Geographic Information System
- natural resources
- real estate property
- buildings (and other structures)
- operational planning that has been carried out
- measures that have been implemented
Data on different areas is collected from field surveys and from various external information sources. In order to secure the most up-to-date information possible about tree reserves, information about tree stands is updated annually according to the Lignum growth model developed by the Finnish Forest Research Institute. Other information is also updated and adjusted continuously.
The geographical information system is an essential tool in natural resource planning as well as in operational planning in forestry and nature conservation. The system is also a key tool for many Metsähallitus employees: approximately 500 workers use it every day.