- Open ArcGIS Basic
- Select Trial_BaseMap.mxd from G:\Trial
- From the GeoMaster toolbar with the <GeoMaster> Menu and select Connect.
- GeoMaster will appear.
- Have a play..
Selecting large amounts of patches in GeoMaster will select large amounts of patches in ArcGIS. This can be time-consuming and resource intensive (it will take a while to select every patch in an entire 50,000ha forest in ArcGIS for instance). For this reason GeoMaster will prompt you to be aware when greater than 50 patches patches will be selected as shown below. If you even get this best approach is to select NO unless that is explicitly what you want to do.
You can operate GeoMaster without connection to ArcGIS. This is great if all you doing is planning, scheduling and recording non-GIS events. So if you get a “you have no ArcGIS license available” because we only allocate one trial ArcGIS license for our trial environment you can just startup GeoMaster directly and get into using it without the Maps attached. Map creation and GIS events will not be available but all other functionality will be.
To view both GeoMaster and ArcGIS on the same screen use the Windows + <Left> and Windows + <Right> to get each application to occupy half the screen.
Playing with PSLOG
You have access to a small demostration dataset within PSLog. This represents more of a woodlot manager than a large forest owner. This data has been played with and although represents a true forest data has been altered to ensure that this information is not accurate. Currently the wharf and mill stocks module is not active within the trial mode.
Reviewing the Trial Dataset:
- Open PSLog
- Have a play..
Playing with PlotSafe
You have access to a some example field inventory files collected in PlotSafe. These are real although altered Pre-harvest inventories on P.radiata stands. You also have access to the Overlapping Feature Cruising and FMA Procedures Documents in Templates.
Reviewing the Trial Datasets
- On G:Drive you will find the sample data under PlotSafe Samples
Playing with YTGEN
When installing YTGEN it also comes with a sample dataset for you to become familar with the software. This has been made available below.
Reviewing the Trial Datasets in YTGEN
- In G:\Trial\YTGEN Samples you will find the sample data
- To just get started open up the Test1.ytl file and select the “Play button” to run the yield request.
- Review the Report tab to look at the results.
- Have a play … (YTGEN has a comprehensive help file which should help you through understanding it’s features).