Tools for decision making

Territorial Planning

We have developed different tools that offer relevant information for decision making, and that allows us to know in advance the potential impacts of one or another policy or decision.

High resolution cartography

In collaboration with federal public institutions we have built the high resolution reference map, based on a cartographic system developed from RapidEye satellite images, which allows us to estimate the forest cover in the forests and jungles of Mexico with a high degree of precision and certainty. High resolution cartography is a powerful tool to make more efficient use of the territory throughout the country.

High Resolution Reference Map

Community monitoring

We have undertaken, together with ejidos and communities, producer organizations and society, the construction of local and community systems for monitoring natural resources, forests, forests and the biodiversity that inhabits and composes them. The capacity building program for community monitoring in Mexico’s forests allows for better decision-making about the territory between the owners of natural resources, producers, civil society organizations and government agencies.

Territorial information manager

We promote the development of a multi-scale territorial information management prototype platform, based on Spatial Decision Support Systems and Geo-Business Intelligence, which allows to effectively systematize, link and analyze field, tabular and cartographic information, offering the generation of indicators for decision making. The design and construction of the tools is based on a participatory, binding and responsible process that responds to the information needs of federal and state government agencies, research institutes, technical service providers and rural communities.

It integrates several development computing platforms (web applications, mobile applications, desktop applications, geographic applications) with centralized information hosted in the cloud, with the possibility of sharing information through Web services. The platform offers a tool for intersectoral coordination, as a tool to support the development of strategic plans.

Through the use of various computer tools, it offers six work modules:

  1. National Agrarian Registry: Generates technical reports on the percentage of forest land in polygons and agricultural units, speeding up the technical opinion to applications for authorization of change of ownership in the agrarian nuclei of the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.
  2. Sustainable Productive Zoning System: Consists of a geospatial model for the identification of areas with potential use for conservation, timber management and agricultural activities, according to technical criteria of productive potential and conservation priorities.
  3. State System of Forest Information: Links multi-scale information that allows to verify the authorized volumes of wood extraction and transport, offering to the Forest Development Secretariat of the State of Chihuahua a traceability mechanism of forest products.
  4. Community Monitoring: Designed for community brigades and technical service providers that generate field information oriented to inform local processes of management and use of natural resources; includes sub-modules of biomass, biodiversity, low-impact forest harvesting and forest growth rates.
  5. Productive Models: Designed for local producers who seek to measure the climatic effectiveness resulting from productive improvements in agroforestry, silvopastoral systems, conservation agriculture and forestry.
  6. LiDAR: It allows the download of LiDAR products (digital orthophotos, digital elevation and surface model and point cloud) generated by Woods Hole Research Center and The Nature Conservancy.