic datasets and; downloadable SSMT GeoPDF Maps of select species.

Free Modules

Explore the GFP Free modules to get access to freely available datasets that give you a baseline overview of your forestry areas. Available data includes near-real-time satellite imagery with basic on-the-fly-analytics; administrative and a wide range of geographic datasets and; downloadable SSMT GeoPDF Maps of select species.

SSMT Phones

Site Species Matching Tool Geolocator

An interactive mobile application that gives the user access to a subset of the SSMT data in your area of interest as well as areas near you. From the application the user is able to gather information relating to the suitability of growing certain commercial species in a specific area. The suitability of growing a chosen species is categorised into: Very Suitable, Moderately Suitable and Marginally Suitable.

This application is available for Android and IOS.

Paid Modules

Explore the GFP Paid modules for a more detailed look and analysis over your forestry areas of interest. The modules are individually tailored for your specific needs and include analytics such as satellite-based tree counts, monthly forest health and harvest analysis, forest resource mapping, post-fire analysis and more.

Paid Modules

Explore the GFP Paid modules for a more detailed look and analysis over your forestry areas of interest. The modules are individually tailored for your specific needs and include analytics such as satellite-based tree counts, monthly forest health and harvest analysis, forest resource mapping, post-fire analysis and more.

Our Blog

What makes a tree grow well?

Site species matching to a particular environment is a critical element for any forestry project to be successful in that the trees grown are not only suitable for the relevant market conditions but that the tree crops attain optimal growth. This means that trees planted are able to survive during the early stages of growth, are healthy and vigorous throughout their life and reach a marketable stage as quickly as possible.

Our Blog

What makes a tree grow well?

Site species matching to a particular environment is a critical element for any forestry project to be successful in that the trees grown are not only suitable for the relevant market conditions but that the tree crops attain optimal growth. This means that trees planted are able to survive during the early stages of growth, are healthy and vigorous throughout their life and reach a marketable stage as quickly as possible.

Register Online for GFP

Step 1

Register for Geospatial Forestry Platform dashboard and module access online.

Recieve Login Details - Geospatial Forestry Platform

Step 2

You will be contacted shortly with your unique Geospatial Forestry Platform Dashboard login details.

Start your mapping journey

Step 3

View modules and maps online to gain further insight into your forest.

The Team

At Swift Geospatial, we believe technology that helps describe the changes on our planet should be accessible to all professionals and decision makers alike. We strive to bring new solutions to market that deliver on these promises without incurring a cost that will make it inaccessible. Geospatial data should be open and accessible to everyone.

At Swift Geospatial, we believe technology that helps describe the changes on our planet should be accessible to all professionals and decision makers alike. We strive to bring new solutions to market that deliver on these promises without incurring a cost that will make it inaccessible. Geospatial data should be open and accessible to everyone.

Commercial Forestry in East Africa is a key sector to the wider economy, feeding into construction, electrification, packaging, and commodity exports.

It is estimated that forestry contributes to 3.6% of Kenya’s GDP. The sector also supports most productive and service sectors in the country, particularly agriculture, fisheries, livestock, energy, wildlife, water, tourism, recreation, trade and industry that contribute between 33% to 39 % of the country’s GDP.

The sector is a major pillar in Tanzania’s economy accounting for about 4% of Tanzania’s GDP. The transformation of the sector would spur significant “green” job and wealth creation across the region and support the development of upstream manufacturing sectors.

Commercial Forestry in East Africa is a key sector to the wider economy, feeding into construction, electrification, packaging, and commodity exports.

It is estimated that forestry contributes to 3.6% of Kenya’s GDP. The sector also supports most productive and service sectors in the country, particularly agriculture, fisheries, livestock, energy, wildlife, water, tourism, recreation, trade and industry that contribute between 33% to 39 % of the country’s GDP.

The sector is a major pillar in Tanzania’s economy accounting for about 4% of Tanzania’s GDP. The transformation of the sector would spur significant “green” job and wealth creation across the region and support the development of upstream manufacturing sectors.

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