New field application at Sveaskog
In conjunction with Sveaskog updating the methodology for assessing conservation value Triona has taken part in developing a new tool to provide support in field work.
The purpose of the conservation value assessment is to identify an area’s prerequisites for biological diversity and create a basis for planning activities and making provisions. To minimize the risk that valuable forest biotopes are harvested or damaged by mistake it is important to undertake a conservation value assessment before activities take place-
A project group with participants from Sveaskog and Triona have worked to design a solution since summer 2022. The solution is that one can fetch data and map material to a field client and then collect further data and create a conservation value assessment which is then delivered to a central system. As users work in the forest all over the country the work should be able to be carried out both online and offline depending on mobile connectivity. The field application is designed for use on an iPad mini or a tablet PC.
Triona has provided project management, requirements coordination, test management, and system development to the project.
The field application streamlines data capture of required data while making sure that data is saved with future traceability on how the assessment was made.
Users started to use the new tool in the field during the spring, showing good results.
“The field tool has exceeded our expectations! It is evident that all persons in the project have strived to develop a great product that is user friendly for us who use the tool in our daily work. The application and data capture have for the most part worked smoothly from day one in the first section where I tested the tool.” Linda Rosén, Forest Planner in Götaland.
“In May 2022, when we launched a large transformation of our methodology for assessing conservation values, our main focus was on the actual methodology. The digital support which was developed in record time was approved, although it was not completely finished. At the launch of the new IT tool in April 2023 it was the complete opposite, a minor update in the methodology however a large focus on the hugely positive improvement the new field application brings” Peter Bergman, Head of Nature Conservation, Sveaskog.