2023 SAG Award Winners

Israel Forest Authority

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Project Goal

The forest authority is performing many field operations, which are combined with the organization's many challenges: managing the forests and parks, planning the conservation aspects, external contractor's work, grazing, forest fires, research and of course travelers and campers within the forest.
The goals of this project were:
• Transitioning the forest land management from tables to polygon work areas.
• Easy collection of data by field workers and spreading this information throughout the organization.
• Creating web GIS apps for the office workers
• Implementing ArcGIS Pro for desktop operations.
• Creating decision-supporting dashboards for managers.
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Business Problem Solved

The forest authority found Esri's tools, and especially ArcGIS Online as suitable for their needs and goals.
The successful implementation of all these tools & technologies, has delivered a solution for many areas:
• Planning planting and deforestation area, for governmental approvals.
• Planning work quotas for external contractors doing various forest works.
• Protecting natural resources through identification of areas with protected plants and animals.
• Managing grazing areas.
• Performing field surveys for the health of the forest.
• Automatic monitoring plans and real-estate initiatives in the vicinity of forest at early stages.
• Rapid processing of collected data into useful information for the field crews (through Integromat Web hooks & Arcade).
• Interfacing the GIS to other systems in the organization by using Spatial SQL & Rest API.
• Creating responsive web apps with Experience Builder for the use of field crews.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS Online , ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Field Maps , ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Experience , ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online
Integromat Webhook , ArcGIS API for Python , JavaScript API , ArcGIS Arcade , geoprocessing service , Spatial SQL, Angular

Development Team Biography

Our team consists of GIS experts and GIS developers in the Information Systems Division of The forest authority.